Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Before enrolling for the first time in any language offered by the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, all students with knowledge of the language, however acquired, must be tested to determine the course for which they should register. Information about the tests is available from the departmental undergraduate adviser. The Department of Middle Eastern Studies considers students educated in a Middle Eastern language beyond the elementary school level to be native speakers of that language.

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.  

Arabic: ARA

Lower-Division Courses

ARA 601C. Intensive Arabic I.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. First semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 601C, 506, 508. Arabic 601C and 106C may not both be counted.

ARA 305. Arabic Tutorial.

The basics of the Arabic language. Individual instruction. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Consent of the faculty coordinator.

ARA 506 (TCCN: ARAB 1511). First-Year Arabic I.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. First semester of Arabic language instruction. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 601C, 506, 508. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Arabic 106C.

ARA 106C. Conversation for First-Year Arabic I.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Arabic 601C and 106C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Arabic 506.

ARA 507 (TCCN: ARAB 1512). First-Year Arabic II.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Continuation of Arabic 506. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 507, 509, 611C. Prerequisite: Arabic 506 and 106C with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Arabic 107C.

ARA 107C. Conversation for First-Year Arabic II.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Arabic 107C and 611C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 506 and 106C with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Arabic 507.

ARA 508. Modern Standard Arabic I.

Designed to provide students with basic competence in Modern Standard Arabic, targeting the skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 601C, 506, 508.

ARA 509. Modern Standard Arabic II.

Continuation of Arabic 508. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 507, 509, 611C. Prerequisite: Arabic 508 with a grade of at least C.

ARA 611C. Intensive Arabic II.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Arabic 611C and 512K may not both be counted. If taken in residence, only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 507, 509, 611C. If taken in residence, Arabic 107C and 611C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 601C with a grade of at least C.

ARA 112C. Conversation for Second-Year Arabic I.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Arabic 112C and 621K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 507 and 107C with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Arabic 512K.

ARA 112D. Conversation for Second-Year Arabic II.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Arabic 112D and 621L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 112C and 512K with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Arabic 512L.

ARA 512K. Second-Year Arabic I.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 512K, 413, 621K. Prerequisite: Arabic 507 and 107C with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Arabic 112C.

ARA 512L. Second-Year Arabic II.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Continuation of Arabic 512K. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 512L, 414, 621L. Prerequisite: Arabic 112C and 512K with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Arabic 112D.

ARA 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Arabic.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework counted in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

ARA 321. Introduction to Arabic Dialects.

Introduction to Arabic as spoken throughout the Arab world. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Arabic 420K (or 320K) with a grade of at least C.

ARA 621K. Intensive Arabic III.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. If taken in residence, only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 512K, 413, 621K. Arabic 112C and 621K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 611C with a grade of at least C.

ARA 621L. Intensive Arabic IV.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. If taken in residence, only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 512L, 414, 621L. Arabic 112D and 621L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 621K with a grade of at least C.

ARA 322K. Levantine Arabic.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Arabic 512L or 621L with a grade of at least C.

ARA 325K. Egyptian Arabic.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Introduction to the Egyptian dialect of Arabic. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Arabic 512L or 621L with a grade of at least C.

ARA 327K. Advanced Spoken Media Arabic I.

Development of the specialized vocabulary and skills needed in the media or public policy sectors of the Arab-speaking world. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Arabic 420L or 531L with a grade of at least B-.

ARA 327L. Advanced Spoken Media Arabic II.

Development of the specialized vocabulary and skills needed in the media or public policy sectors of the Arab-speaking world. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Arabic 327K with a grade of at least B-.

ARA 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Arabic.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

ARA 130D. Arabic across Disciplines.

Students read and discuss Arabic language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course. One lecture hour a week for one semester. No more than three semester hours may be counted toward the major in either Middle Eastern Studies or Middle Eastern Languages and Culture. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

ARA 531K. Intensive Arabic V.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Arabic 320K, 420K and 531K may not both be counted. Arabic 120C and 531K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 112D and 512L with a grade of at least C in each, or Arabic 621L with a grade of at least C.

ARA 531L. Intensive Arabic VI.

Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Sixth semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Arabic 320L, 420L and 531L may not both be counted. Arabic 120D and 531L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 120C and 420K (or 320K) with a grade of at least C in each, or Arabic 531K with a grade of at least C.

ARA 360L. Topics in Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture.

Close textual study of prose or poetry in Arabic. Some topics may focus on the cultural impact of literature and language. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Arabic 531L with a grade of at least C.

Topic 2: Arab Women Poets. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 7: Arab Women Poets) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 26: Arab Women Poets). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic 2), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Arab Women Poets), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 14: Arab Women Poets), 373 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Studies 323K (Topic 4: Arab Women Poets), 342 (Topic 26).
Topic 3: Politics of Court Literature. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 6: Politics of Court Literature) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 25: Politics of Court Literature). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic 3), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Politics of Court Literature), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 19: Politics of Court Literature), 373 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 14: Politics of Court Literature), 342 (Topic 25).
Topic 4: Translating Arabic Texts. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic 4), 380C (Topic 8: Translating Arabic Texts), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 39: Translating Arabic Texts).
Topic 5: Egyptian Culture and Society. Arabic 360L (Topic: Egyptian Culture and Society) and 360L (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 6: Arab Political Speeches in War and Peace. Arabic 360L (Topic: Arab Political Speeches in War and Peace) and 360L (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: The Arab Spring. Arabic 360L (Topic: The Arab Spring) and 360L (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and the following with a grade of at least C: Arabic 120D and 420L, or 531L.
Topic 8: Readings in Arabic Literature. Arabic 360L (Topic: Readings in Arabic Literature) and 360L (Topic 8) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and the following with a grade of at least C: Arabic 120D and 420L, or 531L.
Topic 9: Refiguring Loss in Contemporary Arabic Literature. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic: Refiguring Loss in Contemporary Arabic Literature), 360L (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Refiguring Loss in Contemporary Arabic Literature). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 531L (or 320L or 420L) (or 120D) with a grade of at least C.
Topic 10: Palestine and the Palestinians: A Journey Through Time. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic: Palestine and the Palestinians), 360L (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 21), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 31). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 531L (or 320L or 420L) (or 120D) with a grade of at least C.
Topic 11: Arabic Voices from Poetry to Rap. Focuses on contemporary poetry, specifically examining popular poetry, graphic poetry, rap, slam, hip-hop, and Twitter as a poetic genre. Investigates crossings between contemporary and classical forms, as well as Arabic and non-Arabic genres. Analyzes new poetic forms expressed in a variety of dialectics and cultural contexts, addressing the role of music, digital technology, and political developments in shaping new poetry. Explores various texts in Modern Standard Arabic and dialects from across the Arab world. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Arabic 360L (Topic: Arabic Voices from Poetry to Rap) and 360L (Topic 11) may not both be counted.

ARA 369. Conference Course in Arabic Language and Literature.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Arabic language or literature. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in Arabic and consent of instructor.

