Near Eastern Studies (NES)Arts and Sciences

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NES 1101

Intended for beginners. Provides a thorough grounding in reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking. Students who complete the course are able to function in basic situations ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6665NES 1101  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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  •   Combined with: JWST 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6666NES 1101  SEM 102

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

NES 1103

Sequel to NES 1101-NES 1102. Continued development of reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking skills. view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6683NES 1103  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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  •   Combined with: JWST 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6684NES 1103  SEM 102

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

NES 1201

Provides a thorough grounding in all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It starts with spoken Arabic and gradually integrates Modern Standard Arabic in the form of listening and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6178NES 1201  SEM 101

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6179NES 1201  SEM 102

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6180NES 1201  SEM 103

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6181NES 1201  SEM 104

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NES 1203

Sequel to NES 1201-NES 1202. Continued development of the four language skills through extensive use of graded materials on a wide variety of topics. Increased attention is given to developing native-like ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6182NES 1203  SEM 101

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6183NES 1203  SEM 102

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18555NES 1203  SEM 103

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NES 1320

The course is intended for beginners who have no proficiency in the target language. Students develop all four skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Additional materials from authentic ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6843NES 1320  SEM 101

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NES 1322

The course is designed with strong integration of modern colloquial Persian.  Only colloquial is used for all speaking and listening activities, while reading and writing tasks are performed in formal ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6460NES 1322  SEM 101

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NES 1330

Intended for students with no experience in Turkish. The goal is to provide a thorough grounding in the Turkish language with an emphasis on communication. Small class size provides intensive practice ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6184NES 1330  LEC 001

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NES 1451

For over two thousand years, from the Middle Kingdom (ca. 2100 BCE) into the Roman era, Egyptian monuments were inscribed with hieroglyphs of the Middle Egyptian writing system. In this second of three ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 1451

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15829NES 1451  SEM 101

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NES 1920

This class will explore the ways that people in the late ancient world of the Near East were  "religious," focusing especially upon the ways in which monotheistic religious communities and identities were ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17573NES 1920  SEM 101

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NES 1963

A casual reading of the Hebrew Scriptures might lead one to believe that the normative religion of the Israelites was that spelled out in the Torah and Prophets.  However, a more critical appraisal of ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17575NES 1963  SEM 101

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NES 1969

Women's active involvement in the protests of the "Arab Spring" contrasted with popular Western assumptions about the role of women in Arab societies. This class aims to investigate forms of rebellion ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17577NES 1969  SEM 101

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NES 2201

This course is designed to develop competence in Urdu reading and writing for students with a first-year knowledge of Hindi and knowledge of Urdu script. May be taken concurrently with Intermediate ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: URDU 2225

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6633NES 2201  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: HINDI 1102 and URDU 1125 or permission of instructor. After pre-enrollment please contact Naaz Rizvi (nfr8) to enroll.

NES 2203

This course is designed for students who can speak and understand a spoken Arabic dialect (Egyptian, Lebanese, Syrian, Iraqi, etc.) but have little or no knowledge of written Arabic, known as Classical ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 2105

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16881NES 2203  SEM 101

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NES 2615

The word "empire" today evokes modern, capitalist, European, even American experiments in expansion and domination. But empires have been part of the political repertoire for millennia, which means some ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 2015ARKEO 2015

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15831NES 2615  LEC 001

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NES 2634

This course examines the cultural and historical interaction of Muslims and Jews from the emergence of Islam in the seventh century through the classical age of Islam down to the turn of the thirteenth ... view course details

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  • 15891NES 2634  LEC 001

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NES 2644

In this course, students will survey the development of Judaism from its roots in ancient Mesopotamia to modernity. Rather than thinking of Judaism as static and easily definable, we will explore a history ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 2644RELST 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16054NES 2644  LEC 001

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NES 2674

This course examines major trends in the evolution of the Middle East in the modern era. Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries and ending with the  "Arab Spring," we will consider Middle East history ... view course details

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  • 15601NES 2674  LEC 001

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  • 15964NES 2674  DIS 201

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  • 15965NES 2674  DIS 202

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  • 15966NES 2674  DIS 203

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  • 15967NES 2674  DIS 204

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  • 17968NES 2674  DIS 205

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  • 18326NES 2674  DIS 206

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NES 2687

Centrally located between two continents; the Middle East is drawn by nature to many environmental challenges that are re-lated to its unequal distribution of natural resources associated with its geological ... view course details

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  • 15906NES 2687  LEC 001

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NES 2777

This course offers an overview of Rabbinic Literature from the first century BCE through the eight century of the Common Era. Each class will combine broad historical background with the close reading ... view course details

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  • 15901NES 2777  LEC 001

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NES 3101

Successful completion of NES 3101 fulfills Option 1 language requirement. Advanced study of the Hebrew Language both orally and through the analysis of mostly unedited texts of social, political, and cultural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 3101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6185NES 3101  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

NES 3108

This course is intended to continue the development of all aspects of the language. Emphasis, however, will be placed on speaking skills and understanding by using text material relevant to Israeli contemporary ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 3108

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8000NES 3108  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

NES 3201

Introduces students to authentic, unedited Arabic language materials ranging from poems, short stories, and plays to newspaper articles dealing with social, political, and cultural issues. Emphasis is ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 3100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6186NES 3201  SEM 101

