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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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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 1201

This two-course sequence assumes no previous knowledge of Arabic and provides a thorough grounding in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It starts with the alphabet ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASRC 1201

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    Combined with: ASRC 1201

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    Combined with: ASRC 1201

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    Combined with: ASRC 1201

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    Combined with: ASRC 1201

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NES 1203

In this two-course sequence learners continue to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing and grammar foundation through the extensive use of graded materials on a ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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    Combined with: ASRC 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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

NES 1342

Develops the student's proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing modern Greek. Exposure to contemporary cultural material (newspapers, Greek websites, films, literary and musical material) ... view course details

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    Combined with: GREEK 1143

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17265NES 1342  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Feldman, D

  • This is a distance learning course taught from Yale. The instructor is Maria Kaliambou.

NES 1561

This course will introduce students to the study of the Ottoman Empire from its inception in the late 13th century until the early part of 19th century. The classes will follow the main timeline of the ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 1561JWST 1561

  • 4 Credits Graded

NES 1944

This course examines the relationship between warfare and violent conflict in the Middle East on the one hand, and the historical development of the Foreign Policy of the United States of America on the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

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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  • 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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    Combined with: URDU 2225

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6570NES 2201  SEM 101

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

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

NES 2516

This course introduces students to basic themes and topics in the history of women and gender in Middle Eastern societies by exploring the forces of social change that influenced the lives of women (and ... view course details

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    Combined with: FGSS 2516

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 2610

The Near East is often defined by "firsts": the first cities, writing, and complex societies. Archaeology has long looked to the region for explanations of the origins of civilization. The Middle East ... view course details

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    Combined with: ANTHR 2010ARKEO 2010

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 2625

This course surveys the history and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia (e.g., Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria) from the beginnings of civilization to the death of Alexander the Great. It will be taught from ... view course details

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    Combined with: CLASS 2635JWST 2625NES 6625

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 2649

Whether it is politics, society, the law, sexuality, popular culture or minorities' rights, the media are saturated with news on Islam. This course introduces topical issues in Islam as a religious, historical, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 2247RELST 2247

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

NES 2666

Jerusalem is a holy city to the adherents of the three great monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For most of its existence it has also been a national capital or major provincial center ... view course details

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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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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASRC 2674GOVT 2747HIST 2674

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 2754

This survey course (which also fulfills an NES major requirement) is a multidisciplinary introduction to Near Eastern civilization, exploring history, literature, religion, art and archeology, and other ... view course details

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    Combined with: COML 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 2793

Film industries in the Middle East, as in much of the rest of the world, emerged out of efforts at the national level. In the Arab world and Israel, the film industries reflect upon struggles ... view course details

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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

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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    Combined with: JWST 3108

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 3201

In this two-semester sequence, learners will be introduced to authentic, unedited Arabic language materials ranging from short stories, and poems, to newspaper articles dealing with social,  political,  ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASRC 3100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 3226

A survey of the art and architecture of the later Roman Empire, from the reign of Trajan to the reign of Justinian I. Topics to be considered include: the impact of Christianity on the functions and appearance ... view course details

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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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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  9799NES 3325  LEC 001

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

NES 3412

This is an intermediate level Akkadian language class where students are required to read a selection of Akkadian texts in their original cuneiform. Coursework will build upon what has already been learned ... view course details

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    Combined with: NES 6412

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18067NES 3412  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

  • Prerequisite: NES 1411: Akkadian II.

NES 3600

This course will analyze the meaning of the Holocaust from three vantage points: that of European history; that of Jewish history; and that of those states and religious institutions that shared responsibility ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 3700JWST 3700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 3611

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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    Combined with: ARKEO 3611

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 3661

This course is an intense introduction for undergraduate and graduate students to the earliest written language, Sumerian, and its cuneiform script. Each week will feature grammar lessons and a reading ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARKEO 3661

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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

NES 4539

This course examines the culture and society of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) from 711, when Islam arrived in Iberia, until 1492 and the demise of Nasrid Granada. Through extensive discussion and analysis ... view course details

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NES 4542

This senior/graduate seminar will tackle some of the main debates in the historiography of the Middle Eastern, by focusing on the history of Middle East during the period of Ottoman rule. The Middle East ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 4542HIST 6442

  • 4 Credits Graded

NES 4601

How did the Armenian Genocide transform from an event that sparked massive international humanitarian intervention into one largely forgotten? What role have Islamized Armenians played in this debate, ... view course details

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    Combined with: SHUM 4601

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 4633

This course provides an advanced exploration of the themes and theoretical orientations that define Near Eastern archaeology in the new millennium. Key topics include religion and sedentism, power and ... view course details

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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 4670NES 6670

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 4672

This seminar examines the emergence of national identities, nationalist movements, and nation-states in the modern Arab world. First, we will examine various approaches to the question of nationalism, ... view course details

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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. For ... view course details

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  •  7144NES 4991  IND 602

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    • Fahmy, Z

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  •  7145NES 4991  IND 603

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    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  •  7146NES 4991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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  •  7147NES 4991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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  •  7148NES 4991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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  •  7149NES 4991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Scharf, N

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  •  7150NES 4991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Shoer, S

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  •  7151NES 4991  IND 609

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    • Starr, D

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  •  7152NES 4991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Khatchadourian, L

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  •  7153NES 4991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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  •  8469NES 4991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

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  •  8579NES 4991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Weatherspoon, M

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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

  •  6413NES 4998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • To enroll in Honors, please email cmc40@cornell.edu to request a permission number.

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

  •  7876NES 4999  IND 601

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NES 6102

The books of 1 and 2 Samuel tell the riveting story of the rise to power of Israel's kings Saul and David.  In this class we will read these books in the original Hebrew, paying attention to details of ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

NES 6412

This is an intermediate level Akkadian language class where students are required to read a selection of Akkadian texts in their original cuneiform. Coursework will build upon what has already been learned ... view course details

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    Combined with: NES 3412

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18068NES 6412  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

  • Prerequisite: NES 6411: Akkadian II.

NES 6539

This course examines the culture and society of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) from 711, when Islam arrived in Iberia, until 1492 and the demise of Nasrid Granada. Through extensive discussion and analysis ... view course details

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NES 6625

This course surveys the history and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia (e.g., Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria) from the beginnings of civilization to the death of Alexander the Great. It will be taught from ... view course details

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    Combined with: CLASS 2635JWST 2625NES 2625

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 6633

This course provides an advanced exploration of the themes and theoretical orientations that define Near Eastern archaeology in the new millennium. Key topics include religion and sedentism, power and ... view course details

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NES 6642

Topic: The History of the Later Roman Empire (284-641). The seminar's purpose is to provide a general introduction to problems and methods, with a strong emphasis on reading and using primary sources. view course details

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    Combined with: CLASS 7682HIST 6300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 6670

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 4670NES 4670

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

NES 6672

This seminar examines the emergence of national identities, nationalist movements, and nation-states in the modern Arab world. First, we will examine various approaches to the question of nationalism, ... view course details

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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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