ARA 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by research and writing to produce a substantial paper. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Arabic Language and Literature Honors Program; for 679HB, Arabic 679HA.

Hebrew: HEB

Lower-Division Courses

HEB 601C. Intensive Hebrew I.

First semester of intensive Hebrew language instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 601C and 506 may not both be counted. Hebrew 601C and 507 may not both be counted.

HEB 602C. Intensive Biblical Hebrew I.

Introduction to the language and texts of the Hebrew Bible, taught in the interactive style of a modern language classroom. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 602C and 508 may not both be counted. Hebrew 602C and 509 may not both be counted.

HEB 506. First-Year Hebrew I.

Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Modern Israeli Hebrew, including the writing system, basic sentence structure, vocabulary, and simple conversation. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 601C and 506 may not both be counted.

HEB 507. First-Year Hebrew II.

Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Continuation of Hebrew 506. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 601C and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 506 with a grade of at least C.

HEB 611C. Intensive Hebrew II.

Second semester of intensive Hebrew language instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 611C and 412K may not both be counted. Hebrew 611C and 412L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 601C or 507 with a grade of at least C.

HEB 612C. Intensive Biblical Hebrew II.

Continuing the study of the language and texts of the Hebrew Bible, taught in the interactive style of a modern language classroom. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 612C and 313K may not both be counted. Hebrew 612C and 313L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 602C with a grade of at least C.

HEB 412K. Second-Year Hebrew I.

Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Modern Israeli Hebrew. Continuation of Hebrew 507 with expanded grammar and conversation. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 611C and 312K, 412K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 507 with a grade of at least C.

HEB 412L. Second-Year Hebrew II.

Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Continuation of Hebrew 412K, with emphasis on conversation and composition. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 611C and 312L, 412L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 412K (or 312K) with a grade of at least C.

HEB 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Hebrew.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

HEB 320K. Hebrew via Popular Culture.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 320K and 346 (Topic 7: Hebrew via Popular Culture) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 611C or 412l (or 312L) with a grade of at least C.

HEB 320L. Hebrew through the Media.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 346 (Topic: Hebrew through the Media) and 320L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 320K (or 346, Topic 7: Hebrew through Popular Culture) with a grade of at least C.

HEB 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Hebrew.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

HEB 130D. Hebrew across Disciplines.

Students read and discuss Hebrew language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course. One lecture hour a week for one semester. No more than three semester hours may be counted toward the major in either Middle Eastern Studies or Middle Eastern Languages and Culture. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Hebrew 611C or 412L, and consent of instructor.

HEB 346. Topics in Hebrew Language, Literature, and Culture.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Hebrew 611C.

Topic 3: Home and Exile in Contemporary Hebrew Literature. Hebrew 346 (Topic: Exile and Strangeness in Contemporary Hebrew Literature) and 346 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 8: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 18: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Hebrew 412L.
Topic 9: Mizrahi Writing in Israel. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 8: Mizrahi Writing in Israel) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 9: Mizrahi Writing in Israel). Only one of the following may be counted: Hebrew 346 (Topic 9), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 6: Mizrahi Writing in Israel), 342 (Topic 9). Additional prerequisite: Hebrew 412L (or 312L) or 320L with a grade of at least C.
Topic 10: Exile and Strangeness in Contemporary Hebrew Literature. Introduction to the idea of exile, a central concept in Hebrew literature from the biblical era to today. Focuses on important authors in the modern era and examines how they express and deal with exile. Through select literary works, considers different approaches to exile, a prevalent motif in Jewish identity. Focus on oral and reading comprehension skills in Hebrew. Hebrew 346 (Topic: Exile and Strangeness in Contemporary Hebrew Literature) and 346 (Topic 10) may not both be counted.

HEB 369. Conference Course in Hebrew Language and Literature.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Hebrew language or literature. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hebrew and consent of instructor.

HEB 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by research and writing to produce a substantial paper. Conference course for two semesters. Must be taken for special honors in addition to the major requirement. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the Hebrew Language and Literature Honors Program; for 679HB, Hebrew 679HA with a grade of A.

Islamic Studies: ISL

Lower-Division Courses

ISL 310. Introduction to Islam.

Same as Asian Studies 301M (Topic 15), History 306N (Topic 7), and Religious Studies 319. The beliefs, theology, history, and main social and legal institutions of Islam, including the concept of God and society, the role of women, and Islamic government and movements. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 301M (Topic 15), History 306N (Topic 7), Islamic Studies 310, Religious Studies 319.

ISL 311. Topics in Islamic Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Introduction to the Middle East: Religious, Cultural, and Historical Foundations. A survey of the history and civilization of the Middle East from the sixth to the fourteenth century.
Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction. Same as History 304R, Jewish Studies 311 (Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction), and Religious Studies 304. Examines the intertwined historical developments of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and explores the principal beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

ISL 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Islamic Studies.

Credit is recorded while the student is enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework counted in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

ISL 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Islamic Studies.

Credit is recorded while the student is enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework counted in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

ISL 340. Topics in Islam.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times. Same as History 364G (Topic 2: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times) and Religious Studies 325. A detailed study of the prophet Muhammad's life and message, and of the means by which his life was recorded and popularized. Only one of the following may be counted: History 364G (Topic 2), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 6: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Religious Studies 325. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: The Qur'an. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 37), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 16), Religious Studies 325G, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 54). The history, language, style, and themes of the Qur'an. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic 2: The Qur'an), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Qur'an), 323 (Topic 37), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic: The Qur'an), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 14: The Qur'an), 342 (Topic 16), Religious Studies 325G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The Qur'an), 340 (Topic 54). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Classical Islamic Studies. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 15), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 10). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic 1: Classical Islamic Studies), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 11: Classical Islamic Studies), 342 (Topic 15), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Classical Islamic Studies), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism. Same as Asian Studies 340 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 24), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 4). Muslim debates of Sufism; the historical development of Sufi beliefs regarding theology, religious laws, expression, and popular social practices. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism), Asian Studies 340 (Topic 8), History 364G (Topic: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 4), 372 (Topic 10: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 16: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality), 321K (Topic: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism), 342 (Topic 24), Religious Studies 341 (Topic: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism), 358 (Topic 4). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Islamic Law. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 27), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 9), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 27). Designed to give students a foundation in the substantive teachings of the shariah, which comprises not only what we normally think of as law, but also ethics and etiquette. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic: Islamic Law), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Law), 340 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Islamic Law), 321 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Islamic Law), 328 (Topic: Islamic Law), 342 (Topic 27), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islamic Law), 358 (Topic 9), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Law), 340 (Topic 27).
Topic 6: The Religions of the Middle East. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 26), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 34), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 15). Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Religions of the Middle East), 340 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 26), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Religions of the Middle East), 342 (Topic 34), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Religions of the Middle East), 358 (Topic 15). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Islamic Theology. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 27), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 35), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 14). Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 375 (Topic 2), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 340 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 321 (Topic: 27), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Islamic Theology), 342 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 342 (Topic 35), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 358 (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ISL 369. Conference Course in Islamic Studies.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Islamic studies. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

