Near Eastern Studies (NES)Arts and Sciences

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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 1561

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9273NES 1561  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Minawi, M

NES 1922

Is the Sinbad story merely a story of wondrous events aimed at entertaining its readers? Or does its symbolic language tell us something about the nature of crossing frontiers and encountering the unknown? ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17599NES 1922  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Alhabian, R

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

NES 1998

The peoples, cultures, religions, and politics of the Middle East are never far removed from the front pages of the most influential journals and newspapers. This course will engage students in discussing ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 1998RELST 1998

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17538NES 1998  SEM 101

    • R
    • Brann, R

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. The goal of this course is to improve listening, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: URDU 2225

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6563NES 2201  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Rizvi, N

  • Prerequisite: URDU 1125 or permission of instructor.

NES 2273

This course introduces the academic study of religion. The topics vary from year to year. view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2273RELST 2273

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Sensational Religion

  • 16391NES 2273  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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

  •  9507NES 2516  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Yilmaz, S

NES 2522

This course examines the production and exchange of wine, beer, coffee and tea, and the social and ideological dynamics involved in their consumption. We start in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and end ... view course details

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  • 16204NES 2522  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Monroe, C

NES 2577

Since the 1970s, Jewish women have remade American Judaism by putting their bodies front and center. In the face of a largely male rabbinic elite, they have created new models of ritual, communal leadership, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 2577RELST 2577

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17321NES 2577  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Staff

NES 2607

In the early twentieth century, a series of movements arose in the Middle East and South Asia, calling Muslims to return to Islam. Today, leaders and members of such groups –now known as Islamists –insist ... view course details

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  • 16228NES 2607  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • ROCK-SINGER, A

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

  •  9391NES 2610  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Khatchadourian, L

NES 2620

Jewish life in Europe experienced a profound transformation as a result of the process of Jewish emancipation which began at the end of the eighteenth century.  While emancipation offered Jews unprecedented ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 2910JWST 2920

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16530NES 2620  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Gutman, S

NES 2644

Jewish communities have been established, flourished and often struggled for millennia, throughout much of the world, and in vital contact with a vast range of other peoples and cultures. This course examines ... view course details

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  • 17126NES 2644  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Boyarin, J

NES 2655

At the beginning of the 7th century, a new religion, Islam, appeared in Arabia and by the end of the century, Muslims had defeated the Byzantines and Persians and created an empire that stretched from ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9045NES 2655  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Powers, D

  •  9046NES 2655  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16598NES 2655  DIS 202

    • F
    • Powers, D

NES 2662

This course will survey the common and not-so-common daily activities of the world of ancient Israel, with supplementary material from its neighbors in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Canaan. Many courses cover ... view course details

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  • 16533NES 2662  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zorn, J

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

  •  8503NES 2674  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Fahmy, Z

  •  8523NES 2674  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  •  8524NES 2674  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

  •  8525NES 2674  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  •  8526NES 2674  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

  •  8768NES 2674  DIS 205

    • F
    • Staff

  •  8815NES 2674  DIS 206

    • F
    • Staff

NES 2754

This course examines Near East's rich and diverse literary heritage. We will read a selection of influential and wondrous texts from ancient to modern times, spanning geographically from the Iberian peninsula ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 2754JWST 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9485NES 2754  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

NES 2985

Throughout Greek and Roman history, the idea of Egypt inspired powerful imaginative responses ranging from fascination to fear. This course investigates Egyptian interactions with the Greco-Roman world ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2285ARKEO 2285CLASS 2685

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15985NES 2985  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Barrett, C

  • 15986NES 2985  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  • 15987NES 2985  DIS 202

    • R
    • Staff

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. The goals of this class are to improve Urdu literary reading and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: URDU 3325

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  9105NES 3325  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Rizvi, N

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

NES 3625

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: JWST 3625

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17176NES 3625  LEC 001

    • W
    • Tenney, J

NES 3677

As the founder of Islam Muhammad is one of the most influential figures in world history. An important source for his life is the Sira of Ibn Ishaq (d. ca. 761), a biography that opens with Muhammad's ... view course details

