Middle East Studies (MDES)
- D class assignments available in THH309; phone 740-1188.
Introduction to contemporary Persian (Farsi). Oral practice, listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary necessary for simple spoken and written expression.
|41500D||Lecture||11:00-11:50am||MTuWTh||10 of 19||Peyman Nojoumian||VKC204||PDF (29833 KB)|
Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic: Development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in contemporary cultural contexts.
|41504D||Lecture||11:00-11:50am||MTuWThF||5 of 19||Sozan Wali||THH105|
|41506D||Lecture||9:00-9:50am||MTuWThF||4 of 19||Sozan Wali||THH109|
Intermediate Persian (Farsi). Building conversational skills, listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary necessary for intermediate level spoken and written expression.
- Prerequisite: MDES 150
|41516R||Lecture||12:00-12:50pm||MTuWTh||4 of 19||Peyman Nojoumian||VKC107||PDF (24070 KB)|
Advanced expression in written and spoken Arabic, including reading of original texts, understanding different registers, and exposure to modern Arabic cultures.
- Prerequisite: MDES 252
Introduction to problems and issues in the Middle East today: religio-ethnic rivalries, conflicting nationalisms and ideologies, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East oil.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the IR department but may qualify for major credit in MDES. To register, enroll in IR 362.
|37869R||Lecture||5:00-6:20pm||Tue, Thu||25 of 37||Fayez Hammad||VKC261|
Major topics, themes, and representative writings in the history and literature of the Arabic and Islamic World during the Medieval period.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the HIST department but may qualify for major credit in MDES. To register, enroll in HIST 382.
|37096D||Lecture||11:00-12:20pm||Tue, Thu||5 of 25||Ramzi Rouighi||WPHB30|
Study of archaeology and excavated artifacts from Egypt and the Near East.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the REL department but may qualify for major credit in MDES. To register, enroll in REL 394.
|60094R||Lecture||11:00-12:20pm||Tue, Thu||11 of 19||Lynn Dodd||ZHS360|
Historical and theoretical analyses of the complex history of Western perceptions of Islam, focusing on France.Taught in French. Recommended preparation: FREN 330 and REL 137g.
- Diversity: This course satisfies the university's diversity requirement.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the FREN department but may qualify for major credit in MDES. To register, enroll in FREN 448.
|34285D||Lecture||2:00-3:20pm||Tue, Thu||6 of 16||Olivia Harrison||VKC209||PDF (403357 KB)|
Studies and readings in one or more pre-modern Iranian languages and their cultural and historical contexts. Specific topics vary; may be repeated for credit.
|The Avestan Language and Zoroastrian Scriptures|
|41548R||Lecture||12:00-12:50pm||MTuWTh||3 of 12||Kevin Van Bladel||THH111|
A readings and research seminar dealing with one topic in the history of the Middle East. Topics will change each time the course is offered.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the HIST department but may qualify for major credit in MDES. To register, enroll in HIST 480.
|Culture and Politics|
|37088D||Lecture||2:00-3:20pm||Tue, Thu||7 of 15||Ramzi Rouighi||SOSB48|
Information accurate as of 6/19/2013 10:01 PM.