ISL 372. Topics in Islamic Cultures.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. Islamic Studies 372 and 373 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: Veiling in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 22), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 22), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 17), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11).
Topic 11: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 29), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 34), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 11), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 57). Textiles and material objects indigenous to the Islamic world, and what they reveal about the culture of various Islamic societies. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic 29), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 321 (Topic 34), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 24), 328 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 358 (Topic 11), Textiles and Apparel 355 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 340 (Topic 57).
Topic 12: Muslim Women: Past and Present I. Same as Religious Studies 358 (Topic 12) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 22). Survey of the role of women in Islamic societies from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, with a glimpse into modern times. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 12), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 9: Muslim Women: Past and Present I), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Muslim Women: Past and Present I), 358 (Topic 12) Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 22). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Muslim Women: Past and Present II. Same as Religious Studies 358 (Topic 13) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 23). Survey of the role of women in the modern Muslim world, with a glimpse into historical developments within Islamic societies. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 13), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 10: Muslim Women: Past and Present II), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Muslim Women: Past and Present II), 358 (Topic 13), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 23). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 20: Mughal India in History and Memory. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 33) and History 350L (Topic 67). Focuses on South Asia during the era of the Mughal empire (1550-1750), continuing through the symbolic relevance of the Mughal dynasty in British India and in India today. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Mughal India in History and Memory), 361 (Topic 33), History 350L (Topic: Mughal India in History and Memory), 350L (Topic 67), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Mughal India in History and Memory), 372 (Topic 20).
Topic 21: The History of Islam in the United States. Same as History 350R (Topic 22) and Religious Studies 346 (Topic 10). A brief introduction to Islam. Defines the role of Islam and views of Muslims in the early history of the United States, and introduces students to major issues concerning contemporary American Muslims. Only one of the following may be counted: History 350R (Topic: History of Islam in the United States), 350R (Topic 22), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: History of Islam in the United States), 372 (Topic 21), Religious Studies 346 (Topic: History of Islam in the United States), 346 (Topic 10). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 22: French Empire: The West and Islam. Same as History 364G (Topic 7) and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 16). The development of regions within the Mediterranean, variously called the West and East or Europe and Islam, with an emphasis on the role of modern France and France's Mediterranean empire. Three lecture hours for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 364G (Topic: French Empire: The West and Islam), 364G (Topic 7), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: French Empire: The West and Islam), 372 (Topic 22), Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic: French Empire: The West and Islam), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: French Empire: The West and Islam), 358 (Topic 16).
Topic 23: Muslim Women in Politics. Same as Religious Studies 358 (Topic 19) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 56). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropolgy 324L (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 372 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 358 (Topic 19), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 340 (Topic 56).

ISL 373. Topics in Middle Eastern Islamic Cultures.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. Islamic Studies 372 and 373 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Introduction to Arabic Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 13), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 1), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 1). General survey of major themes, genres, and artists in the Arabic literary tradition from the sixth century to the modern era. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 322, Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature), 323 (Topic 13), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 15: Introduction to Arabic Literature), 373 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Studies 328 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature), and 342 (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 2: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 2: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360K (Topic 4: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 16: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature), 373 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 12: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature), 342 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360K (Topic 5: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 17: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 13: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia), 342 (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: The Arabian Nights. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 4: The Arabian Nights) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 4: The Arabian Nights). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360K (Topic 6: The Arabian Nights), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Arabian Nights), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 18: The Arabian Nights), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Studies 323K (Topic 6: The Arabian Nights), 328 (Topic: The Arabian Nights), 342 (Topic 4), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: The Arabian Nights), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The Arabian Nights). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Modern Egypt: A History. Same as History 334E and Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic 1). Critically examines the social, political, and intellectual dynamics that shaped the different forms of political community, economic organization, and public culture over the past century. Covers colonialism, liberalism, Arab socialism, authoritarian capitalism, and Islamic republicanism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic: Modern Egypt: A History), History 334E, History 364G (Topic: Modern Egypt: A History), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Modern Egypt: A History), 373 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Mdern Egypt: A History), 343 (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Politics of Court Literature. Same as Arabic 360L (Topic 3: Politics of Court Literature) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 25: Politics of Court Literature). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic 3), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Politics of Court Literature), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 19: Politics of Court Literature), 373 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 14: Politics of Court Literature), 342 (Topic 25). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Arabic 120D and 420L with a grade of at least C in each, or Arabic 531L with a grade of at least C.
Topic 7: Arab Women Poets. Same as Arabic 360L (Topic 2: Arab Women Poets) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 26: Arab Women Poets). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic 2), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Arab Women Poets), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 14: Arab Women Poets), 373 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Studies 323K (Topic 4: Arab Women Poets), 342 (Topic 26). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Arabic 120D and 420L with a grade of at least C in each, or Arabic 531L with a grade of at least C.
Topic 8: Gender in North and West Africa. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 28), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 34). Examines gender discourses through North African and West African literary works by looking at the role(s) played by Islam and Christianity in the creation of the identities of African men and women. Includes discussion of the question of what gender is, and whether it is socially constructed. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 5), 374C (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 342 (Topic 28), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 340 (Topic 34). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: The Cities of the Middle East. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 51), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 3), and Urban Studies 354 (Topic 15). Anthropological and sociological analysis of space, with a special emphasis on urban theory and culture in the Middle East. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 324L (Topic 51), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 373 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 341 (Topic 3), Urban Studies 354 (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 354 (Topic 15).
Topic 10: Iranian Culture. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 20) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 30). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Iranian Culture), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Culture 321 (Topic: Iranian Culture), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (Topic 20), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Iranian Culture), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 30), Persian 372 (Topic: Iranian Culture). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Gender Politics in the Islamic World. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 8), Sociology 336G, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 44). Study of the Islamic world and major sociological concepts such as gender, social organizations, culture, and politics. Examines how culture is mediated by politics, resulting in diverse interpretations of Islam and in different policies with respect to women's rights. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 373 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 341 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 341 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 358 (Topic 8), Sociology 321K (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 336G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 340 (Topic 44). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Rumi and the Persian Sufi Tradition. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 28) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 36). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 12), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 28), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 36), Persian 361 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 14: The Middle East in World Poetry. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 30) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 39). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), 373 (Topic 14), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), 321 (Topic 30), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), 342 (Topic 39). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 15: Gender and Art in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 46), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 20), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 62). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 372 (Topic 46), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 358 (Topic 20), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 340 (Topic 62). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 16: Persian Art: Past and Present. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 35) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 43). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Persian Art: Past and Present), 373 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Persian Art: Past and Present), 321 (Topic 35), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Persian Art: Past and Present), 342 (Topic 43). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 17: Graffiti and Poster Art in the Islamic World. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 59), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 36), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 44), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 21), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 67). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 324L (Topic 59), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 373 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 321 (Topic 36), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 342 (Topic 44), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 358 (Topic 21), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 340 (Topic 67). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ISL 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual reading for one semester, following by research and writing to produce a substantial paper on a specific topic in Islamic studies to be completed during the second semester. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the Islamic Studies Honors Program; for 679HB, Islamic Studies 679HA.

