Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARBI 101-01 Elementary Arabic
Instructor: Magda Siekert
Course Description:
An introduction to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the standard means of communication in the Arab world.
0830:MTWRF   DENNY 103
ARBI 101-02 Elementary Arabic
Instructor: Mohammad Abu Shuleh
Course Description:
An introduction to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the standard means of communication in the Arab world.
0830:MTWRF   DENNY 211
ARBI 211-02 Intermediate Arabic
Instructor: Mohammad Abu Shuleh
Course Description:
Introduction to conversation and composition building on the skills developed in 101 and 102. Prerequisite: 102.
0930:MTWRF   DENNY 211
ARBI 360-01 Topics in Mod Standard Arabic
Instructor: Mohammad Abu Shuleh
Course Description:
Thematic study of Arabic language and culture, with emphasis on close reading, comprehension and interpretation, and on honing oral expression and comprehension. Prerequisite: 212, or permission of instructor. This course fulfills the Division I.b. distribution requirement.
1330:MR   DENNY 103
Courses Offered in HEBR
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HEBR 103-01 Elementary Modern Hebrew
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Introduction to the modern Hebrew language. Alphabet, phonics and grammatical structures. Emphasizes development of reading comprehension, composition and conversational skills.
0930:MTWRF   EASTC 107
HEBR 116-01 Intermediate Modern Hebrew
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Formal study of Hebrew language with emphasis on oral practice and writing skills. Prerequisite: 104 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   EASTC 107
HEBR 500-01 Women's Rights in Israel
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 121-01 Middle East to 1750
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 121-01.
1030:MWF   DENNY 203
MEST 200-01 Modern Iran
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 315-02. This course examines Iran's history from 1500 to the present, with an emphasis on political and religious developments under the Safavid, Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties, and the Islamic Republic.
1230:MWF   DENNY 104
MEST 259-01 Islam
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 259-01 and RELG 259-01.
1030:TR   DENNY 103
MEST 262-01 Zionism: Ideology, Institutions, Cultures & Contestations
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 262-01 and POSC 290-01. This course aims to provide students with a multi-dimensional understanding of Zionism as a political ideology that found its expression in the creation of a state, the establishment of a particular set of economic and cultural institutions as well as in the creation of new conceptions of land, space, and group interaction. At once a future-oriented revolutionary ideology and revivalist movement based on the idea of returning to an ancient homeland, the significance of Zionism in 20th and 21st centuries cannot be understated. Zionism (or rather, Zionists), produced a state Israel whose foundation has roiled politics in the Middle East until today. This course will look at the particular historical circumstances that gave rise to Zionism in the late 19th century, Zionist institutions, political culture and dominant historical narratives. The course will conclude with a detailed examination of more contemporary critics of Zionism both from within Israel and outside of it.
1330:MR   DENNY 104
MEST 266-01 International Politics of the Middle East
Instructor: Edward Webb
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 277-01 and POSC 277-01.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 110