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  • 16215NES 3677  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Powers, D

NES 4544

Ceramics are among the most ubiquitous materials in the archaeological record. From prehistory to the present, the manipulation of clay to form pottery and other synthetic objects has transformed domains ... view course details

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  • 16208NES 4544  SEM 101

NES 4547

In this seminar we will explore the Ottoman Empire's presence in the continent, and the continent's influence on the rest of the Ottoman Empire.  In addition to the focus on the history of Ottoman North ... view course details

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  • 16689NES 4547  SEM 101

    • T
    • Minawi, M

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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  • 16197NES 4557  SEM 101

    • W
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

NES 4708

What does it mean to call individuals, cities, or societies "cosmopolitan?" What are the implications when one invokes tolerance to resolve conflict? Do appeals for "tolerance" and "coexistence" redefine ... view course details

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  • 16222NES 4708  SEM 101

    • T
    • Starr, D

NES 4745

The colonial expansion of Christian Europe continues to leave its mark on the world of the twenty-first century. Two of the peoples caught up in that colonial project, in very different ways, are Jews ... view course details

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  • 16351NES 4745  SEM 101

    • M
    • Boyarin, J

      Uran, C

NES 4914

In this seminar students apply Victor Turner's conceptions of liminality and anti-structure to early civilizations, network formation, Mediterranean connectivity, ethnicity, and various cross-cultural ... view course details

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  • 16220NES 4914  SEM 101

    • T
    • Monroe, C

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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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7128NES 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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  •  

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7129NES 4991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7130NES 4991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7131NES 4991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7132NES 4991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7133NES 4991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Scharf, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7134NES 4991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Shoer, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7135NES 4991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7136NES 4991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Khatchadourian, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7137NES 4991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8372NES 4991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8463NES 4991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Weatherspoon, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8875NES 4991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Gocheleishvili, I

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9233NES 4991  IND 615

    • TBA
    • ROCK-SINGER, A

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

  •  6412NES 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

  •  7836NES 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

NES 6544

Ceramics are among the most ubiquitous materials in the archaeological record. From prehistory to the present, the manipulation of clay to form pottery and other synthetic objects has transformed domains ... view course details

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  • 16211NES 6544  SEM 101

NES 6547

In this seminar we will explore the Ottoman Empire's presence in the continent, and the continent's influence on the rest of the Ottoman Empire.  In addition to the focus on the history of Ottoman North ... view course details

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  • 16691NES 6547  SEM 101

    • T
    • Minawi, M

NES 6557

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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  • 17283NES 6557  SEM 101

    • W
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

NES 6677

As the founder of Islam Muhammad is one of the most influential figures in world history. An important source for his life is the Sira of Ibn Ishaq (d. ca. 761), a biography that opens with Muhammad's ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16219NES 6677  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Powers, D

NES 6708

What does it mean to call individuals, cities, or societies "cosmopolitan?" What are the implications when one invokes tolerance to resolve conflict? Do appeals for "tolerance" and "coexistence" redefine ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16224NES 6708  SEM 101

    • T
    • Starr, D

NES 6914

In this seminar students apply Victor Turner's conceptions of liminality and anti-structure to early civilizations, network formation, Mediterranean connectivity, ethnicity, and various cross-cultural ... view course details

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  • 16221NES 6914  SEM 101

    • T
    • Monroe, C

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7138NES 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7139NES 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7140NES 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7141NES 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7142NES 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7143NES 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7144NES 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7755NES 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9219NES 6991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Khatchadourian, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10268NES 6991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • ROCK-SINGER, A

NES 7743

The conquests and death of Alexander served as catalysts for major cultural transformation. Throughout the Mediterranean and beyond, Greco-Macedonian dynasties came to rule over foreign populations, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 7743CLASS 7743

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15995NES 7743  SEM 101

    • R
    • Barrett, C

NES 7745

The colonial expansion of Christian Europe continues to leave its mark on the world of the twenty-first century. Two of the peoples caught up in that colonial project, in very different ways, are Jews ... view course details

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  • 16354NES 7745  SEM 101

    • M
    • Boyarin, J

      Uran, C