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures: MEL

Lower-Division Courses

MEL 301. Gateway to the Middle East.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Upper-Division Courses

MEL 321. Topics in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Arabic 322, 360K, 372; Hebrew 372, 374; Islamic Studies 372; Persian 361, 372; Turkish 361, 372; Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321; Middle Eastern Studies 342. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Introduction to Arabic Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 13), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 1), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 1). General survey of major themes, genres, and artists in the Arabic literary tradition from the sixth century to the modern era. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 322, Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature), 323 (Topic 13), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 15: Introduction to Arabic Literature), 373 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Studies 328 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature), and 342 (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 2: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 2: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360K (Topic 4: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 16: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature), 373 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 12: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature), 342 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360K (Topic 5: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 17: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 13: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia), 342 (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: The Arabian Nights. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 4: The Arabian Nights) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 4: The Arabian Nights). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Arabian Nights), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Studies 323K (Topic 6: The Arabian Nights), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: The Arabian Nights), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The Arabian Nights). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Israel Through Its Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 15), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 17), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 5). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Introduction to Israeli Literature), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 15), English 322 (Topic: Introduction to Israeli Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 10), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 7), 342 (Topic 5). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 7: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 6: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Love and State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), English 322 (Topic: Love and State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 9: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 27: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), 342 (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Love and State in Contemporary Israeli Literature). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Postmodernist Israeli Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 19: Postmodernist Israeli Literature) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 7: Postmodernist Israeli Literature). Study of the first decades of Israeli literature. Themes include the establishment of a new state in the aftermath of the Holocaust, conflict between Israel and Arab nations, and conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), English 322 (Topic: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 8: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), 342 (Topic 7). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 8: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 8), and Religious Studies 353 (Topic 3). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), English 322 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 11: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 28: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), 342 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), 353 (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: The Qur'an. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 37), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 16), Religious Studies 325G, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 54). The history, language, style, and themes of the Qur'an. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic 2: The Qur'an), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Qur'an), 323 (Topic 37), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic: The Qur'an), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 14: The Qur'an), 342 (Topic 16), Religious Studies 325G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The Qur'an), 340 (Topic 54). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: Persian Literature, Past and Present. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 10: Persian Literature, Past and Present). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 9: Persian Literature, Past and Present), 342 (Topic 10), Persian 361 (Topic 2: Persian Literature, Past and Present). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Iranian Women Writers. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 11: Iranian Women Writers) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 10: Iranian Women Writers). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 1: Iranian Women Writers), 342 (Topic 11), Persian 361 (Topic 3: Iranian Women Writers), WGS 340 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 12: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 12), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 3: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction), 342 (Topic 12), Persian 361 (Topic 1: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Iranian Literature in Exile. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 13: Iranian Literature in Exile). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 13), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 2: Iranian Literature in Exile), 342 (Topic 13), Persian 361 (Topic 4: Iranian Literature in Exile). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 14: Iranian Film and Fiction. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 14: Iranian Film and Fiction). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 14), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 4: Iranian Film and Fiction), 342 (Topic 14), Persian 361 (Topic 5: Iranian Film and Fiction). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 15: Classical Islamic Studies. Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 15), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 10). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic 1: Classical Islamic Studies), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 11: Classical Islamic Studies), 342 (Topic 15), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Classical Islamic Studies), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 16: Gender in North and West Africa. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 5), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 28), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 34). Examines gender discourses through North African and West African literary works by looking at the role(s) played by Islam and Christianity in the creation of the identities of African men and women. Includes discussion of the question of what gender is, and whether it is socially constructed. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 5), 374C (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 342 (Topic 28), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 340 (Topic 34). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 17: The Dead Sea Scrolls. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic 1), History 364G (Topic 3), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 23), and Religious Studies 353D. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic: The Dead Sea Scrolls), 330 (Topic 1), History 364G (Topic 3), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 13), 342 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 353D. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 18: In Search of King David. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 20), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 29), and Religious Studies 365 (Topic 3). Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: In Search of King David), 363 (Topic 20), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: In Search of King David), 321 (Topic 18), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: In Search of King David), 342 (Topic 29), Religious Studies 365 (Topic: In Search of King David), 365 (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 19: Islamic Law. Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 27), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 9), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 27). Designed to give students a foundation in the substantive teachings of the shariah, which comprises not only what we normally think of as law, but also ethics and etiquette. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic: Islamic Law), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Law), 340 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Islamic Law), 321 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Islamic Law), 328 (Topic: Islamic Law), 342 (Topic 27), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islamic Law), 358 (Topic 9), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Law), 340 (Topic 27).
Topic 20: Iranian Culture. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 10) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 30). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Iranian Culture), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Culture 321 (Topic: Iranian Culture), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (Topic 20), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Iranian Culture), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 30), Persian 372 (Topic: Iranian Culture). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 21: Palestine and the Palestinians: A Journey Through Time. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 31). Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic: Palestine and the Palestinians), 360L (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 21), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 31). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 22: Veiling in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 22), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 17), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11).
Topic 23: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 32) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 55). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 23), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East), 342 (Topic 32), Turkish 372 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East), 340 (Topic 55). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 24: Biblical Prophecy. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 37). Only one of the following may be counted: Hebrew 374 (Topic: Biblical Prophecy), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 24), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic: Biblical Prophecy), 342 (Topic 37), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: Biblical Prophecy).
Topic 25: Love in the East and West. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 36), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 10), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 33). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Love in the East and West), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 36), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Love in the East and West), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Love in the East and West), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 25), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Love in the East and West), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 33), Turkish 372 (Topic: Love in the East and West). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 26: The Religions of the Middle East. Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 34), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 15). Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Religions of the Middle East), 340 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 26), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Religions of the Middle East), 342 (Topic 34), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Religions of the Middle East), 358 (Topic 15). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 27: Islamic Theology. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 2), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 35), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 14). Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 375 (Topic 2), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 340 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 321 (Topic: 27), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Islamic Theology), 342 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 342 (Topic 35), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 358 (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 28: Rumi and the Persian Sufi Tradition. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 12) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 36). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 12), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 28), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 36), Persian 361 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 30: The Middle East in World Poetry. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 14) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 39). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), 373 (Topic 14), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), 321 (Topic 30), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), 342 (Topic 39). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 31: Gender and Art in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 46), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 20), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 62). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 372 (Topic 46), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 358 (Topic 20), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 340 (Topic 62). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 33: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 325 (Topic 8), Classical Civilization 340 (Topic 8), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 42). Explores the development of complex societies in ancient Greece by studying its prehistory through archaeology. Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 325 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 325 (Topic 8), Classical Civilization 340 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 340 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 321 (Topic 33), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 342 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 342 (Topic 42), Persian 372 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory).
Topic 34: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 29), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 11), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 11), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 57). Textiles and material objects indigenous to the Islamic world, and what they reveal about the culture of various Islamic societies. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic 29), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 321 (Topic 34), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 24), 328 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 358 (Topic 11), Textiles and Apparel 355 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 340 (Topic 57).
Topic 35: Persian Art: Past and Present. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 16) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 43). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Persian Art: Past and Present), 373 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Persian Art: Past and Present), 321 (Topic 35), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Persian Art: Past and Present), 342 (Topic 43). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 36: Graffiti and Poster Art in the Islamic World. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 59), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 44), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 21), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 67). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 324L (Topic 59), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 373 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 321 (Topic 36), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 342 (Topic 44), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 358 (Topic 21), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 340 (Topic 67). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 37: Lost Languages and Decipherment. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic 4), Classical Civilization 348 (Topic 21), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 45). Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), 330 (Topic 4), Classical Civilization 348 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), 348 (Topic 21), Linguistics 350 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), 321 (Topic 37), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), 342 (Topic 45). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 38: Comparative Jewish Literature: Israel, France, and the United States. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 22) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 38). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), English 322 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 11), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 10), 363 (Topic 22), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 8), 321 (Topic 38), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 28), 342 (Topic 8), 342 (Topic 38), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), 353 (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MEL 323. Engaging the Middle East.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 301.

