Middle East Studies

Fall 2024 Courses


MES


MES 1051 Israel-Palestine: Public Humanities (Katharina Galor)

MES 1172 Iranian Cinema: History, Aesthetics, and Politics (Mehrdad Babadi)

MES 1968 Approaches to the Middle East (HIST 1968A) (Beshara Doumani)

MES 1971 Senior Honors Thesis 


Languages


Arabic

ARAB 0100 First-Year Arabic (Alla Hassan)

ARAB 0300 Second-Year Arabic (Miled Faiza)

ARAB 0500 Third-Year Arabic (Elsa Belmont Flores)

ARAB 0950 Advanced Reading and Composition: Arabic Fiction in the West (Miled Faiza)


Hebrew

HEBR 0100 Elementary Hebrew (Ruth Adler Ben Yahuda)

HEBR 0300 Intermediate Hebrew (Ruth Adler Ben Yahuda)

HEBR 0500 Writing and Speaking Hebrew (Ruth Adler Ben Yahuda)

Persian

PRSN 0100 Basic Persian (Michelle Quay)

PRSN 0300 Intermediate Persian Language and Culture (Michelle Quay)

Turkish

TKSH 0100 Introduction to Turkish Language and Culture I (Esra Ozdemir)

TKSH 0300 Intermediate Turkish (Esra Ozdemir)

TKSH 1100 Introductory Ottoman Turkish I (Esra Ozdemir)

TKSH 0720A Understanding Modern Turkey Through Film and Literature (Esra Ozdemir)


Electives


Archeology

ARCH 0100 Field Archaeology in the Ancient World (Laurel Bestock)

ARCH 0230 Myriad Mediterraneans: Archaeology, Representation and Decolonization (Peter Van Dommelen) RPP FYS

ARCH 1642 Queering Ancient Egypt (Robyn Price)

ARCH 2245 Rural Landscapes and Peasant Communities in the Mediterranean (Peter Van Dommelen)

Assyriology

ASYR 1000 Introduction to Akkadian (TBD)

ASYR 1900 Introduction to Hittite Language and Literature (Felipe Rojas Silva)

Classics

CLAS 1210 Mediterranean Culture Wars: Archaic Greek History, c. 1200 to 479 BC (Graham Oliver) WRIT

Comparative Literature

COLT 1310G Silk Road Fictions (Tamara Chin)

Egyptology

EGYT 1310 Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian Writing and Language (Middle Egyptian I) (Christelle Alvarez)

EGYT 1510 Ancient Egyptian Art II (Laurel Bestock) WRIT

EGYT 2300 Readings in Ancient Egyptian (Christelle Alvarez) WRIT

EGYT 2610 Introduction to Demotic (TBD) WRIT

History

HIST 0246 The Ottoman Empire and the Modern Middle East (Faiz Ahmed)

HIST 1205 The Long Fall of the Roman Empire (Jonathan Conant)

HIST 1457 Understanding the Palestinians (Beshara Doumani) RPP WRIT

HIST 1946L Slavery in the Early Modern World (Adam Teller) RPP WRIT

Judaic Studies

JUDS 0050P Sacred Spaces: Synagogues, Churches, Mosques (Katharina Galor) WRIT FYS

JUDS 0608 The Parting of the Ways?: Questioning Jewish/Christian Difference (Jae Han) WRIT

JUDS 1630 The Talmud (Michael Satlow)

Religious Studies

RELS 0405 Arts of the Sacred and Demonic in the Ancient Mediterranean (Susan Harvey, Gretel Rodriguez)

RELS 0600E Islamic Modernities: Religion, Culture and Power (Nancy Khalek) RPP WRIT

RELS 0090A Women and Gender in Ancient Religions (Susan Harvey) WRIT FYS

IAPA

IAPA 1203 History of American Intervention (Stephen Kinzer)

IAPA 1804A Iran and the Islamic Revolution (Stephen Kinzer) WRIT

French and Francophone Studies

FREN 1710J Geopolitics and Identity Divides in the Middle East (Maan Alsahoui) WRIT

FREN1710L: Africa in Theory, Philosophy, Anthropology: History Beyond the West (Mohamed Amer Meziane)

Language Studies

LANG 0710 Protest and Dissidence in Iran (Michelle Quay) WRIT FYS

 


Curricular Programs


RPP

ARCH 0230 Myriad Mediterraneans: Archaeology, Representation and Decolonization (Peter Van Dommelen)

HIST 1457 Understanding the Palestinians (Beshara Doumani)

HIST 1946L Slavery in the Early Modern World (Adam Teller)

RELS 0600E Islamic Modernities: Religion, Culture and Power (Nancy Khalek)

WRIT

CLAS 1210 Mediterranean Culture Wars: Archaic Greek History, c. 1200 to 479 BC (Graham Oliver)

EGYT 1510 Ancient Egyptian Art II (Laurel Bestock)

EGYT 2300 Readings in Ancient Egyptian (Christelle Alvarez)

EGYT 2610 Introduction to Demotic (TBD)

FREN 1710J Geopolitics and Identity Divides in the Middle East (Maan Alsahoui)

HIST 1457 Understanding the Palestinians (Beshara Doumani)

HIST 1946L Slavery in the Early Modern World (Adam Teller)

MES 1968 Approaches to the Middle East (Beshara Doumani)

IAPA 1804A Iran and the Islamic Revolution (Stephen Kinzer)

JUDS 0050P Sacred Spaces: Synagogues, Churches, Mosques (Katharina Galor)

JUDS 0608 The Parting of the Ways?: Questioning Jewish/Christian Difference (Jae Han)

LANG 0710 Protest and Dissidence in Iran (Michelle Quay)

MES 1051 Israel-Palestine: Public Humanities (Katharina Galor)

RELS 0090A Women and Gender in Ancient Religions (Susan Harvey)

RELS 0600E Islamic Modernities: Religion, Culture and Power (Nancy Khalek)

FYS

ARCH 0230 Myriad Mediterraneans: Archaeology, Representation and Decolonization 

(Peter Van Dommelen)

JUDS 0050P Sacred Spaces: Synagogues, Churches, Mosques (Katharina Galor)

LANG 0710 Protest and Dissidence in Iran (Michelle Quay)

RELS 0090A Women and Gender in Ancient Religions (Susan Harvey)