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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Middle Eastern Studies

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Graduate Courses

The following courses are offered by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Courses in Middle Eastern languages are offered by the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Middle Eastern Studies: MES

380. International Business Fellows Seminar.
Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 6: International Business Fellows Seminar); Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8: International Business Fellows Seminar); and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380. Multidisciplinary seminar for students in area studies, business administration, law, and public policy. The faculty includes both academics and business leaders. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380S (Topic 2: International Business Fellows Seminar), International Business 395 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Middle Eastern Studies 380, 381 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Post-Soviet and East European Studies 380. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381. Seminar in Middle Eastern Civilizations and Cultures.
Advanced studies of various aspects of the civilizations and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 5: The Satanic Verses.
Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 395 (Topic 5: The Satanic Verses). Asian Studies 380T (Topic 65: The Satanic Verses) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.

Topic 7: Iranian Film and Fiction.
Same as Persian 384C (Topic 10: Iranian Film and Fiction). Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 4: Iranian Film and Fiction) and 381 (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in Persian and consent of instructor.

Topic 10: Islamic Historiography.

Topic 11: Regional Geography of the Middle East and North Africa.
Same as Geography 385 (Topic 5: The Middle East and North Africa).

Topic 12: European Imperialism: British Empire.
Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 3: European Imperialism: British Empire) and History 380L (Topic 1: European Imperialism: British Empire). Study of the British Empire in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Asian Studies 380T (Topic 25: European Imperialism: British Empire) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 12) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 13: Language and Culture in Arabic-Speaking Communities.

Topic 16: Ethnography and Literature: Perspectives on the Middle East.

Topic 18: Ottoman Egypt and Syria, 1516-1918.
Same as History 388K (Topic 1: Ottoman Egypt and Syria, 1516-1918).

Topic 20: Shamanism in Central Asia.

Topic 22: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 4: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 26: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia.
Same as Linguistics 396 (Topic 4: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia), and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 395 (Topic 3: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 28: Iranian Literature in Exile.
Same as Persian 384C (Topic 8: Iranian Literature in Exile). Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 28) and Persian 380 (Topic 8: Iranian Literature in Exile) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Three semester hours of upper-division Persian and consent of instructor.

Topic 29: Environment and Development in the Middle East.
Same as Geography 383C (Topic 2: Environment and Development in the Middle East).

Topic 30: Language and Politics in Language Planning.
Same as Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 7: Language and Politics in Language Planning), Linguistics 396 (Topic 5: Language and Politics in Language Planning), and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 395 (Topic 4: Language and Politics in Language Planning). Hebrew 380 (Topic 8: Language and Politics in Language Planning) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 30) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 31: Mapping the Middle East.
Same as Geography 381C. Ways in which the Middle East is and has been represented cartographically. Cartographic representations of the region during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; the nature and evolution of a distinctive Islamic cartographic tradition; the role and use of maps during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries both in the extension of colonialism and in the creation of modern states; and the contemporary use, applications, and implications of geographic information systems in organizing and representing data spatially. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 32: The Jordan River Basin after the Peace Agreements.
Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 33: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice.
Same as Linguistics 393 (Topic 5: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 391 (Topic 1: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 34: Development Communication.
Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 2: Development Communication) and Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 17: Development Communication). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic 58: Development Communication), 380T (Topic: National Development and Social Change), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic: National Development and Social Change), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 34), 381 (Topic: National Development and Social Change), Radio-Television-Film 387D (Topic: Development Communication), 387D (Topic: National Development and Social Change). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 35: Women in Islamic Societies.
Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 7: Women in Islamic Societies) and History 382N (Topic 2: Women in Islamic Societies). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Women in Islamic Societies), History 388K (Topic: Women in Islamic Societies), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 35).

Topic 36: Business in Emerging Markets.
Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 21: Business in Emerging Markets). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 381 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 36), 381 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries).

Topic 37: Intellectual History of Indo-Iranian Islam.
Same as Asian Studies 390 (Topic 6: Intellectual History of Indo-Iranian Islam) and History 388K (Topic 2: Intellectual History of Indo-Iranian Islam). Asian Studies 380T (Topic 51: Intellectual History of Indo-Iranian Islam) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 37) may not both be counted.

382. Conference Course.
Individual research on various aspects, periods, civilizations, and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Middle Eastern studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Middle Eastern Studies 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Middle Eastern studies and consent of the graduate adviser.


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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