MEL 358Q. Supervised Research.

Supervised research experience in Middle Eastern languages, literatures and cultures. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 301, and six hours of upper-division Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish.

MEL 379. Conference Course.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Middle Eastern languages and cultures. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

MEL 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by research and writing to produce a substantial paper on a literary or linguistic problem. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Honors Program; for 679HB, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 679HA.

Middle Eastern Studies: MES

Lower-Division Courses

MES 301K. Introduction to the Middle East: Religious, Cultural, and Historical Foundations.

Same as History 306K and Religious Studies 314K. A survey of the history and civilization of the Middle East from the sixth to the fourteenth century. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 306K, Middle Eastern Studies 301K, Religious Studies 314 (Topic: Intro M East: Rel/Cul/Hist Fnd), 314K.

MES 301L. Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times.

Same as Government 314 (Topic 3: Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times) and History 306N (Topic 5: Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times). The responses of the societies of the Middle East and North Africa (Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, and the Arab world) to Western cultural and political challenges, primarily since about 1800. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

MES 310. Topics in Middle Eastern Studies.

Studies of areas and issues in the Middle East and North Africa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 3: Introduction to the Old Testament. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 305G, Jewish Studies 311 (Topic 4), and Religious Studies 313C. Introduction to the many interpretations of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) and its meaning in the context of its historical and cultural setting in the ancient Near East. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 305G, 310 (Topic: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible), Jewish Studies 311 (Topic: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible), 311 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible), 310 (Topic 3), Religious Studies 313 (Topic: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible), 313C.
Topic 4: Social Transformation of Love and Relationships. Same as Sociology 308L. Examination of the social, psychological, and spiritual perspectives toward the ideas of love and intimacy; how love and intimacy interact with rapid social, economic, and cultural change; and how the subsequent change transformed the social world and the meaning of love. Subjects include the aspects of self and identity; differentiation in the context of love in the modern age; the family and the individual; the impact of industrialization on private lives and the public order; gender, communication, love; intercultural love and intimacy; and personal choice and arranged marriages. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic: Social Transformation of Love and Relationships), 310 (Topic 4), Sociology 308 (Topic: Social Transformation of Love and Relationships), 308L.
Topic 5: Introduction to Music in World Cultures. Same as Music 303M. Exploration of practices, beliefs, and issues through the study of various musical genres in the regions of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 303M, Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic: Introduction to Music In World Cultures), 310 (Topic 5), Music 303M.

MES 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Middle Eastern Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded to work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

MES 127. Middle Eastern Cultural Exchange.

Provides an opportunity for students to interact with peer groups in Middle Eastern countries in which Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish are spoken. Students engage in a variety of cultural activities and correspond with peer groups via blogs and Internet discussion forums. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MES 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Middle Eastern Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

MES 331C. History of the Ottoman Empire.

Same as History 331C. A survey of Ottoman society and culture and of the empire's place on the world scene. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MES 334C. Music Cultures of the Middle East, Past and Present.

