UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



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
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; 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 that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

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

Arabic: ARA

380C. Topics in Arabic Language.
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 1: Arabic Readings and Grammar I.
Arabic 380C (Topic 1) and 380K (Topic 1: Arabic Readings and Grammar I) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Arabic 412L or the equivalent.

Topic 2: Arabic Readings and Grammar II.
Arabic 380C (Topic 2) and 380K (Topic 2: Arabic Readings and Grammar II) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Arabic 380C (Topic 1: Arabic Readings and Grammar I) or the equivalent.

Topic 3: Advanced Readings in Arabic I.
Arabic 380C (Topic 3) and 380K (Topic: Advanced Readings in Arabic I) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Arabic 380C (Topic 2: Arabic Readings and Grammar II) or the equivalent.

Topic 4: Advanced Readings in Arabic II.
Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 380C (Topic 4), 380K (Topic 2: Arabic Readings and Grammar II), 380K (Topic 4: Advanced Readings in Arabic II). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 380C (Topic 3: Advanced Readings in Arabic I) or the equivalent.

Topic 5: Levantine Arabic I.
Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 380C (Topic 5), 380K (Topic 5: Levantine Arabic I), 380K (Topic: Spoken Levantine Arabic). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 412L or the equivalent and consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Levantine Arabic II.
Arabic 380C (Topic 6) and 380K (Topic 6: Levantine Arabic II) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Arabic 380C (Topic 5: Levantine Arabic I).

Topic 7: Reading Islamic Texts in Arabic.
Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 380C (Topic 7), 380K (Topic 12: Readings in Islamic Texts in Arabic), 380K (Topic: Readings in Arabic Islamic Texts). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 320L, and 382 (Topic 2: Grammar of the Arabic Language) or 382 (Topic 5: The Qur'an: A Linguistic Analysis).

382C. Topics in Arabic Linguistics and Philology.
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 1: Arabic Language: Sociolinguistic Perspective.
Same as Linguistics 396 (Topic 6: Arabic Language: Sociolinguistic Perspective). Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 380K (Topic: Arabic Language: Sociolinguistic Perspective), 380K (Topic: Arabic Sociolinguistics), 382C (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 380C (Topic 2: Arabic Readings and Grammar II) or the equivalent.

Topic 2: Grammar of the Arabic Language.
Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 380K (Topic 8: Grammar of the Arabic Language), 380K (Topic 19: Structure of Arabic), 382C (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 412L and consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Arab Grammarians.
Arabic 380K (Topic: Arab Grammarians) and 382C (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Arabic 380C (Topic 2: Arabic Readings and Grammar II) or the equivalent.

Topic 4: History of the Arabic Language.
Arabic 380K (Topic: History of the Arabic Language) and 382C (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Arabic 380C (Topic 2: Arabic Readings and Grammar II) or the equivalent.

Topic 5: The Qur'an: A Linguistic Analysis.
Arabic 380K (Topic: The Qur'an: A Linguistic Analysis) and 382C (Topic 5) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Arabic 380C (Topic 2: Arabic Readings and Grammar II) or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

383C. Topics in Arabic Language Teaching, Pedagogy, and Applied Linguistics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Arabic 412L or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.

384C. Topics in Arabic Literature.
For a list of courses offered under this course number, consult each semester's Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Arabic 380K and 384C may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Arabic 320L or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.

387. Topics in Arab Culture.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Arabic 320L or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.

388. Research Methods and Bibliography in Arabic Studies.
Arabic classical and modern sources on a variety of subjects, as well as modern scholarship in Arabic studies both in the West and in the Arab world. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Arabic 412L or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.

389. Conference Course in Arabic Studies.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in Arabic studies. 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 letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Arabic studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Arabic 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 letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Arabic studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Arabic 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Hebrew: HEB

380C. Topics in Hebrew and Related Semitic Languages.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Hebrew 380 and 380C may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Advanced Readings in Modern Hebrew.

Topic 3: Dead Sea Scrolls: Language and Literature.

Topic 4: Biblical Aramaic.

Topic 5: Mishnaic Hebrew/Talmud Aramaic.

