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Middle East Studies (MDES)
- D class assignments available in THH309; phone 740-1188.
History and culture of modern Iran from the nineteenth century to present through historical and ethnographic approaches to Iran today, richly contextualizing events and people.
|41556R||001||Lecture||9:30-10:50am||Tue, Thu||12 of 15||Hani Khafipour||VKC208|
Examines contemporary Arab state-society relations using literature to illustrate how people construct meanings and portray issues of national, social, and cultural significance.
- General Education: This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.
|41538R||001||Lecture||2:00-3:20pm||Mon, Wed||16 of 20||Dina Jadallah||VKC202||Word (48341 KB)|
The evolution of the concept and practice of sovereignty in the Middle East, pre-modern to the present, focusing on reciprocal nature of power and authority.
|41541R||001||Lecture||11:00-12:20pm||Tue, Thu||11 of 25||Dina Jadallah||WPH205||Word (44503 KB)|
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||001||Lecture||3:30-6:20pm||Thursday||48 of 50||Fayez Hammad||SOSB44|
Examination of general economic development issues: population, agriculture, industrialization, trade, oil, etc. Several Mideast case study countries are then explored in depth.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the IR department but may qualify for major credit in MDES. To register, enroll in IR 363.
|37872R||001||Lecture||2:00-3:20pm||Mon, Wed||23 of 48||Laurie Brand||VKC152|
Exploration of multilingual encounters in literary works, films, and theoretical texts. Topics may include immigrant languages, dialects, jargons, imaginary or hybrid languages, theories of translation.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the COLT department but may qualify for major credit in MDES. To register, enroll in COLT 448.
|22055R||001||Lecture||3:30-4:50pm||Tue, Thu||1 of 17||Veli Yashin||THH108||PDF (211166 KB)|