Near Eastern Studies (NES)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: URDU 1125

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  5870NES 1312  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rizvi, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: HINDI 1101 or permission of instructor.

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

  •  7658NES 1602  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 1777

Intended for advanced beginners. Builds further competence in reading, writing, oral comprehension, speaking and grammar. Course material is presented and discussed in the context of Ashkenazi ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 1777JWST 1777

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8339NES 1777  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Forman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 1921

The eleventh century Muslim poet Rumi called love "the water of life." While Islam today is often viewed through the lens of politics and violence, this class will provide an introduction to the mystical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18426NES 1921  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Golestaneh, S

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

NES 1933

Ruins move people to write. They inspire poets and philosophers, archaeologists and anthropologists, geographers and architects to think about the remnants of the worlds humans create, abandon, and destroy. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18427NES 1933  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Khatchadourian, L

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

NES 1960

Though science fiction is a genre of literature traditionally far removed from the study of the Ancient Near East, they are both united in their efforts to describe cultures (be they real or imaginary), ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18428NES 1960  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staley, C

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

NES 2167

Representations of masculinity play important roles in modern Hebrew texts. Through introduction to scholarship on gender and sexuality, students learn to critically analyze Hebrew texts featuring such ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2167

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18222NES 2167  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hollander, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: URDU 2226

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  5725NES 2202  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rizvi, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: NES 2201 or permission of instructor.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2522CLASS 2630JWST 2522

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7760NES 2522  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 2599

This course explores the history of medicine and other sciences in the ancient Near East, broadly defined. In addition to medicine, the other scientific disciplines covered in this course include mathematics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2599RELST 2599

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18208NES 2599  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2601

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18885NES 2601  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Tenney, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 2644

This course is an introduction to Jewish identities, values, and practices from the ancient to modern era. Organized thematically, it examines Judaism as a religious phenomenon, with a particular emphasis ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2644RELST 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7766NES 2644  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2247RELST 2247SHUM 2247

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16650NES 2649  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Formichi, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  •  7764NES 2661  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 2688

Following the conquests of Alexander, the ancient civilization of Egypt came under Greek rule. This period is best known for its famous queen Cleopatra, the last independent ruler of ancient Egypt. But ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2688ASRC 2688CLASS 2688HIST 2688

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16508NES 2688  LEC 001

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16509NES 2688  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16510NES 2688  DIS 202

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2688ASRC 2688CLASS 2688HIST 2688

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20075NES 2688  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

  • 20074NES 2688  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

  • 20076NES 2688  DIS 204

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

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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Syllabi: none
  • 18344NES 2695  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 2790

What does it mean to call a film is "Jewish"? Does it have to represent Jewish life? Does it have to feature characters identifiable as Jews? If artists who identify as Jews—actors, directors, screenwriters, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17413NES 2790  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Shapiro, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 2812

An introduction to the history and theory of writing systems from cuneiform to the alphabet, historical and new writing media, and the complex relationship of writing technologies to human language and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16930NES 2812  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Kirk, A

      Sansom, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 3519

In the conditions of strict censorship and numerous limitations on various forms of political organization and activism, literature and cinema, especially Iran's internationally acclaimed art cinematography, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 3519

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7741NES 3519  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Gocheleishvili, I

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 18201NES 3655  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 3750

This course explores the practice, theory, and methodology of humanities research, critical analysis, and communication through writing and oral presentation. We will study the work and impact of humanists ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3950ASIAN 3375SHUM 3750

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18191NES 3750  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ghosh, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 3887

This class analyzes the phenomenon of political uprising through the case study of the Iranian Revolution.  Undoubtedly one of the watershed moments of the twentieth century, it was declared by political ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 6887RELST 3887

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18186NES 3887  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 4560

Requirement for NES majors. In this seminar we will read and discuss a range of theories and methods that have been employed by scholars in the interdisciplinary area of Near Eastern Studies. After giving ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 6560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4406NES 4560  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 4618

An examination of Islamic history from 600-750, with special attention to historiography and interpretive issues. Topics to be discussed will include: Arabia and the Near East before Islam; the collection ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18106NES 4618  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 20937NES 4618  SEM 102