Same as History 334C. A historical and ethnomusicological survey of the Arab, Turkish, and Persian music cultures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MES 341. Topics in the Middle East: Social Science.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Middle Eastern Studies 320, 321K, 322K, 323K, 324K, 325, 326, 328, 341. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Geography of the Middle East. Same as Geography 328. Major elements of physical and social environment in the region extending from Egypt to Afghanistan. Only one of the following may be counted: Geography 328, Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 3: Geography of the Middle East), 341 (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Business in Emerging Markets. Same as International Business 372 (Topic 2: Business in Emerging Markets) and Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 9: Business in Emerging Markets). Only one of the following may be counted: International Business 372 (Topic 2), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 4: Business in Emerging Markets), 341 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: The Cities of the Middle East. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 51), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 9), and Urban Studies 354 (Topic 15). Anthropological and sociological analysis of space, with a special emphasis on urban theory and culture in the Middle East. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 324L (Topic 51), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 373 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 341 (Topic 3), Urban Studies 354 (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 354 (Topic 15).
Topic 4: Development Communication. Same as Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic 6). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 14), 341 (Topic 4), Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic 6).
Topic 5: Arab-Israeli Politics. Same as Government 320L. In-depth study of domestic, regional, and international factors involved in politics in the Middle East, including simulation of diplomatic interaction in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 320L, Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 30: Arab-Israeli Politics), 323K (Topic 1: Arab-Israeli Politics), 341 (Topic 5). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Negotiating Urbanization: Case Studies in Turkey. Same as Urban Studies 354 (Topic 9). Examines local and transnational forces that have driven and continue to drive contemporary urbanization in Turkey. Focuses on key issues that emerge in rapidly growing cities of the developing world, such as growing income inequality and socioeconomic exclusion, environmental challenges, and rising violence. Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Studies 326 (Topic: Negotiating Urbanization in the Middle East: Case Studies in Turkey), 341 (Topic 6), Turkish 372 (Topic: Negotiating Urbanization in the Middle East: Case Studies in Turkey), Urban Studies 354 (Topic: Negotiating Urbanization in the Middle East: Case Studies in Turkey), 354 (Topic 9).
Topic 7: Gender Politics in the Islamic World. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 11), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 8), Sociology 336G, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 44). Study of the Islamic world and major sociological concepts such as gender, social organizations, culture, and politics. Examines how culture is mediated by politics, resulting in diverse interpretations of Islam and in different policies with respect to women's rights. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 373 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 341 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 341 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 358 (Topic 8), Sociology 321K (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 336G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 340 (Topic 44). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MES 342. Topics in the Middle East: Arts and Humanities.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Middle Eastern Studies 320, 321K, 322K, 323K, 324K, 325, 326, 328, 342. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Introduction to Arabic Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 13), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 1), and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 1). General survey of major themes, genres, and artists in the Arabic literary tradition from the sixth century to the modern era. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 322, Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature), 323 (Topic 13), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 15: Introduction to Arabic Literature), 373 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Studies 328 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature), and 342 (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 2: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 2: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360K (Topic 4: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 16: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360K (Topic 5: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 17: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 13: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia), 342 (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: The Arabian Nights. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 4: The Arabian Nights) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 4: The Arabian Nights). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360K (Topic 6: The Arabian Nights), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Arabian Nights), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 18: The Arabian Nights), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 4), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: The Arabian Nights), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The Arabian Nights). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Israel Through Its Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 15), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 17), and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 5). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Introduction to Israeli Literature), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 15), English 322 (Topic: Introduction to Israeli Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 10), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 7), 342 (Topic 5). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 7: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 6: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Love and State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), English 322 (Topic: Love and State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 9: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 27: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), 342 (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Love and State in Contemporary Israeli Literature). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Postmodernist Israeli Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 19: Postmodernist Israeli Literature) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 7: Postmodernist Israeli Literature). Study of the first decades of Israeli literature. Themes include the establishment of a new state in the aftermath of the Holocaust, conflict between Israel and Arab nations, and conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), English 322 (Topic: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 8: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), 342 (Topic 7). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 8: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 8), and Religious Studies 353 (Topic 3). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), English 322 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 11: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 28: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), 342 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), 353 (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: Mizrahi Writing in Israel. Same as Hebrew 346 (Topic 9:Mizrahi Writing in Israel) and Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 8: Mizrahi Writing in Israel). Only one of the following may be counted: Hebrew 346 (Topic 9), Jewish 363 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 6: Mizrahi Writing in Israel), 342 (Topic 9). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Hebrew 412L (or 312L) or 320L with a grade of at least C.
Topic 10: Persian Literature, Past and Present. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 10: Persian Literature, Past and Present). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 9: Persian Literature, Past and Present), 342 (Topic 10), Persian 361 (Topic 2: Persian Literature, Past and Present). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Iranian Women Writers. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 11: Iranian Women Writers) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 10: Iranian Women Writers). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 1: Iranian Women Writers), 342 (Topic 11), Persian 361 (Topic 3: Iranian Women Writers), WGS 340 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 12: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 12), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 3: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction), 342 (Topic 12), Persian 361 (Topic 1: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Iranian Literature in Exile. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 13: Iranian Literature in Exile). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 13), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 2: Iranian Literature in Exile), 342 (Topic 13), Persian 361 (Topic 4: Iranian Literature in Exile). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 14: Iranian Film and Fiction. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 14: Iranian Film and Fiction). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 14), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 4: Iranian Film and Fiction), 342 (Topic 14), Persian 361 (Topic 5: Iranian Film and Fiction). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 15: Classical Islamic Studies. Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 15), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 10). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic 1: Classical Islamic Studies), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 11: Classical Islamic Studies), 342 (Topic 15), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Classical Islamic Studies), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 16: The Qur'an. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 37), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 9), Religious Studies 325G, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 54). The history, language, style, and themes of the Qur'an. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic 2: The Qur'an), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Qur'an), 323 (Topic 37), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic: The Qur'an), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 14: The Qur'an), 342 (Topic 16), Religious Studies 325G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The Qur'an), 340 (Topic 54). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 17: Envisioning Muslims: The Middle Ages and Today. Same as English 360S (Topic 3). Covers the representation of Muslims in the dominant cultural media of the European Middle Ages and in the contemporary world of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Modern cultural media includes film and digital visual media. Readings are selected to show how Europeans envisioned Muslims, and how Muslims envisioned themselves. Only one of the following may be counted: English 360S (Topic 3), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Envisioning Muslims), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Envisioning Muslims), 342 (Topic 17). Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 18: Saracens in Medieval Literature. Same as English 350E (Topic 2). Muslims, Arabs, Turks, Persians, Berbers, and Moors were often identified in literature and historical texts under the invented group name Saracens. Course explores who, and what, a Saracen is. Includes selected readings of literature, historical documents, and critical scholarship on Saracens in European medieval romances and epics, crusade literature, travel narratives, maps, and polemical treatises. For critical contrast, readings also include Islamic texts on, or by some of the most famous (or infamous) Saracens known to medieval Europe. Only one of the following may be counted: English 350E (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Saracens in Medieval Literature), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 18). Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 19: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 8), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 8), 374 (Topic 26), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4), English 322 (Topic: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 26), 342 (Topic 19), Persian 361 (Topic: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14).
Topic 20: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 3). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374 (Topic 25), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 25), 342 (Topic 20), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 21: Rome and Jerusalem. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 325 (Topic 3: Rome and Jerusalem), History 321G, Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 7: Rome and Jerusalem), and Religious Studies 365 (Topic 1: Rome and Jerusalem). A study of daily life in Israel during the Roman period, focusing on Jerusalem, ancient Palestinian synagogues and churches, Jewish and Christian symbolism, agriculture, warfare, and burial practices. Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 325 (Topic 3), Classical Civilization 348 (Topic: Rome and Jerusalem), History 321G, Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 2: Rome and Jerusalem), 342 (Topic 21), Religious Studies 365 (Topic 1), Urban Studies 353 (Topic: Rome and Jerusalem). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 22: Biblical Archaeology. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Biblical Archaeology), History 364G (Topic: Biblical Archaeology), Jewish Studies 361 (Topic: Biblical Archaeology), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 22), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: Biblical Archaeology). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 23: The Dead Sea Scrolls. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic 1), History 364G (Topic 3), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 17), and Religious Studies 353D. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic: The Dead Sea Scrolls), 330 (Topic 1), History 364G (Topic 3), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 13), 342 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 353D. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 24: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism. Same as Asian Studies 340 (Topic 8), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 4), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 4). Muslim debates of Sufism; the historical development of Sufi beliefs regarding theology, religious laws, expression, and popular social practices. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism), Asian Studies 340 (Topic 8), History 364G (Topic: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 4), 372 (Topic 10: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 16: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality), 321K (Topic: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism), 342 (Topic 24), Religious Studies 341 (Topic: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism), 358 (Topic 4). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 25: Politics of Court Literature. Same as Arabic 360L (Topic 3: Politics of Court Literature) and Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 6: Politics of Court Literature). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic 3), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Politics of Court Literature), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 19: Politics of Court Literature), 373 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 14: Politics of Court Literature), 342 (Topic 25). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Arabic 120D and 420L with a grade of at least C in each, or Arabic 531L with a grade of at least C.
