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College Catalogue

Middle East and Islamic World Studies

Program Committee
Shoshana Keller, Director (History)
Abishek Amar (Religious Studies)
Erol Balkan (Economics)
Anat Guez (Critical Languages, Hebrew)
Mireille Koukjian (Critical Languages, Arabic)
Angela Peck Mescall (Comparative Literature)
Ned Walker (Government)

An interdisciplinary minor in Middle East and Islamic World Studies consists of five courses from the list below. These courses must include at least one course from each of three divisions: language and literature (Arabic and/or Hebrew); social sciences (government, history, economics and anthropology); and religious studies (Islam and/or Judaism). One course must be taken at the introductory (100) level, and one at the advanced (300 or 400) level.

Language and Literature
CLNG 107 First-term Hebrew
CLNG 108 Second-term Hebrew
CLNG 115 First-term Arabic
CLNG 116 Second-term Arabic
CLNG 207 Third-term Hebrew
CLNG 208 Fourth-term Hebrew
CLNG 215 Third-term Arabic
CLNG 216 Fourth-term Arabic
CLNG 315 Media Arabic

CPLIT 189 Introduction to Arabic Literature: Texts and Contexts
CPLIT 228 From Different to Monstrous
CPLIT 266 The Road from Damascus
CPLIT 284 Harlot to Saint: Muslim Women, Christian Women & Other Women

Social Science
ANTHR 231 Societies of the Middle East

ECON 352W Political Economy of the Middle East

GOVT 217 Politics in the Middle East
GOVT 330 Tools of Diplomacy
GOVT 349 International Politics of Oil
GOVT 364 Israeli Internal Politics and US Policy
GOVT 369 American Policy in the Middle East
GOVT 381 Creating Palestine

HIST 124 Silk Road
HIST 132 Jewish Civilization from the Talmud to the Yishuv
HIST 275   History of the Modern Middle East
HIST 305 Nomads, Conquerors, and Trade: Central Asia
HIST 395 Crusades in History and Literature
Religion
RLST 111 Ancient Jewish Wisdom
RLST 128 Peoples of the Book: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
RLST 143 The Sacred in South Asia
RELST 200 Modern Jewish Thought
RELST 203 Politics of the Bible
RELST 242 Rise and Fall of David
RELST/HIST 244 Hindus and Muslims in South Asia
RELST/ART 245 Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic Arts of India.
RLST/HIST 256 Islam and Modernity in South Asia

Science
GEOSC 103 Principles of Geoscience: Geology of Human Events in North Africa and the Middle East

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