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MES | Middle Eastern Studies

Lower-Division Courses

301K. Introduction to the Middle East: Religious, Cultural, and Historical Foundations. Same as History 306K. A survey of the history and civilization of the Middle East from the sixth to the fourteenth century. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 312K and Middle Eastern Studies 301K may not both be counted.

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. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 312L and Middle Eastern Studies 301L may not both be counted.

310. Topics in Middle Eastern Studies. Studies of areas and issues in the Middle East and North Africa. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Introduction to Islam. Same as History 306N (Topic 7: Introduction to Islam), Islamic Studies 310, 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. Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 310, Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic 1), Religious Studies 311 (Topic 3: Introduction to Islam).

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 Center for Global Educational Opportunities. 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.

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Upper-Division Courses

320. Topics in the Ancient Middle East. Analysis of significant social and cultural events that shaped Western culture: domestication, cities, kinship, religion, writing, crafts (pottery, metallurgy), and the wheel. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: 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: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 2: Rome and Jerusalem), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 7: Rome and Jerusalem), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 2), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 24: Rome and Jerusalem). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: The Bible and History. Same as History 372P, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 3: The Bible and History), and Religious Studies 354D. The critical uses of biblical and extrabiblical data in the reconstruction of the history of the biblical period. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 3: The Bible and History), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 1: The Bible and History), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 3), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 14: The Bible and History). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Art. Same as Art History 325. The art of Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Syria, and Persia to the Islamic period. Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

Topic 5: Biblical Archaeology. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 3: Biblical Archaeology) and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.

Topic 6: Fundamentals of Palestinian Archaeology. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 11: Fundamentals of Palestinian Archaeology) and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 6) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 7: History of the Ancient Middle East. Same as History 331F. Introduction to the Middle East from the origins of civilization to the rise of Islam. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 9: Material Culture of Ancient Israel. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 9: Material Culture of Ancient Israel) and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 9) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 10: Art of Ancient Israel and Phoenicia. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 10: Art of Ancient Israel and Phoenicia) and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 10) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 16: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur). The philosophical basis, nature, and historical development of Jewish prayer as it is reflected in the Jewish prayer book, the Siddur. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 1: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 13: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 12), Religious Studies 354 (Topic 1: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur), 361 (Topic 29: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 13: The Dead Sea Scrolls. Same as History 364G (Topic 3: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 4: The Dead Sea Scrolls), and Religious Studies 353D. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic 8: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 4: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 14: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 13), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 31: The Dead Sea Scrolls). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 14: The Qur'an. Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2: The Qur'an) and Religious Studies 325G. The history, language and style, and themes of the Qur'an. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 340 (Topic 3: The Qur'an) and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 14) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 16: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 10: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality) and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 4: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality). Muslim debates on Sufism; the historical development of Sufi beliefs regarding theology, religious laws, expression, and popular social practices. Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic: 24: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality), 372 (Topic: Sufism: History and Doctrines), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 16), 320 (Topic: Sufism: History and Doctrines), Religious Studies 361 (Topic: Sufism: History and Doctrines), 363 (Topic 1: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 17: Introduction to World Literature. Same as English 379N (Topic 4: Introduction to World Literature). A multicultural look at major literary forms and concepts through the reading and analysis of classics of drama, lyric and narrative verse, shorter prose fiction, the essay, literary biography, the novel, and autobiography. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 320 (Topic 1: Introduction to World Literature) and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 17) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

321K. Topics in the Middle East from 600 to 1800. Detailed studies in the civilizations and the cultures of Middle Eastern peoples from the rise of Islam to modern times. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Concepts in Judaic Culture. Same as English 379N (Topic 3: Concepts in Judaic Culture). Only one of the following may be counted: Linguistics 373 (Topic 4: Concepts in Judaic Culture), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 6: Concepts in Judaic Culture), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

Topic 2: History of the Arab World. Same as History 331J. A general survey of the origins and development of Arabic civilization. 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. Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 3) and Religious Studies 361 (Topic 23: History of Iran to 1800) may not both be counted. 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. Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 4) and Religious Studies 361 (Topic 13: Islamic Spain and North Africa to 1492) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 6: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times. Same as History 364G (Topic 2: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 1: 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 is recorded and popularized. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic 6: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 340 (Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 6), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 25: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 7: 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). Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 7) and Religious Studies 361 (Topic 28: Medieval Islam: Faith and History) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 9: Muslim Women: Past and Present I. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 12: Muslim Women: Past and Present I). Survey of the role of women in Islamic societies from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, with a glimpse into modern times. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 26: Muslim Women: Past and Present I) and Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 9) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 10: Muslim Women: Past and Present II. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 13: Muslim Women: Past and Present II). Survey of the role of women in the modern Muslim world, with a glimpse into historical developments within Islamic societies. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 27: Muslim Women: Past and Present II) and Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 10) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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322K. Topics in the Contemporary Middle East. Detailed studies of particular areas or issues in societies and cultures of the modern Middle East and North Africa. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Islam: Its History and Political Dynamics. Same as History 350L (Topic 1: Islam: Its History and Political Dynamics). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Geography of the Middle East. Same as Geography 328. Major elements of physical and social environment in the region extending from Egypt to Afghanistan. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 4: 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: Business in Developing Countries), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 4), 322K (Topic: Business in Developing Countries). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 7: The Politics of Oil. Same as Government 365P. The national and international political complexities of petroleum; relationship of trends in petroleum economics to international political alignments. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 8: Folklore, Gender, and the Middle East. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 11: Folklore, Gender, and the Middle East) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 6: Folklore, Gender, and the Middle East). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 9: Persian Literature, Past and Present. Same as Persian 361 (Topic 2: Persian Literature, Past and Present). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 10: Imperialism and Nationalism in the Middle East. Same as History 331M. An interpretative analysis of European imperialism in the Middle East; the origin and the rise of nationalism in the Arab world, Turkey, Iran, and Israel. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 12: Oriental Carpets: Art as Culture. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 20: Oriental Carpets: Art as Culture). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 10: Oriental Carpets: Art as Culture), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 12), 324K (Topic: Oriental Carpets: Art as Culture).