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NES 3637

This course traces the historical development of Christianity from its roots in 1st century Palestinian Judaism to the emergence of Islam in the early 7th century, with special emphasis on the period prior ... view course details

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  • 15825NES 3637  LEC 001

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NES 3723

The medieval Arabic cycle of stories known as The Arabian Nights or The Thousand and One Nights is a classic of world literature. In the first part of the course we will read the Nights and discuss both ... view course details

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  • 15961NES 3723  LEC 001

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NES 3767

In the media we read about conflict in Iraq between Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds; strife between Muslims and Copts in Egypt; rebellion in Syria against the ruling Alawite minority; and violence between Israelis ... view course details

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  • 15909NES 3767  LEC 001

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NES 3927

Since the establishment of the State of Israel and the First Arab-Israeli War in 1948, Israeli-Lebanese relations have known periods of stability and conflict. The course will explain the changing relationship ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 3927

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17221NES 3927  LEC 001

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NES 4200

The course is an introductory survey to different genres in Modern Arabic Literature (Poetry and prose). It aims at improving the four language skills at an advanced level, as well as appreciating Arabic ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16883NES 4200  SEM 101

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NES 4210

This course, taught entirely in Arabic, will focus on those aspects of Arabic grammar that are relevant for the correct reading and writing of Modern Standard Arabic such as the case and mood system (I'raab), ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18557NES 4210  SEM 101

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NES 4557

How and why do landscapes come to inspire the religious imagination? And how do sensory landscapes, more specifically-territories of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell-inform, inflect, and engage the ... view course details

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  • 15911NES 4557  SEM 101

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NES 4620

What is the relationship between archaeology and politics? What role has archaeology played in the making of "the East"? And how has material culture been implicated in the discourses that conjure the ... view course details

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  • 15935NES 4620  SEM 101

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NES 4642

The primary emphasis of this discussion seminar is the historical development of gendered identities and the fluid manner in which different Middle Eastern communities responded to shifting ideas of sexuality, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 4640HIST 4642

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15607NES 4642  SEM 101

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NES 4670

Early states emerged when select groups gained control over wealth and power and institutionalized that control. How this was accomplished is a question of political economy that we can approach ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 4670JWST 4670

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15882NES 4670  SEM 101

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NES 4707

How and where does-indeed, can-one write the story of a diaspora of the Muslim creative and critical imagination? Guided by the critical work of e.g. Hawley, Rushdie, and Subramani, we will read and watch ... view course details

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  • 15895NES 4707  SEM 101

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NES 4910

An autonomous, diasporic Jewish culture flourished in Eastern Europe from the early modern period through the mid-twentieth century and beyond. It is the ancestral culture of the vast majority of American ... view course details

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  • 16338NES 4910  SEM 101

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NES 4991

For undergraduates who wish to obtain research experience or do extensive reading on a special topic. Students select a topic in consultation with the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the course. ... view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6826NES 4991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7260NES 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7261NES 4991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7262NES 4991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7263NES 4991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7264NES 4991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7265NES 4991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Scharf, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7266NES 4991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Shoer, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7267NES 4991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7268NES 4991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Toorawa, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7269NES 4991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9529NES 4991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9766NES 4991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Weatherspoon, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18536NES 4991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Gocheleishvili, I

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NES 4998

Each fall, a small number of highly qualified seniors enter the Near Eastern Studies Honors Program. The Honors Program is open to NES majors who have done superior work and who wish to devote a substantial ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6461NES 4998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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NES 4999

Each fall, a small number of highly qualified seniors enter the Near Eastern Studies Honors Program. The Honors Program is open to NES majors who have done superior work and who wish to devote a substantial ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8050NES 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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NES 6221

This seminar presents an introduction to Judeo-Arabic through the study of selected classical texts and the study of its grammar and lexicon. Because Judeo-Arabic combines elements of Hebrew and Arabic ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 6221

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16889NES 6221  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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NES 6620

What is the relationship between archaeology and politics? What role has archaeology played in the making of "the East"? And how has material culture been implicated in the discourses that conjure the ... view course details

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  • 15958NES 6620  SEM 101

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NES 6637

No description available. view course details

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  • 18481NES 6637  LEC 001

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NES 6707

Together we explore how contemporary diasporic Muslim, Latin American, European and Asian writers and filmmakers operate with(in) memory, with the impossible longing to belong, with the loss of 'home' ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6724RELST 6707

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15898NES 6707  SEM 101

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NES 6723

The medieval Arabic cycle of stories known as The Arabian Nights or The Thousand and One Nights is a classic of world literature. In the first part of the course we will read the Nights and discuss both ... view course details

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  • 15959NES 6723  LEC 001

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NES 6960

New forms of German literature emerged in the wake of transnational labor migration, especially after 1989. Taking leave of a sociological model that interprets this literature as a plea for compassionate ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6960

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17071NES 6960  SEM 101

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NES 6991

For graduate students who wish to do intensive reading on a focused topic. Students select a topic in consultation with the faculty member that has agreed to supervise the course. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6187NES 6991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7270NES 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7271NES 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7272NES 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7273NES 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7274NES 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7275NES 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Toorawa, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7276NES 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7921NES 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18320NES 6991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Septimus, Z

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NES 7910

An autonomous, diasporic Jewish culture flourished in Eastern Europe from the early modern period through the mid-twentieth century and beyond. It is the ancestral culture of the vast majority of American ... view course details

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  • 16345NES 7910  SEM 101

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