AWST-115 FA3
Introduction to the Arab World
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Gurbuz,M 
 
 
MTH     04:05PM 05:20PM  KRWN 202     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
OPEN
002
 
03.00
King,J 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  KRWN 6       08/28/17 12/16/17
 
AWST-225 FA3
Arab Societies
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Omar,S 
 
 
TF      11:20AM 12:35PM  SIS  355     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
OPEN
002
 
03.00
Omar,S 
 
 
TF      12:55PM 02:10PM  KRWN 103     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
AWST-296
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
CANCELLED
001
Arabs and Persians 
03.00
Partovi,P 
 
 
MTH     02:30PM 03:45PM  TBA  TBA     CANCELLED
 
Arabs and Persians (3) Considers the historical relationship between Arabic and Persian speakers since the advent of Islam. The problem of Arab and Persian as ethnic markers is raised and students investigate how the interactions and rivalries of Arabs and Persians have shaped their collective identities down to the present day. Particular attention is given to the central but often distinct roles that Arabs and Persians (and Arabic and Persian) have played in the spread of Islam and Islamicate culture and society. The relationship of Arabs and Persians with Turks, the third major ethnicity resident in the heartland of Islam, is also explored. Meets with HIST-296 001.
AWST-396
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
CLOSED
001
Women & Islam in Middle East 
03.00
Omar,S 
 
 
W       11:20AM 02:10PM  KRWN 101     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
Women and Islam in the Middle East (3) Middle Eastern women are routinely portrayed in the media as oppressed, and Islam is frequently cited as the source of such oppression. This course examines how accurate this depiction of women in the region is and what constitutes oppression if women in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, and Egypt had the right to vote before the female citizens of Switzerland. The course explores such questions through key issues pertaining to women and Islam in the Middle East. Students are exposed to the ways in which religion, culture, history, and social contexts have all contributed to current views and practices in the Middle East. Meets with WGSS-350 001.
(Meets with WGSS 350 001)
OPEN
002
Middle East Sectarianism 
03.00
Gurbuz,M 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  HRST 104     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
Middle East Sectarianism (3) This course introduces the religious and ethnic diversity of the so-called "Islamic World," exploring the social implications of identities such as Sunni or Shia using in-depth case studies from Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria. Students learn not to take religious conflict as a given, but to ask what generates sectarianism in the contemporary Middle East.
CANCELLED
003
Translation and War in Iraq 
01.00
Kelley,E 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA     CANCELLED
SSU 10:00AM 04:00PM TBA TBA CANCELLED
 
Translation and War in Iraq (1) This course is centered around Rajiv Joseph's play Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo. The surreal drama takes place in Iraq in 2003 and features the eponymous tiger, several American soldiers, and their translator. The course stages questions of suffering, the limits of language, and the encounter with the foreign in the context of war. Students read and watch the play alongside scholarly articles by Elliott Colla, Vicente Rafael, and Mona Baker.
AWST-491
Internship in Arab World Stds
Permission: instructor and department chair.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-06.00
Weis,L