Islamic Studies Courses

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 310R. Introduction to Middle East Religions.

Same as Jewish Studies 310R, Middle Eastern Studies 310R, and Religious Studies 310R. Introduction to the religious landscape of the Middle East including the various expressions of Eastern Christianity, Islam, and Judaism as well as Zoroastrianism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 310R, Jewish Studies 310R, Middle Eastern Studies 310R, Religious Studies 310R.

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 364D 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 364G (Topic 2), 364D, Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 1), Religious Studies 325. Additional 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: 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 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 5: Islamic Law. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 27), Religious Studies 358K, 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Islamic Law), 321 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 27), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islamic Law), 358 (Topic 9), 358K, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 27). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Islamic Theology. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 357, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 27), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 35), and Religious Studies 358U. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 2), 357, Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 27), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 35), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 14), 358U. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 8: Shia Islam. Same as Asian Studies 340W and Religious Studies 359E. Examine how the first century of Islamic history inaugurated debates concerning authority, piety, and justice and how these debates have continued to the present. Explore the social forces and ideologies that shaped Shiism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Shia Islam), 340W, Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Shia Islam), 340 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Shia Islam), 359E. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: Islamic Ethics. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 58), Religious Studies 358R, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 80). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Ethics), 340 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Islamic Ethics), 342 (Topic 58), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islamic Ethics), 358R, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Ethics), 340 (Topic 80). 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. 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 372F, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 22), Religious Studies 358V, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14), 372F, Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 22), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5), 358V, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 29), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 34), Religious Studies 358T, 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. 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), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 11), 358T, Textiles and Apparel 365 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 57). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Muslim Women: Past and Present I. Same as Religious Studies 358M 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 12), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Muslim Women: Past and Present I), 358 (Topic 12), 358M, 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 358N 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 13), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 13), 358N, 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 American Studies 370 (Topic 61), History 350R (Topic 22), and Religious Studies 346U. 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 370 (Topic: History of Islam in the US), 370 (Topic 61), History 350R (Topic 22), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 21), Religious Studies 346 (Topic 10), 346U. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of coursework in history.
Topic 22: French Empire: The West and Islam. Same as History 364Q and Religious Studies 358F. 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 7), 364Q, Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 22), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 16), 358F. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 23: Muslim Women in Politics. Same as Anthropology 324N, Religious Studies 358D, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 56). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 324N, Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 372 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 358 (Topic 19), 358D, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 340 (Topic 56). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 25: Sex and Sexuality in the Muslim World. Same as Religious Studies 358J, Sociology 342S, and Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 20). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Sex/Sexuality Muslim World), 372 (Topic 25), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Sex/Sexuality Muslim World), 358J, Sociology 321K (Topic: Sex/Sexuality Muslim World), 342S, Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic: Sex/Sexuality Muslim World), 335 (Topic 20). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 27: Views of Islam in the United States. Same as American Studies 327L and Religious Studies 346T. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 327 (Topic: Views of Islam in the US), 327L, Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Views of Islam in the US), 372 (Topic 27), Religious Studies 346 (Topic: Views of Islam in the US), 346T. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature), 323 (Topic 13), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Studies 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) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 3) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 3). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: The Arabian Nights. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 4) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 4). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Arabian Nights), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 4), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: The Arabian Nights), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The Arabian Nights). Additional 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: History 334E, History 364G (Topic: Modern Egypt: A History), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Modern Egypt: A History), 373 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Politics of Court Literature. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 25). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic 3), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Politics of Court Literature), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 25). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Arab Women Poets. Same as Arabic 360L (Topic 2) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 26). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 360L (Topic 2), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Arab Women Poets), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 26). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Arabic 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 340S, 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 340S, 372G (Topic 5), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 28), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 34). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: The Cities of the Middle East. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 51) and Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 3). 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 358G, 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 11), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 8), 358G, Sociology 336G, Women's and Gender Studies 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 374D, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358W, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 62). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 46), 374D, Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 20), 358W, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 62). Additional 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 359C, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 67). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islm Wrld), 324L (Topic 59), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islm Wrld), 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: Islm Wrld), 358 (Topic 21), 359C, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islm Wrld), 340 (Topic 67). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 19: Islam and Politics. Same as Government 364C, Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 9), and Religious Studies 358C. An introduction to Islamic political thought. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 364C, 365N (Topic: Islam and Politics), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Islam and Politics), 373 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic: Islam and Politics), 341 (Topic 9), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islam and Politics), 358C. Additional prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Topic 20: Islam in the Early Modern World: Religion and Culture. Same as History 367S, Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic 20), and Religious Studies 359D. Examine a history of the religious and cultural development across the Islamic world between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries, stemming from the rise of the Mongols and the end of the caliphate. Explore the early modern Muslim empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and the Mughals. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 364G (Topic: Islam Early Mod World:Rel/Cult), 367S, Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Islam Early Mod World:Rel/Cult), 373 (Topic 20), Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic: Islam Early Mod World:Rel/Cult), 343 (Topic 20), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islam Early Mod World:Rel/Cult), 358 (Topic 22), 359D. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 21: Medieval Middle East History in One Hundred Objects. Same as Art History 328L, History 339Q, and Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic 11). Survey the history of the medieval Middle East, from the period of Late Antiquity (in the seventh century) to the rise of early modern empires of the Safavids, Ottomans, and Mughals (in the seventeenth century), through close examination of the meaning and significance of 100 objects. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 328L, 363 (Topic: Mid East Hist in 100 Objects), History 339Q, 364G (Topic: Mid East Hist in 100 Objects), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Mid East Hist in 100 Objects), 373 (Topic 21), Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic: Mid East Hist in 100 Objects), 343 (Topic 11). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 22: Modern Iran. Same as History 331L and Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic 6). Explore 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 331L, Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Modern Iran), 373 (Topic: 22), Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic: 6). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 25: Rule of Law in the Middle East. Same as Government 366O, Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 11), and Religious Studies 358L. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic: Rule of Law in the Mid East), 366O, Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Rule of Law in the Mid East), 373 (Topic 25), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic: Rule of Law in the Mid East), 341 (Topic 11), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Rule of Law in the Mid East), 358L. Additional 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.

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