Topic 7: Biblical Hebrew: Book of Job.

382C. Topics in Hebrew Linguistics and Philology and Related Semitics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Biblical Hebrew Grammar.
Hebrew 380 (Topic 6: Biblical Hebrew Grammar) and 382C (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

384C. Topics in Hebrew Literature.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Hebrew 384 and 384C may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Contemporary Israeli Fiction.

389. Conference Course in Hebrew Studies.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in Hebrew studies. 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 letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Hebrew studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Hebrew 698A.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Hebrew 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures: MEL

389. Conference Course in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in Middle Eastern languages and cultures. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

390. Topics in Islamic Studies.
For a list of courses offered under this course number, consult each semester's Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

391. Topics in Middle Eastern Languages.
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 1: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice.
Same as Linguistics 393 (Topic 5: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 33: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

392. Topics in Judaic Studies.
For a list of courses offered under this course number, consult each semester's Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Civilization of Ancient Israel.

395. Topics in Middle Eastern Cultures.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Some topics also require consent of instructor; these are identified in the Course Schedule.

Topic 3: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia.
Same as Linguistics 396 (Topic 4: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 26: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia).

Topic 4: 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 Studies 381 (Topic 30: Language and Politics in Language Planning). Hebrew 380 (Topic 8: Language and Politics in Language Planning) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 395 (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

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

Topic 6: History of the Hebrew Language.
Hebrew 380 (Topic 1: History of the Hebrew Language) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 395 (Topic 6) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.
Teaching under the close supervision of a faculty member; weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultation, and reports throughout the teaching period. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

Persian: PRS

380C. Topics in Persian Language.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division Persian or consent of instructor.

382C. Topics in Persian Linguistics and Philology.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Persian studies.

384C. Topics in Persian Literature.
Study of various aspects and periods of Persian language and literature. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Persian 380 and 384C may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, three semester hours of upper-division Persian, and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Ferdowsi's Shahnameh.
Only one of the following may be counted: Persian 380 (Topic 1: Ferdowsi's Shahnameh), 380 (Topic: Ferdowsi and the Persian Epic Tradition), 384C (Topic 1).

Topic 2: Sa'di's Golestan.
Persian 380 (Topic 2: Sa'di's Golestan) and 384C may not both be counted.

Topic 3: Hafez and Classical Persian Lyric Poetry.
Persian 380 (Topic 3: Hafez and Classical Persian Lyric Poetry) and 384C (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: Sadeq Hedayat and Twentieth-Century Persian Prose Fiction.
Persian 380 (Topic 4: Sadeq Hedayat and Twentieth-Century Persian Prose Fiction) and 384C (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

Topic 5: Forugh Farrokhzad and Modernist Persian Poetry.
Persian 380 (Topic 5: Forugh Farrokhzad and Modernist Persian Poetry) and 384C (Topic 5) may not both be counted.

Topic 6: Iranian Women Writers.
Persian 380 (Topic 6: Iranian Women Writers) and 384C (Topic 6) may not both be counted.

Topic 7: Persian Prose Nonfiction, Past and Present.
Persian 380 (Topic 7: Persian Prose Nonfiction, Past and Present) and 384C (Topic 7) may not both be counted.

Topic 8: Iranian Literature in Exile.
Same as Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 28: Iranian Literature in Exile). Persian 380 (Topic 8: Iranian Literature in Exile) and 384C (Topic 8) may not both be counted.

Topic 9: Iranian Drama.
Persian 380 (Topic 10: Iranian Drama) and 384C (Topic 9) may not both be counted.

388. Research Methods and Bibliography in Persian Studies.
Persian 380 (Topic 9: Research Methods and Bibliography) and 388 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Persian studies.

389. Conference Course in Persian Studies.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in Persian studies. 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 letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Persian studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Persian 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 letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Persian studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Persian 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Turkish: TUR

380. Topics in Turkish Language and Literature.
Study of various aspects or eras of Turkish language and literature. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Turkish 412L or the equivalent.

389. Conference Course in Turkish Studies.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in Turkish studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.



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