Topic 13: Social Change in Developing Nations. Overview of changing social structure in the Third World.

Topic 14: Development Communication. Same as Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic 6: Development Communication). Asian Studies 361 (Topic 17: Development Communication) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 14) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing; consent of instructor; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 15: Geography and Religion. Same as Geography 358E and Humanities 350 (Topic 3: Geography and Religion). Ideas about the relationships among the natural world, myth, and ritual; principal focus on Christianity, Islam, and Judaism and their offshoots and antagonists in the Western world. Geography 356T (Topic: Geography and Religion) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 15) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 16: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 1: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts) and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 6: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 12: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 16), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 32: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts), 364 (Topic 1: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 17: Veiling in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14: Veiling in the Muslim World), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2: Veiling in the Muslim World), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5: Veiling in the Muslim World), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11: Veiling in the Muslim World). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 13: Veiling in the Muslim World), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: 17), Religious Studies 363 (Topic 2: Veiling in the Muslim World), Women's Studies 340 (Topic 11: Veiling in the Muslim World). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 18: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 18: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 3: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 7: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions). Adoption of old Persian cultural heritage into Islamic practices, past and present. Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 14: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 18), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 33: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), 364 (Topic 2: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 19: Middle Eastern Magic, Religion, and Folklore. Same as Anthropology 325L (Topic 10: Middle Eastern Magic, Religion, and Folklore) and English 325L (Topic 10: Middle Eastern Magic, Religion, and Folklore). Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 16: Middle Eastern Magic, Religion, and Folklore) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 19) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 20: The Practice of Islam in the United States. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 27: The Practice of Islam in the United States), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 5: The Practice of Islam in the United States), and Religious Studies 346 (Topic 3: The Practice of Islam in the United States). Islam as a religious doctrine and a way of life, and its impact on contemporary American society. Study of Islam from the antebellum era to the present from historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), History 366N (Topic 14: The Practice of Islam in the United States), 366N (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 19: The Practice of Islam in the United States), 372 (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 20), 322K (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), Religious Studies 361 (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 24: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 29: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles) and Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 11: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles). 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: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 25: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles) Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 24), Religious Studies 364 (Topic 7: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 25: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species. Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 25: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 3: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species), and English 379N (Topic 5: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species). Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 2: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 25) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

Topic 26: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing. Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 26: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), English 376L (Topic 9: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing). Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 3: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 26) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

323K. Topics in the Modern Arab World. Aspects of contemporary Arab societies and their cultural heritage. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: 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. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Arab Cinema. Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 17: Arab Cinema) and Middle Eastern Studies 323K (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

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323L. 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. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

324K. Topics in Iran: Culture and Society. Aspects of contemporary Iranian society and culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Iranian Women Writers. Same as Persian 361 (Topic 3: Iranian Women Writers) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 10: Iranian Women Writers). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Iranian Literature in Exile. Same as Persian 361 (Topic 4: Iranian Literature in Exile). Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 2) and Persian 329 (Topic: Iranian Literature in Exile) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction. Same as Persian 361 (Topic 1: Images of the West and Westerners in Persian Fiction). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Iranian Film and Fiction. Same as Persian 361 (Topic 5: Iranian Film and Fiction). Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 4) and 381 (Topic 7: Iranian Film and Fiction) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

325. Topics in Modern Israel. Aspects of contemporary Israeli society and its cultural heritage. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Modern Israel. Same as Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 6: Modern Israel). Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 7: Modern Israel), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 5: Modern Israel), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Israeli Cinema and Television. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 16: Israeli Cinema and Television). Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 6: Israeli Cinema and Television), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 15: Israeli Cinema and Television), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 2), Radio-Television-Film 345 (Topic 2: Israeli Cinema and Television). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

326. Topics in Modern Turkey. Aspects of contemporary Turkish society and its cultural heritage. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Shamanism in Central Asia. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 30: Shamanism in Central Asia); Religious Studies 342 (Topic 1: Shamanism in Central Asia); and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic 3: Shamanism in Central Asia). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 340 (Topic 4: Shamanism in Central Asia), Middle Eastern Studies 326 (Topic 1), Religious Studies 352 (Topic 1: Shamanism in Central Asia), 361 (Topic: Shamanism in Central Asia). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

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 Center for Global Educational Opportunities. 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.

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. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 11: Music Cultures of the Middle East, Past and Present) and Middle Eastern Studies 334C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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