Course Listing Arabic Studies

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43.393 History of the Middle East and Islamic World Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5331
Status Active

This course examines the history of the Middle East and the Islamic World from the time of Muhammad to the present. It provides an introduction to the history of this often turbulent region. It exposes students to the processes and patterns that have shaped the history of the Islamic World. The course examines the historical roots of the many challenges that the region faces today.

45.350 World Philosophies Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5552
Status Active

This course will fuse the historical and the thematic approaches in order to undertake a comparative examination of the relations of the great philosophical traditions (Chinese, Indian, Western, Islamic, and Japanese) to the perennial issues of philosophy. The main focus will be the continuing vitality and heuristic fertility of these traditions and their ability to define how human

46.368 Middle Eastern Politics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5654
Status Active

Utilizes an appreciation of Middle Eastern attitudes and values in developing insight into the tensions within the Middle East and between the Middle East and the western world.

46.402 Women in Islam Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5674
Status Active

Focusing upon one of the most important topics in Islam, this course will go beyond conventional stereotypes and explore woman's many and varied roles within Islamic cultures and societies.

46.406 The Politics of Identity in the Middle East Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5676
Status Active

The course will examine the ethnic, political, religious and social changes in the modern Middle East. The course will start with an introduction to the diverse identities all over the Middle East and then it will comparatively examine a number of those identities.

53.115 Arabic 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6042
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.116 Arabic 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6043
Status Active

This course is for students who have completed 53.115 Arabic 1 and Culture. Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.115 Arabic 1 and Culture.

53.215 Arabic 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6057
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 117, 118 and 215, 217 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.116 Arabic 2 and Culture.

53.216 Arabic 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32067
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.215 Arabic 3 and Culture.

59.315 Islamic Culture and Contemporary Society Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6292
Status Active

This course examines the relationship between Islam, politics and culture in the contemporary Muslim world. This course will introduce students to the emergence and spread of Islam and the place the 'Muslim brotherhood' holds in the imagination of many Muslims. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the social, political and cultural complexity of the Muslim world. We will cover such regions as the Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia as well as various places in the 'western' world. Topics will include the rise of political Islam, the various cultural expressions of Muslims, and the variation and divergences across Muslim cultures. **This course could be taken by students from a variety of departments/majors: Islamic Studies, Political Science, History, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies,a nd Liberal Arts