Topic 26: Arab Women Poets. Same as Arabic 360L (Topic 2: Arab Women Poets) and Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 7: Arab Women Poets). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic 2), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Arab Women Poets), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 14: Arab Women Poets), 373 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Studies 323K (Topic 4: Arab Women Poets), 342 (Topic 26). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Arabic 120D and 420L with a grade of at least C in each, or Arabic 531L with a grade of at least C.
Topic 27: Islamic Law. Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 19), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 9), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 27). Designed to give students a foundation in the substantive teachings of the shariah, which comprises not only what we normally think of as law, but also ethics and etiquette. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic: Islamic Law), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Law), 340 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Islamic Law), 321 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Islamic Law), 328 (Topic: Islamic Law), 342 (Topic 27), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islamic Law), 358 (Topic 9), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Law), 340 (Topic 27).
Topic 28: Gender in North and West Africa. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 5), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 34). Examines gender discourses through North African and West African literary works by looking at the role(s) played by Islam and Christianity in the creation of the identities of African men and women. Includes discussion of the question of what gender is, and whether it is socially constructed. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 5), 374C (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 342 (Topic 28), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 340 (Topic 34). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 29: In Search of King David. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 20), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 18), and Religious Studies 365 (Topic 3). Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: In Search of King David), 363 (Topic 20), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: In Search of King David), 321 (Topic 18), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: In Search of King David), 342 (Topic 29), Religious Studies 365 (Topic: In Search of King David), 365 (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 30: Iranian Culture. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 10) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 20). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Iranian Culture), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Culture 321 (Topic: Iranian Culture), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (Topic 20), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Iranian Culture), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 30), Persian 372 (Topic: Iranian Culture). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 31: Palestine and the Palestinians: A Journey Through Time. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 21). Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic: Palestine and the Palestinians), 360L (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 21), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 31). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 32: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 23) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 55). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 23), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East), 342 (Topic 32), Turkish 372 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East), 340 (Topic 55). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 33: Love in the East and West. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 36), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 10), and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 25). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Love in the East and West), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 36), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Love in the East and West), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Love in the East and West), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 25), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Love in the East and West), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 33), Turkish 372 (Topic: Love in the East and West). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 34: The Religions of the Middle East. Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 26), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 15). Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Religions of the Middle East), 340 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 26), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Religions of the Middle East), 342 (Topic 34), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Religions of the Middle East), 358 (Topic 15). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 35: Islamic Theology. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 2), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 27), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 14). Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 375 (Topic 2), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 340 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 321 (Topic: 27), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Islamic Theology), 342 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 342 (Topic 35), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islamic Theology), 358 (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 36: Rumi and the Persian Sufi Tradition. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 12) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 28). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 12), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 28), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 36), Persian 361 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Rumi & Persian Sufi Tradition). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 37: Biblical Prophecy. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 24). Only one of the following may be counted: Hebrew 374 (Topic: Biblical Prophecy), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 24), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic: Biblical Prophecy), 342 (Topic 37), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: Biblical Prophecy).
Topic 38: Comparative Jewish Literature: Israel, France, and the United States. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 22) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 38). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), English 322 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 11), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 10), 363 (Topic 22), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 8), 321 (Topic 38), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 28), 342 (Topic 8), 342 (Topic 38), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature), 353 (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 39: The Middle East in World Poetry. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 14) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 30). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), 373 (Topic 14), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), 321 (Topic 30), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Middle East in World Poetry), 342 (Topic 39). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 40: Gender and Art in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 46), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 31), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 20), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 62). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 372 (Topic 46), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 358 (Topic 20), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 340 (Topic 62). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 42: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 325 (Topic 8), Classical Civilization 340 (Topic 8), and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 33). Explores the development of complex societies in ancient Greece by studying its prehistory through archaeology. Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 325 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 325 (Topic 8), Classical Civilization 340 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 340 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 321 (Topic 33), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 342 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory), 342 (Topic 42), Persian 372 (Topic: Archaeology of Greek Prehistory).
Topic 43: Persian Art: Past and Present. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 16) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 35). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Persian Art: Past and Present), 373 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Persian Art: Past and Present), 321 (Topic 35), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Persian Art: Past and Present), 342 (Topic 43). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 44: Graffiti and Poster Art in the Islamic World. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 59), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 36), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 21), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 67). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 324L (Topic 59), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 373 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 321 (Topic 36), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 342 (Topic 44), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 358 (Topic 21), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 340 (Topic 67). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 45: Lost Languages and Decipherment. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic 4), Classical Civilization 348 (Topic 21), and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 37). Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), 330 (Topic 4), Classical Civilization 348 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), 348 (Topic 21), Linguistics 350 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), 321 (Topic 37), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Lost Languages & Decipherment), 342 (Topic 45). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MES 343. Topics in the Middle East: History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Middle Eastern Studies 320, 321K, 322K, 323K, 324K, 325, 326, 328, 343. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Modern Egypt: A History. Same as History 334E and Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 5). Critically examines the social, political, and intellectual dynamics that shaped the different forms of political community, economic organization, and public culture over the past century. Covers colonialism, liberalism, Arab socialism, authoritarian capitalism, and Islamic republicanism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic: Modern Egypt: A History), History 334E, History 364G (Topic: Modern Egypt: A History), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Modern Egypt: A History), 373 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Mdern Egypt: A History), 343 (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Re-forming the Arab East, 1914-Present. Same as History 331R. Introduction to the history of the Middle East in the twentieth century. Examines forces that transformed the area from a relatively peaceful region to a radicalized environment. Explores colonialism, nationalism, secular modernism, impact of Zionism, rise of political Islam, status of women, and the oil revolution. Only one of the following may be counted: History 331R, History 364G (Topic: Re-forming the Arab East), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Re-forming the Arab East), 343 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: History of Iran to 1800. Same as History 331G. A survey of the social, economic, and religious components unique to Iran from the pre-Islamic empire of the Achaemenids through the development of Iran as a medieval and premodern Islamic state. Only one of the following may be counted: History 331G, Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 3 History of Iran to 1800), 343 (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: Islamic Spain and North Africa to 1492. Same as History 375D and Religious Studies 345. An introduction to the impact of Islam on Spain and North Africa, with emphasis on social, economic, and cultural development. Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic: Islamic Spain and North Africa to 1492), History 375D, Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Islamic Spain and North Africa to 1492), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 4: Islamic Spainand North Africa to 1492), 343 (Topic 4), Religious Studies 345, 363 (Topic: Islamic Spain and North Africa to 1492). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Medieval Islam: Faith and History. Same as History 350L (Topic 34: Medieval Islam: Faith and History) and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 2: Medieval Islam: Faith and History). Only one of the following may be counted: History 350L (Topic 34), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 7: Medieval Islam: faith and History), 343 (Topic 5), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Modern Iran. Same as History 331L. The development of modern Iran; special attention is given to the impact of the West, the constitutional movement, nationalism, the oil crisis, and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Only one of the following may be counted: History 331L, Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 5: Modern Iran), 343 (Topic 6). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MES 351. Mediterranean Crossroads Seminar.