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 4628

What is "Gnosticism" and why has it come to be so hotly debated among scholars and in our contemporary media? What is the Gospel of Judas and are its ideas "heretical"? Who wrote the Gospel of Thomas and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18002NES 4628  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 4659

This course examines the raw materials and discursive processes by which Biblical scribes fabricated a history of ancient Israel that featured static and defensible geographic and genealogical boundaries. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17849NES 4659  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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 Graded

  • 17974NES 4666  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 4691

What does it mean to live in the aftermath of slavery? How has the human history of slavery contributed to the production of "natural" values that we take for granted—such as community, property, citizenship, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19219NES 4691  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Vaziri, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 4700

Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image. A commonplace in the scholarly literature surrounding late medieval visual culture in Spain is that it was always "late".  The Spaniards lagged behind the Italians ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image

  • 16840NES 4700  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 4721

This course focuses on issues of conflict, peace, and reconciliation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories as well as Sub-Saharan Africa. Both regions exemplify how issues ranging from nationalism ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  7578NES 4721  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program. Essay required for selective admission to field-trip.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5603NES 4992  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • 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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5604NES 4992  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weatherspoon, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5605NES 4992  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5606NES 4992  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5607NES 4992  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5608NES 4992  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5609NES 4992  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5610NES 4992  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5611NES 4992  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Shoer, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5612NES 4992  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5613NES 4992  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Younes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5686NES 4992  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Gocheleishvili, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5792NES 4992  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Tenney, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5864NES 4992  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Khatchadourian, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6700NES 4992  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hollander, P

  • 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

  •  5697NES 4998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    NES 4998 is the FIRST course in the Honors two-part sequence.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8716NES 4998  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Khatchadourian, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8717NES 4998  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8718NES 4998  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8719NES 4998  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8720NES 4998  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Younes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8721NES 4998  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Tenney, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8722NES 4998  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8723NES 4998  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8724NES 4998  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  •  5024NES 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8706NES 4999  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Khatchadourian, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8707NES 4999  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8708NES 4999  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8709NES 4999  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8710NES 4999  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8711NES 4999  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Younes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8712NES 4999  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8713NES 4999  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Tenney, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8714NES 4999  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8715NES 4999  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

NES 6560

Requirement for NES majors. In this seminar we will read and discuss a range of theories and methods that have been employed by scholars in the interdisciplinary area of Near Eastern Studies. After giving ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 4560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6630NES 6560  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 6618

An examination of Islamic history from 600-750, with special attention to historiography and interpretive issues. Topics to be discussed will include: Arabia and the Near East before Islam; the collection ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18111NES 6618  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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Syllabi: none
  • 20941NES 6618  SEM 102

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 6628

What is "Gnosticism" and why has it come to be so hotly debated among scholars and in our contemporary media? What is the Gospel of Judas and are its ideas "heretical"? Who wrote the Gospel of Thomas and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18007NES 6628  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  • 18207NES 6655  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 6659

This course examines the raw materials and discursive processes by which Biblical scribes fabricated a history of ancient Israel that featured static and defensible geographic and genealogical boundaries. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17853NES 6659  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  • 17976NES 6666  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 6691

What does it mean to live in the aftermath of slavery? How has the human history of slavery contributed to the production of "natural" values that we take for granted—such as community, property, citizenship, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 19228NES 6691  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Vaziri, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 6700

Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image. A commonplace in the scholarly literature surrounding late medieval visual culture in Spain is that it was always "late".  The Spaniards lagged behind the Italians ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image

  • 16846NES 6700  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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 Sat/Unsat

  •  7625NES 6722  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Online

NES 6887

This class analyzes the phenomenon of political uprising through the case study of the Iranian Revolution.  Undoubtedly one of the watershed moments of the twentieth century, it was declared by political ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 3887RELST 3887

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18181NES 6887  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5025NES 6992  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5131NES 6992  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5137NES 6992  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5614NES 6992  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5615NES 6992  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5616NES 6992  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weatherspoon, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5617NES 6992  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fahmy, Z

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5618NES 6992  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Scharf, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5619NES 6992  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Younes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5620NES 6992  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5865NES 6992  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Tenney, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5866NES 6992  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Khatchadourian, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7238NES 6992  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ozer Griffin, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7365NES 6992  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Gocheleishvili, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies