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

  •  6641NES 1101  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: JWST 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6642NES 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: JWST 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6655NES 1103  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: JWST 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6656NES 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ASRC 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6178NES 1201  SEM 101

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ASRC 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6179NES 1201  SEM 102

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ASRC 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6180NES 1201  SEM 103

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Syllabi: none
  •   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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ASRC 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6183NES 1203  SEM 102

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NES 1320

Intended for beginners and heritage speakers alike, this course is a quick and easy way to a popular worldly language in a modern day context (Farsi)!  Students develop all four skills - speaking, listening, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6810NES 1320  SEM 101

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NES 1322

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6447NES 1322  SEM 101

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NES 1330

Elementary Turkish is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Turkish and who are interested in developing a solid base in modern Turkish language. Emphasis will be placed on laying a strong ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6184NES 1330  LEC 001

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NES 1332

Intermediate Turkish is for students who have an adequate elementary knowledge of Turkish including students who have taken Elementary Turkish.  This course introduces students to more complex grammatical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17436NES 1332  SEM 101

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NES 1340

This introductory language course combines the acquisition of communicative competence and cultural awareness. Students will practice the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GREEK 1141

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18510NES 1340  SEM 101

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NES 1410

This course is a basic introduction to Akkadian, the language that dominated the writing of ancient Iraq for 2,500 years. It was the language of the empires of Babylonia and Assyria and the Epic of Gilgamesh. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 6410

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

NES 1967

An exploration of the nature of the classical Islamic judicial system and notions of justice.  Class discussions will be based upon the close reading of historical materials, including legal documents ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: URDU 2225

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6609NES 2201  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: HINDI 1102 and URDU 1125 or permission of instructor.

NES 2546

Modern perceptions of Classical civilizations often stress those aspects of their cultures that are compatible with contemporary concepts of "rational thought." Certainly, Greek and Roman scholars did ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2846ARKEO 2846CLASS 2646

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16713NES 2546  LEC 001

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  • 16714NES 2546  DIS 201

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  • 16715NES 2546  DIS 202

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  • 16716NES 2546  DIS 203

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NES 2601

The pyramids and mummies of Egypt, the ziggurats of Babylonia, and the armies of Assyria are all part of the legacy of the ancient Near East. This course serves as a basic introduction to the history, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: JWST 2601

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17279NES 2601  LEC 001

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NES 2629

This course provides a literary and historical introduction to the earliest Christian writings, most of which eventually came to be included in the New Testament. Through the lens of the gospel narratives ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17453NES 2629  LEC 001

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NES 2649

Sixty percent of the world's Muslim population lives in Asia, and a quarter of Asia's population adheres to Islam. Whether as majorities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Indonesia, or as minorities in India, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2247RELST 2247

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17635NES 2649  LEC 001

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NES 2655

The seventh-century Arab conquests resulted in the creation of a vibrant new civilization that stretched from the Iberian peninsula in the west to Central Asia and the borders of India in the east. We ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2530MEDVL 2655RELST 2655

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17302NES 2655  LEC 001

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  • 17303NES 2655  DIS 201

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  • 17304NES 2655  DIS 202

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  • 17305NES 2655  DIS 203

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NES 2661

A survey of the history and development of ships and seafaring as revealed by shipwrecks, boat burials, texts, art, and other evidence. The role of nautical technology and seafaring among the maritime ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ARKEO 2661JWST 2661

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17265NES 2661  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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  •  8950NES 2674  LEC 001

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  •  9167NES 2674  DIS 201

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  •  9168NES 2674  DIS 202

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  •  9169NES 2674  DIS 203

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  •  9170NES 2674  DIS 204

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  •  9935NES 2674  DIS 205

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  • 10014NES 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 related to its unequal distribution of natural resources associated with its geological ... view course details

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  • 17707NES 2687  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 on reading and discussion of Modern Literary works. Reading include adapted as well as authentic literary and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: JWST 3108

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7928NES 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ASRC 3100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6186NES 3201  SEM 101

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NES 3203

In this four-credit, one semester, topic based course, students will be introduced to authentic, unedited Arabic language materials from Arabic newspapers, magazines, TV broadcasts and interviews, and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17437NES 3203  SEM 101

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NES 3325

Designed for those students who have either taken Intermediate Urdu or are at the same level of competency in reading and writing skills. In this course you will be reading literary articles, novels and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: URDU 3325

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17632NES 3325  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: Intermediate Urdu or same level of written and oral proficiency.

NES 3629

A weekly seminar that may be taken in addition to NES 2629 - New Testament/Early Christian Literatures 357492. The seminar will provide an opportunity to read portions of the New Testament and other early ... view course details

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  • 17465NES 3629  SEM 101

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    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • Prerequisite: One year of Greek or permission of instructor. Students must be enrolled in NES 2629 or have permission of instructor.

NES 3687

This seminar examines the history of the United States' involvement with the conflict between Israelis and Arabs, from 1948 to the present. Recently a great deal of attention has been paid to political ... view course details

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  • 17716NES 3687  LEC 080

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  • Taught in Washington, DC.

NES 3697

This course examines the history of the conflict between two peoples with claims to the same land (Palestine/Israel), from the rise of their national movements at the turn of the 20th century and their ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3977JWST 3697SOC 3970

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17473NES 3697  LEC 001

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  • Open to all students, including freshmen.

  • 17479NES 3697  DIS 201

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  • 17486NES 3697  DIS 202

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  • 17505NES 3697  DIS 203

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  • 17510NES 3697  DIS 204

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  • 17514NES 3697  DIS 205

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  • 17518NES 3697  DIS 206

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NES 3720

This course will employ a range of methods in approaching the subject of women in ancient Israel. We will use biblical, archaeological, and ancient Near Eastern textual evidence to reconstruct aspects ... view course details

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  • 17268NES 3720  LEC 001

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NES 4520

This course at the intersection of studies in Jewish and urban culture draws on a wide range of textual and other evidence, from the Babylonian Talmud to contemporary American literature, to ... view course details

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  • 17816NES 4520  SEM 101

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NES 4545

From the ringing of Tibetan singing bowls to the quiet of desert monasticism, religious imagination and ritual is replete with sound and silence.  Cityscapes resound with church bells and calls from the ... view course details

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  • 17448NES 4545  SEM 101

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NES 4605

This seminar examines the dynamics of modern collective identities which dominated the Egyptian public sphere in the long twentieth century. We will explore the underpinnings and formation of territorial ... view course details

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  • 17438NES 4605  SEM 101

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NES 4634

With sectarian conflicts and discussions on orthodoxy and heresy dominating the headlines, it becomes important to better understand the relationship between Muslim majorities and minorities. This seminar ... view course details

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  • 16175NES 4634  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: One course in the humanities.

NES 4739

The meaning of the Talmud has been a hotly debated topic by both Jews and Christians for more than 1500 years.  This course will use a series of animated short films based on stories found in the Talmud ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 4739NES 6739

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17495NES 4739  SEM 101

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NES 4950

In 1615, Cervantes published the Second Part of his already famous Don Quixote.  Four hundred years later, Spanish anthropologists have been excavating the crypt of a Madrid church in order to recover ... view course details

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  • 17663NES 4950  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

  •  6793NES 4991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7215NES 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7216NES 4991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7217NES 4991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7218NES 4991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7219NES 4991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7220NES 4991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Scharf, N

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7221NES 4991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Shoer, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7222NES 4991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7223NES 4991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Toorawa, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7224NES 4991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8758NES 4991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8886NES 4991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Weatherspoon, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10090NES 4991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Gocheleishvili, I

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19152NES 4991  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Huntley, L

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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

  •  6448NES 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

  •  7971NES 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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NES 6200

This one-credit course consists of four main components. It starts with a survey of language teaching methodologies ranging from the grammar-translation to the modern communicative. Second, there will ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 18189NES 6200  SEM 001

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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NES 6201

This seminar engages participants in close readings of selected texts of medieval Arabic literature. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: MEDVL 6202

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17846NES 6201  SEM 001

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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NES 6410

This course is a basic introduction to Akkadian, the language that dominated the writing of ancient Iraq for 2,500 years. It was the language of the empires of Babylonia and Assyria and the Epic of Gilgamesh. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 1410

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 6605

This seminar examines the dynamics of modern collective identities which dominated the Egyptian public sphere in the long twentieth century. We will explore the underpinnings and formation of territorial ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17827NES 6605  SEM 101

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NES 6720

This course will employ a range of methods in approaching the subject of women in ancient Israel. We will use biblical, archaeological, and ancient Near Eastern textual evidence to reconstruct aspects ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18149NES 6720  LEC 001

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NES 6739

The meaning of the Talmud has been a hotly debated topic by both Jews and Christians for more than 1500 years.  This course will use a series of animated short films based on stories found in the Talmud ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: JWST 4739NES 4739

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17830NES 6739  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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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6187NES 6991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7225NES 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7226NES 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7227NES 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7228NES 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7229NES 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7230NES 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Toorawa, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7231NES 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7861NES 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10009NES 6991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Septimus, Z

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19060NES 6991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Omar, T

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NES 7520

This course at the intersection of studies in Jewish and urban culture draws on a wide range of textual and other evidence, from the Babylonian Talmud to contemporary American literature, to ... view course details

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  • 17818NES 7520  SEM 101

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NES 7545

From the ringing of Tibetan singing bowls to the silence of desert monasticism, religious imagination and ritual is replete with sound and its absence. Cityscapes resound with church bells and calls from ... view course details

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  • 17825NES 7545  SEM 101

  •