Near Eastern Studies (NES)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022. Courses of Study 2022-2023 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

NES 1110

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1110JWST 1110RELST 1110

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16806 NES 1110   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 1561

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7496 NES 1561   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Minawi, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 1602

This introductory course surveys the archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman Mediterranean. Each week, we will explore a different archaeological discovery that transformed scholars' understanding of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 1702CLASS 1702

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7356 NES 1602   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: URDU 2225

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  4658 NES 2201   SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Rizvi, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: NES 1312 or permission of instructor.

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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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 2010ARKEO 2010

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7773 NES 2610   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Khatchadourian, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2530MEDVL 2655RELST 2655

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6275 NES 2655   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2661

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16731 NES 2661   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 2670

This lecture class will explore the socio-cultural history of modern Egypt from the late 18th century to the 21st century "Arab Spring." We will explore Egyptian history under the Ottomans and the Mamluks, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASRC 2670GOVT 2673HIST 2672

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16719 NES 2670   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16844 NES 2670   DIS 201

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16851 NES 2670   DIS 202

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16852 NES 2670   DIS 203

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16853 NES 2670   DIS 204

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 2722

From the poet-kings of medieval Persia to the trading networks of the famed "Silk Road" to the wandering mystics of Herat to the constitutional revolution of Iran to the colonial and post-colonial occupations ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2294MEDVL 2722RELST 2722

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16815 NES 2722   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2724RELST 2724

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7854 NES 2724   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2754JWST 2754SHUM 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7848 NES 2754   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For updated course description, see syllabus.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: URDU 3325

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6288 NES 3325   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Rizvi, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: Intermediate Urdu or same level of written and oral proficiency.

NES 3535

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: RELST 3536

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17746 NES 3535   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 3618

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 3618MEDVL 3618RELST 3618

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16799 NES 3618   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 3707

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  • 16807 NES 3707   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Vaziri, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    What does the representation of sexual encounter in the Arabian Nights ('Alf layla-wa layla) have to do with a politics of race and gender? This course explores the millenia-long history of mediations and translations of this ancient Perso-Arabic text across literature, film, and popular culture, in the Middle East and in Europe. We will pay attention to the transmission of phobic tropes about female sexuality and miscegenation, or "interracial" sex as they manifest in various versions of 1001 Nights across time and space.

NES 3850

What explains authoritarian resilience in the Middle East? What are the causes and consequences of Islamist political attitudes and behavior? What is the historical legacy of colonialism and empire in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3313JWST 3850

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8025 NES 3850   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Blackman, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8029 NES 3850   DIS 201

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8030 NES 3850   DIS 202

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 4513

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4013ANTHR 7013NES 6513

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16813 NES 4513   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 4543

This seminar will examine the relationship between the imperial, provincial, and local state apparatuses and the various sections of society as the Ottoman Empire underwent a steady transition from the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4543HIST 6543

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17533 NES 4543   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Minawi, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 4666

This reading seminar will explore the expansion and influence of mass media in the Middle East from the late nineteenth to the turn of the twenty-first century.  We will examine how the intersection of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4666HIST 6666NES 6666

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16723 NES 4666   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 4757

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Syllabi: none
  • 18044 NES 4757   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4765 NES 4991   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5108 NES 4991   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5109 NES 4991   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5110 NES 4991   IND 604

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5111 NES 4991   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5112 NES 4991   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5114 NES 4991   IND 608

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Shoer, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5115 NES 4991   IND 609

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5116 NES 4991   IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Khatchadourian, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5117 NES 4991   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Younes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5895 NES 4991   IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5932 NES 4991   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Weatherspoon, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6219 NES 4991   IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Gocheleishvili, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6345 NES 4991   IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Vaziri, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6762 NES 4991   IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ozer-Griffin, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6871 NES 4991   IND 617

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6872 NES 4991   IND 618

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7620 NES 4991   IND 619

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  4541 NES 4998   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5529 NES 4999   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

NES 6513

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4013ANTHR 7013NES 4513

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16819 NES 6513   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 6666

This reading seminar will explore the expansion and influence of mass media in the Middle East from the late nineteenth to the turn of the twenty-first century.  We will examine how the intersection of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4666HIST 6666NES 4666

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16725 NES 6666   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

NES 6722

A series of lectures on a range of themes in the discipline sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Presentations include lectures by invited speakers and works in progress presented by faculty ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  7129 NES 6722   SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4362 NES 6991   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5118 NES 6991   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5119 NES 6991   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5120 NES 6991   IND 604

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5121 NES 6991   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5122 NES 6991   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5123 NES 6991   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5124 NES 6991   IND 608

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Younes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5470 NES 6991   IND 609

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6335 NES 6991   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Khatchadourian, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6873 NES 6991   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6874 NES 6991   IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Gocheleishvili, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7619 NES 6991   IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ozer-Griffin, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8349 NES 6991   IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Shahda, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

NES 7757

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Syllabi: none
  • 18048 NES 7757   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person