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

  •  8581NES 1561  LEC 001

NES 1918

"Slowness" in films often registers as seriousness or analytic depth. In contrast to the fast-paced action film or the plot-driven melodrama, slow films are characterized by drawn-out scenes where little ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18123NES 1918  SEM 101

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

NES 1930

When writing arouses admiration, awe, or pity, it can move people to act. Such texts surround us and include forms developed millennia ago in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Students will learn to recognize how ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18060NES 1930  SEM 101

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

NES 1935

The Joseph "novella" is unique in the biblical text and the character of Joseph himself extends far beyond biblical boundaries, inspiring retellings and new accounts of Joseph's adventures.  To what can ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18061NES 1935  SEM 101

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

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: 1 available
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18062NES 1963  SEM 101

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

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

  •  6267NES 2201  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: NES 1312 or permission of instructor.

NES 2273

This course serves as both an introduction to the academic study of religion and a survey of major topics in the intersections of religious communities and environmentally sustainable practices.  Using ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2273RELST 2273

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9164NES 2273  LEC 001

NES 2515

This course explores the major debates that define the study of contemporary Iran. Drawing from ethnographic works, literary criticism, intellectual histories and more, we will examine historical events ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 2415RELST 2515

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16969NES 2515  LEC 001

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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  •   Combined with: JWST 2601

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16549NES 2601  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: JWST 2644RELST 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17340NES 2644  LEC 001

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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  •  8451NES 2655  LEC 001

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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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 2661

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17002NES 2661  LEC 001

NES 2724

The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is a repository of ancient Israelite religious, political, social, historical, and literary traditions. For the modern reader these ancient traditions are often obscured ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 2724RELST 2724

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16554NES 2724  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: COML 2754JWST 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8608NES 2754  LEC 001

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

  •  8482NES 3325  LEC 001

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

NES 3511

What role does Islam take in the politics, history, arts and rituals of Southeast Asia? Structured as a seminar, this course takes you on a journey through Southeast Asia, home to almost a quarter of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16428NES 3511  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: One course in the humanities.

NES 3525

This course examines the political, intellectual, and cultural expression of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Referred to by the Arab media as "1948 Arabs" or "Arabs within" and by the Israeli media as ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: JWST 3525NES 6525

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17016NES 3525  SEM 101

NES 4537

This course offers a broad survey of contemporary Shi'i beliefs, practices, and politics with a focus on Twelver or Imami Shi'ism. Through a close examination of ethnographies, intellectual and political ... view course details

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  • 16974NES 4537  SEM 101

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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  • 16535NES 4605  SEM 101

NES 4626

Narratives, particularly sacred narratives, are not static or fixed but rather infinitely flexible and malleable.   Subject to multiple retellings—elaborations, modifications, and deletions—stories take ... view course details

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  • 17405NES 4626  SEM 101

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

  •  6793NES 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6794NES 4991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6795NES 4991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6796NES 4991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6797NES 4991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6798NES 4991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Scharf, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6799NES 4991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Shoer, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6800NES 4991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6801NES 4991  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Khatchadourian, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6802NES 4991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7894NES 4991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7974NES 4991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Weatherspoon, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8331NES 4991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Gocheleishvili, I

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8574NES 4991  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Rock-Singer, A

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9972NES 4991  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Ozer Griffin, B

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17814NES 4991  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Golestaneh, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17815NES 4991  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

  •  6123NES 4998  IND 601

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    • 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

  •  7446NES 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

NES 6525

This course examines the political, intellectual, and cultural expression of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Referred to by the Arab media as "1948 Arabs" or "Arabs within" and by the Israeli media as ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: JWST 3525NES 3525

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17255NES 6525  SEM 101

NES 6537

This course offers a broad survey of contemporary Shi'i beliefs, practices, and politics with a focus on Twelver or Imami Shi'ism. Through a close examination of ethnographies, intellectual and political ... view course details

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  • 17018NES 6537  SEM 101

NES 6548

This seminar is intended for Graduate students who are interested in exploring notions of space and place within the context of the late Ottoman Empire. Going beyond the examination of the "Islamic city" ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6548HIST 6548

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16431NES 6548  SEM 101

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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  • 16539NES 6605  SEM 101

NES 6626

Narratives, particularly sacred narratives, are not static or fixed but rather infinitely flexible and malleable.   Subject to multiple retellings—elaborations, modifications, and deletions—stories take ... view course details

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  • 17410NES 6626  SEM 101

NES 6800

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain expertise as practitioners within the field.  The course will meet once a week, and will focus on a different topic each week.  Topics are to be ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17791NES 6800  SEM 101

  • Limited to Near Eastern Studies graduate students.

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 only in terms of intercultural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6960GERST 6960

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16981NES 6960  SEM 101

  • Graduate-student status and good reading knowledge of German and English required; exceptions require instructor approval.

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

  •  6803NES 6991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6804NES 6991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6805NES 6991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6806NES 6991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6807NES 6991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6808NES 6991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6809NES 6991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7365NES 6991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8560NES 6991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Khatchadourian, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8863NES 6991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Rock-Singer, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17816NES 6991  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Golestaneh, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17817NES 6991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Staff