Reading and discussion about the lands, cultures, and societies of the eastern Mediterranean from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students prepare to study in the Middle East (in Middle Eastern Studies 352) and begin work on their individual research projects. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Mediterranean Crossroads Seminar) and 351 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

MES 352. Mediterranean Crossroads Study Abroad Seminar.

Students study and conduct research in the Middle East. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered in the summer session only. Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Mediterranean Crossroads Study Abroad Seminar) and 352 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Middle Eastern Studies 351.

MES 353. Mediterranean Crossroads Conference Course.

Under supervision of a faculty member, students complete their research projects following participation in Middle Eastern Studies 352. Conference course. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: Middle Eastern Studies 352.

MES 360. Conference Course.

Supervised individual research, discussion, and writing of papers about various general and specialized Middle Eastern subjects. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

MES 370. Practicum: Internships in Applied Middle Eastern Studies.

Research and staff experience working in an appropriate agency or business. At least six but no more than nine hours of work a week for one semester. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of at least seventy semester hours of coursework, including twelve hours of Middle Eastern studies, and consent of the undergraduate adviser.

MES 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by research and writing to produce a substantial paper on a special topic in middle eastern studies, to be completed during the second semester. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Middle Eastern Studies Honors Program; for 679HB, Middle Eastern Studies 679HA.

Persian: PRS

Lower-Division Courses

PRS 601C. Intensive Persian I.

First semester of intensive Persian language instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Persian 601C and 506 may not both be counted. Persian 601C and 507 may not both be counted.

PRS 506. First-Year Persian I.

Elementary colloquial Persian. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Persian 601C and 506 may not both be counted.

PRS 507. First-Year Persian II.

Continuation of Persian 506. Elementary literary Persian. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Persian 601C and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Persian 506 with a grade of at least C.

PRS 611C. Intensive Persian II.

Second semester of intensive Persian language instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Persian 611C, 612C,512K. Only one of the following may be counted: Persian 611C, 612C, 512L. Prerequisite: Persian 601C or 507 with a grade of at least C.

PRS 612C. Intensive Persian for Heritage Speakers.

Designed for heritage speakers with prior exposure to Persian speaking and listening. This may include heritage Persian language speakers who have had little or no formal instruction in the language, and speakers who understand at a near-native level but have no knowledge or limited knowledge of reading and writing. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Persian 611C, 612C, 512K. Only one of the following may be counted: Persian 611C, 612C, 512L.

PRS 512K. Second-Year Persian I.

Not open to native speakers of Persian. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Persian 611C, 612C, 512K. Prerequisite: Persian 507 with a grade of at least C.

PRS 512L. Second-Year Persian II.

Not open to native speakers of Persian. Continuation of Persian 512K. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Persian 611C, 612C, 512L. Prerequisite: Persian 512K with a grade of at least C.

PRS 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Persian.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

PRS 322K. Intermediate Persian I.

Not open to native speakers of Persian. First semester of intermediate Persian language instruction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Persian 611C, 612C, or 512L with a grade of at least C.

PRS 322L. Intermediate Persian II.

Not open to native speakers of Persian. Second semester of intermediate Persian language instruction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Persian 322K with a grade of at least C.

PRS 329. Topics in Persian Language, Literature, and Culture.

Study of various aspects of Persian linguistics, literature, and culture. Conducted in Persian. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Persian 612C or 322K.

Topic 1: Ferdowsi's Shahnameh.
Topic 2: Sa'di's Golestan. Additional prerequisite: Persian 512L.
Topic 3: Hafez's Ghazals.
Topic 4: Sadeq Hedayat and Twentieth-Century Persian Fiction.
Topic 5: Forugh Farrokhzad and Modernist Persian Poetry.
Topic 6: Persian Prose Nonfiction.
Topic 7: The Classics of Persian Poetry. Conducted in Persian. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Classics of Persian Poetry), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Classics of Persian Poetry), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Classics of Persian Poetry), Persian 329 (Topic 7). Additional prerequisite: Persian 611C or 612C with a grade of at least C.
Topic 8: Iranian Cinema. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Iranian Cinema), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Iranian Cinema), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic: Iranian Cinema), 342 (Topic: Iranian Cinema), Persian 329 (Topic 8), 361 (Topic: Iranian Cinema).

PRS 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Persian.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

PRS 130D. Persian across Disciplines.

Students read and discuss Persian language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course. One lecture hour a week for one semester. No more than three semester hours may be counted toward the major in either Middle Eastern Studies or Middle Eastern Languages and Culture. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Persian 322L, and consent of instructor.

PRS 369. Conference Course in Persian Language and Literature.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Persian language or literature. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in Persian and consent of instructor.

PRS 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by research and writing to produce a substantial paper. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the Persian Language and Literature Honors Program; for 679HB, Persian 679HA.

Turkish: TUR

Lower-Division Courses

TUR 601C. Intensive Turkish I.

First semester of intensive Turkish language instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Turkish 601C and 506 may not both be counted. Turkish 601C and 507 may not both be counted.

TUR 506. First-Year Turkish I.

Modern Standard Turkish. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Turkish 601C and 506 may not both be counted.

TUR 507. First-Year Turkish II.

Modern Standard Turkish. Continuation of Turkish 506. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Turkish 601C and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Turkish 506 with a grade of at least C.

TUR 611C. Intensive Turkish II.

Second semester of intensive Turkish language instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Turkish 611C and 412K may not both be counted. Turkish 611C and 412L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Turkish 601C or 507 with a grade of at least C.

TUR 412K. Second-Year Turkish I.

Conversational Turkish and readings in contemporary Turkish literature and newspapers. Review of the grammar covered in Turkish 506 and 507, and introduction of more complex grammatical patterns. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Turkish 611C and 412K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Turkish 601C or 507 with a grade of at least C.

TUR 412L. Second-Year Turkish II.

Continuation of Turkish 412K. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Turkish 611C and 412L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Turkish 412K with a grade of at least C.

TUR 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Turkish.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

TUR 320K. Intermediate Turkish I.

Not open to native speakers of Turkish. Intermediate to high-level Turkish in four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Turkish culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Turkish 611C or 412L with a grade of at least C.

TUR 320L. Intermediate Turkish II.

Not open to native speakers of Turkish. Continuation of Turkish 320K. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Turkish 320K with a grade of at least C.

TUR 325K. Advanced Turkish I.

Restricted to nonnative speakers of Turkish. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Turkish 325K and 329 (Topic: Advanced Turkish I) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Turkish 320L with a grade of at least C.

TUR 325L. Advanced Turkish II.

Restricted to nonnative speakers of Turkish. Advanced Turkish language instruction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Turkish 325L and 329 (Topic: Advanced Turkish II) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Turkish 325K or the equivalent.

TUR 329. Topics in Turkish Language, Literature, and Culture.

Conducted in Turkish. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Turkish 611C or 412L with a grade of at least C.

TUR 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Turkish.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

TUR 130D. Turkish across Disciplines.

Students read and discuss Turkish language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course. One lecture hour a week for one semester. No more than three semester hours may be counted toward the major in either Middle Eastern Studies or Middle Eastern Languages and Culture. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Turkish 320L, and consent of instructor.

TUR 369. Conference Course in Turkish Language and Literature.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Turkish language or literature. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

TUR 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by research and writing to produce a substantial paper. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Turkish Language and Literature Honors Program; for 679HB, Turkish 679HA.