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MES Approved Courses by Semester

The following course listings are tentative. For the most updated version, please see the university class schedule.

Spring 2015  |  Summer 2015  |  Fall 2015 | Spring 2016 | Summer 2016 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017 | Fall 2017

MES Approved Courses List

Classes below are not guaranteed to be offered during the time you spend here at the U, and are subject to change.

Foundational Courses

Course # Meets With Course Title
MID E 1000   Introduction to Middle East (BF)
MID E 1545 HIST 1450 Middle East Civilization: Classical
MID E 1546 HIST 1460 Middle East Civilization: Modern Period (HF)
MID E 2055   Arabic Culture & Civilization (needs pre-approval)
MID E 2056   Jewish Culture & Civilization (needs pre-approval)
MID E 2057   Persian Culture & Civilization (needs pre-approval)
MID E 2058   Turkish Culture & Civilization (needs pre-approval)
MID E 2910   Special Topics (needs pre-approval)
ANTH 2035 MID E 2780 Religiosity in the Middle East & US (HF or BF, DV) (need pre-approval)

Area Studies Electives

Course # Meets With Course Title
ANTH 3125 MID E 3773 Silk Road: Past & Present (BF, IR)
ANTH 3131 MID E 3713 Peoples & Cultures of the Middle East (IR)
ARAB 3200  MID E 3120  Introduction to Arabic Lit in Translation
ARAB 4040  MID E 4104 Advanced Arabic Language Skills
ARAB 4050 MID E 4105 Advanced Arabic Language Skills
ARAB 4090 MID E 4109 Political Thought in Islam (also POLS 5090)
ARAB 4160 MID E 4116 Selected Authors & Genres in Arabic Lit
ARAB 4180 MID E 4118 Selected Authors & Genres in Islamic Tradition
ARAB 4207 MID E 4007 Women's Voices: Egypt & Iran
ARAB 4300 MID E 4130 Introduction to Qur'an & Qur'anic Studies
ARAB 4500 MID E 4150 Islamic Theology & Philosophy
ARAB 4520 MID E 4152 Islamic Mysticism
ARAB 4580 MID E 4158 Major Trends in Modern Islam
ARAB 4710 MID E 4171 Survey of Classical Arabic Literature
ARAB 4720 MID E 4172 Survey of Modern Arabic Literature
ARAB 4880   Special Topics (needs pre-approval)
ARAB 4910   Directed Reading (needs pre-approval)
ARAB 4999   Honors Thesis/Project (needs pre-approval)
GEOG 3650 MID E 3765 Geography of the Middle East (IR)
HEBR 3210 MID E 3210 Introduction to Judaism
HEBR 3600   Intermediate Hebrew Conversation
HEBR 4300 MID E 4230 Contemporary Culture of Jewish/Israeli World
HEBR 4880   Special Topics in Hebrew Studies (needs pre-approval)
HEBR 4900   Special Topics in Jewish Studies (needs pre-approval)
HINDI 4650 PERS 4640 Cultural Exchanges of South Asia & Iran
HIST 3005 MID E 3500 Ancient Empires
HIST 3030 MID E 3530 The Byzantine Empire
HIST 3390 MID E 3539 Mesopotamian Civilizations
HIST 3395 MID E 3595 The Ottoman Empire (also MID E 5595)
HIST 3398 MID E 3545 The History of the Middle East, 1798-1914
HIST 3400 MID E 3540 Mid E Since 1914 (also MID E 5540)
HIST 4005 MID E 4500 Ancient Israel & Palestine
HIST 4400 MID E 4510 Introduction to Islam (IR) (also POLS 4400)
HIST 4410 MID E 4541 Arabian Days: The Islamic Caliphates
HIST 4420 MID E 4542 The Crusades (HF)
HIST 4430 MID E 4543 The Middle East: Nation-States
HIST 4450 MID E 4546 Contemporary Middle East: Crises & Revolutions (IR)
HIST 4490 MID E 4549 Major Issues in Middle Eastern History
MID E 3650 MID E 5650 The Arab Spring
MID E 3770 MID E 5770 North African Women's Lives
MID E 3880   Special Topics
MID E 4107   Model Arab League
MID E 4121    Women & Language in Arab Society
MID E 4520   Introduction to Shi'ism
MID E 4580   Oil in the Middle East
MID E 4635   Contemporary Politics & Society in Iran
MID E 4740   Women's Rights in Middle East & North Africa
MID E 4880   Special Topics
MID E 4960   Undergraduate Research (needs pre-approval)
MID E 4999   Honors Thesis/Project (needs pre-approval)
MID E 5675   Oil & Democracy
PERS 4010 MID E 4301 Advanced Persian Language Skills I
PERS 4020 MID E 4302 Advanced Persian Language Skills II
PERS 4160 MID E 4316 Selected Authors & Genres in Persian Lit
PERS 4207 MID E 4007 Women's Voices: Egypt & Iran
PERS 4208 MID E 4320 Women's Voices: Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan
PERS 4270 MID E 4327 Classical Persian Literature in Translation (HF)
PERS 4280 MID E 4328 Trends in Modern Persian Literature
PERS 4325 MID E 4325 Muslim-Americans in the U.S. (DV)
PERS 4330 MID E 4330 Iranian Film
PERS 4610 MID E 4361 Survey of Early Islamic & Medieval Persian Lit
PERS 4620 MID E 4362 Survey of Early Modern & Modern Persian Lit
PERS 4640 HINDI 4640 Cultural Exchanges of South Asia & Iran
PERS 4880   Special Topics (needs pre-approval)
PERS 4910   Directed Reading (needs pre-approval)
PERS 4999   Honors Thesis/Project (needs pre-approval)
POLS 3420 MID E 3642 Islam & Politics
POLS 3440 MID E 3644 Comparative Politics of the Middle East
POLS 3490 MID E 3649 Religion & Politics in Comparative Perspective
POLS 4400 MID E 4510 Introduction to Islam (IR) (also HIST 4400)
POLS 5080 MID E 4108 Islamic Law (also ARAB 4080)
POLS 5085   Islam & Democracy
POLS 5090 MID E 4109 Political Thought in Islam (ARAB 4090)
POLS 5440 MID E 5644 Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict
POLS 5450 MID E 5645 Political Violence/Terrorism 
POLS 5455   Turkish Politics
POLS 5470 MID E 5647 International Relations of the Middle East
POLS 5960   Special Topics (if a Middle East-related topic)
POLS 5964 MID E 5696 Topics in Middle East Politics
HIST 1450 MID E 1545 Middle East Civilization: Islamic Origins & Empires, 600-1800
HIST 1460 MID E 1546 Middle East Civilization: Modern Period (HF)
MID E 1000   Introduction to Middle East (BF)
MID E 1545 HIST 1450 Middle East Civilization: Classical
MID E 1546 HIST 1460 Middle East Civilization: Modern Period (HF)
MID E 2055   Arabic Culture & Civilization (needs pre-approval)
MID E 2056   Jewish Culture & Civilization (needs pre-approval)
MID E 2057   Persian Culture & Civilization (needs pre-approval)
MID E 2058   Turkish Culture & Civilization (needs pre-approval)
MID E 2910   Special Topics (needs pre-approval)
ANTH 2035 MID E 2780 Religiosity in the Middle East & US (HF or BF, DV)

 

Last Updated: 4/12/17