Near Eastern Studies (NES)Arts and Sciences

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NES 1312

This class is an introductory class for beginners. This course will teach students how to listen, speak, read and write Urdu through vocabulary, grammar, oral and written activities, with an emphasis on ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: URDU 1125

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  7058NES 1312  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Rizvi, N

  • Prerequisite: HINDI 1101 or permission of instructor.

NES 1932

Many modern ideas – such as the "Clash of Civilizations" and convivencia ("living together") hypotheses – have been applied to the history of interfaith interactions among members of Jewish, Christian ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17765NES 1932  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Foster, K

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

NES 1970

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17766NES 1970  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Alhabian, R

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

NES 2202

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 2226

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6904NES 2202  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Rizvi, N

  • Prerequisite: NES 2201 or permission of instructor.

NES 2360

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 2360RELST 2360

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17381NES 2360  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Tayeb, L

NES 2575

This course will survey the cultic practices and beliefs of ancient Babylonia and Assyria, the two major civilizations of Mesopotamia. We will examine the major myths of this region, e.g., Ishtar's Descent ... view course details

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  •  7226NES 2575  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Tenney, J

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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  • 16328NES 2607  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Rock-Singer, A

NES 2640

Much has been written about the so-called "Golden Age" of the Ottoman Empire, some based on documentary evidence, while other based on the fertile imagination of foreign diplomats, artists, and historians ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 2460

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16488NES 2640  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Minawi, M

  • Required prerequisite: HIST 1561.

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2247RELST 2247

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8701NES 2649  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Formichi, C

NES 2668

The course surveys the history and culture of pharaonic Egypt from its prehistoric origins down to the early first millennium bce. Within a chronological framework, the following themes or topics will ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 2668

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7225NES 2668  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Monroe, C

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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  • 16339NES 2670  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Fahmy, Z

NES 2695

This course offers an introduction to the history of Christianity from the first century through the seventeenth and perhaps a bit beyond. Our emphasis will be on the diversity of Christian traditions, ... view course details

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  • 16359NES 2695  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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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  • 16334NES 2793  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

NES 3542

This course will take the students through the age of reforms in the Ottoman Empire, the rising of nationalism, and the encroachment of colonialism in the Middle East, North Africa and the Balkans, and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 3542

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16796NES 3542  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Minawi, M

  • NES 1561 is a recommended prerequisite.

NES 3588

The purpose of the course is to place the Bible within the context of a larger ancient world that can be explored by systematic excavation of physical remains. Students will become familiar with archaeological ... view course details

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  • 16363NES 3588  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Monroe, L

NES 3655

This course examines the historic diversity of the modern Middle East, exploring histories of inter-communal contact and conflict. We begin by investigating the legacy of the Ottoman Empire and the impact ... view course details

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  •  8666NES 3655  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

NES 3802

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 3802

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16602NES 3802  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Giannella, N

NES 4473

This course combines Jewish religious history with studies in the philosophy of modernity, focusing on changing conceptions of time and history.  We will interrogate possible or implicit connections between ... view course details

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  • 17156NES 4473  SEM 101

    • T
    • Boyarin, J

NES 4533

American Jews have frequently been touted as a "model minority." This course will take a more critical look at the historical interactions between Jewish immigration, United States industrialization, and ... view course details

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  • 16661NES 4533  SEM 101

    • T
    • Sampson, E

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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  • 16673NES 4545  SEM 101

    • W
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

NES 4560

Requirement for NES majors.  Seminar offering advanced Near Eastern Studies students the opportunity to read and discuss the range of theories and methods that have been employed by scholars ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 6560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5502NES 4560  SEM 101

    • M
    • Powers, D

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16477NES 4634  SEM 101

    • W
    • Formichi, C

  • Prerequisite: One course in the humanities.

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

  • 16680NES 4670  SEM 101

    • W
    • Monroe, C

NES 4992

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 ... view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6771NES 4992  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Weatherspoon, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6772NES 4992  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6773NES 4992  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6774NES 4992  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6775NES 4992  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6776NES 4992  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6777NES 4992  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Scharf, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6778NES 4992  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Shoer, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6779NES 4992  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6780NES 4992  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6861NES 4992  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Gocheleishvili, I

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6971NES 4992  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7052NES 4992  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Khatchadourian, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8052NES 4992  IND 623

    • 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

  •  6873NES 4998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • NES 4998 is the FIRST course in the Honors two-part sequence.

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

  •  6165NES 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • NES 4999 is the SECOND course in the Honors two-part sequence. To enroll in Honors, please email cmc40@cornell.edu to request a permission number.

NES 6560

Requirement for NES majors.  Seminar offering advanced Near Eastern Studies students the opportunity to read and discuss the range of theories and methods that have been employed by scholars ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 4560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7950NES 6560  SEM 101

    • M
    • Powers, D

NES 6575

This course will survey the cultic practices and beliefs of ancient Babylonia and Assyria, the two major civilizations of Mesopotamia. We will examine the major myths of this region, e.g., Ishtar's Descent ... view course details

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  •  7776NES 6575  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Tenney, J

NES 6642

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 Graded

  • Topic: How and Why did People Become Christians

  • 16257NES 6642  SEM 101

    • W
    • Rebillard, E

NES 6655

This examines the historic diversity of the modern Middle East, exploring histories of inter-communal contact and conflict. We begin by investigating the legacy of the Ottoman Empire and the impact of ... view course details

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  •  8669NES 6655  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

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

  • 16378NES 6670  SEM 101

    • W
    • Monroe, C

NES 6992

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

  •  6166NES 6992  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Starr, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6284NES 6992  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Monroe, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6291NES 6992  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6781NES 6992  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Monroe, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6782NES 6992  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6783NES 6992  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Weatherspoon, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6784NES 6992  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Fahmy, Z

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6785NES 6992  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Scharf, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6786NES 6992  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Younes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6787NES 6992  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Powers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7053NES 6992  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Tenney, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7054NES 6992  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Khatchadourian, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9424NES 6992  IND 616

    • TR
    • Ozer Griffin, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9638NES 6992  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Gocheleishvili, I

NES 7473

This course combines Jewish religious history with studies in the philosophy of modernity, focusing on changing conceptions of time and history.  We will interrogate possible or implicit connections between ... view course details

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  • 17172NES 7473  SEM 101

    • T
    • Boyarin, J

NES 7533

American Jews have frequently been touted as a "model minority." This course will take a more critical look at the historical interactions between Jewish immigration, United States industrialization, and ... view course details

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  • 16665NES 7533  SEM 101

    • T
    • Sampson, E

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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  • 16678NES 7545  SEM 101

    • W
    • Haines-Eitzen, K