University of Washington

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES PROGRAM

WINTER COURSE OFFERINGS
1999

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES

(SLN: 6969) SISME 490 A SPECIAL TOPICS (3 Cr) HOLMES-EBER

(SLN: 1234) ANTH 318 A (OFFERED JOINTLY)

T TH 11:30-12:50*SAV 142

People and Cultures of the Islamic Middle East

This course approaches the Middle East and North Africa from an anthropological perspective in order to understand the cultural differences and similarities that bind the west to that region historically, religiously, socially, and politically. The course will examine and challenge commonly held stereotypes through discussion of such topics as the practice and beliefs of Islam, settlement patterns and nomadism, male and female roles, and ethnic identity and conflicts.

The course is intended to provide the student with a general comprehensive background on the peoples and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, while leaving room for students to explore specific topics of interest. Since it is expected that graduate students will have a greater need for independent research on their own topics, requirements are somewhat different for graduates and undergraduates.

Texts: Dale Eickelman, The Middle East: An Anthropological Approach; Clifford Gertz, Islam Observed; Lila Abu Lughod, Veiled Sentiments; Donna Bowen and Evelyn Early, Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East; Michael Gorkin, Days of Honey, Days of Onion: The Story of a Palestinian Family in Israel.

Grading:

    • Class participation and map quiz (all students)10%
    • Midterm (all students)30%
    • Paper and class presentation

Undergraduates 10 pages30%

Graduates 25-30 pages60%

    • Take-home final (undergraduates)30%

SLN: 6970) SISME 490 B SPECIAL TOPICS (Var 3-5 Cr) ANDREWS

(SLN: 5554) NEAR E 596 C (OFFERED JOINTLY)

(SLN: 1898) C LIT 596 C (OFFERED JOINTLY)

W 3:30-5:20*DEN 211

Readings In Ottoman Lit In A Post-Modern World (In English)

Since its inception the Republic of turkey has had a complex and troubled relationship with its Ottoman past. Issues of how that past will be understood and represented permeate all areas of Turkish culture from literature to art, architecture, religion, and political ideology. By examining these areas through the lens of recent critical theory, the course will touch on topics such as cultural identity, history and memory, repression, reaction, and rewriting. Readings will include a wide range of essays and excerpts from the work of theorists as well as Turkish writers. Students will be encouraged to bring their own interests and expertise to bear on the general topic. Fluency in Turkish will not be required.

INDEPENDENT STUDY; SISME 600 A, VAR CR, (SLN: 6971)Arrange

Arrange with Faculty: Register by Department

Pick up form in Thomson 111

MASTERS THESIS; SISME 700 A, VAR CR, (SLN: 6972)Arrange

Arrange with Faculty: Register by Department

Pick up form in Thomson 111

*Room Subject to change

**New Course**
ARCH 498/SIS 490A Geometry and Islamic Architecture (variable credits up to 5)
Mamoun Sakkal
(We don't have SLN or times yet)

Course Description: Islamic architecture has a unique contribution to make to our modern day search for more human-oriented design. This course will explore some of the techniques used in traditional Islamic architecture to create places which are responsive to the spiritual and aesthetic needs of their inhabitants. 

This course will deal with two-dimensional and three-dimensional uses of symmetry, geometry, pattern, and proportion systems. We will also examine specific architectural features such as the use of calligraphy, muqarnas, star ribbed domes, and surface decorations in Islamic buildings. 

Find out about: The culture, art, and architecture of the Middle East and Islamic world. Differences and influences of East/West, modern/traditional forces in architecture. Geometry as a form generating tool in architecture and decoration. Computers role in preserving traditional methods of design and building.

Pursue individual projects in the area of your interest.

ARCHAEOLOGY  

(SLN: 1321) ARCHY 105 AA WORLD PREHISTORY (5 Cr)CLOSE 

Other Sections Available 

MWThF 10:30-11:20*KNE 220 

T 8:30-9:20*DEN 212 

Prehistoric human ancestors from three million years ago: their spread from Africa and Asia into the Americas, survival during ice ages, development of civilizations. Well-known archaeological finds, e.g., Olduvai Gorge; Neanderthals; Jericho; Egyptian pyramids; Mexican temples; Mesa Verde; Ozette, Washington.

ART HISTORY

(SLN: 1458) ART H 351 A EARLY MED & BYZANT (5 Cr)EULENBERG

M W 11:00-12:50*ART 3 

Christian art and architecture of the Roman and Byzantine empires and of western Europe through the eighth century.

HISTORY

(SLN: 4099)HIST 250 A JEWS IN WESTERN CIV (5 Cr)EULENBERG

(SLN: )w/SISJE 250 A OFFERED JOINTLY

MWF 1:30-2:50*THO 125

History of the Jews from late antiquity to the present. Examines the relationship between Jewish communities and the larger societies in which they are found. Offered: jointly with SISJE 250.

(SLN: 4104) HIST 361 A SLAVERY (5 Cr )BACHARACH

MWF 8:00-9:20*EE1 3

Slavery as a universal historical phenomenon lending itself to a comparative analysis is studied in terms of its philosophical justifications, economic importance, and local practices. The following historical periods are surveyed: the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, Islam, Africa, Latin America, and North America.

COMPARATIVE RELIGION

(SLN: 6828) RELIG 210 A; INTRO JUDAISM (5 Cr)SILBERLING

MTWTHF 11:30-12:20*RAI 121

Basic ideas and motifs of Judaism: God, Covenant, Law, Life Cycle (birth, marriage, family life, sexual laws, role of women, death); Cycle of the Year (Sabbath, holidays, festivals); Holy Land, prayer, Messianism.

(SLN: 6829) RELIG 240 A HEBREW BIBLE (5 Cr) NOEGEL

(SLN: 5549) NEAR E 240 A (OFFERED JOINTLY)

TTh 1:30- 3:50*DEN 212

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible in English. Results of modern critical studies on the Bible and the ancient Near East. Concentrates on the meaning of Biblical records in their own time and environment. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 240.

*Room Subject to change

(SLN: 6831) RELIG 420 A EARLY CHURCH (5 Cr) WILLIAMS

T TH 1:30-3:20*THO 202

Early Christian church within the context of the Greco-Roman sociopolitical, philosophical, and religious environment. Covers the period from about AD 100 to 300. Christian thinkers and documents studied include both the classical "orthodox" and the "heretical." Recommended: HIST 307, RELIG 220, or RELIG 324.

(SLN: 6833) RELIG 490 B; SPECIAL TOPICS (Var Cr 3-5)WHEELER, B

(SLN: 5553) NEAR E 496 B SPECIAL STUDIES (OFFERED JOINTLY)

MWF 10:30-11:20*DEN 213

"ARAB PEOPLES OF THE BIBLE & THE QURAN" (IN ENGLISH)

*Room Subject to change

POLITICAL SCIENCE

(SLN: 6442) POL S 331 A MID EAST N AFRICA (5 Cr)GOLDBERG

MWF 12:00-1:20*MEB 238

*Room Subject to change

NEAR EASTERN COURSES IN ENGLISH

(for Information Call Near East Dept. - 543-6033)

(SLN: 5549) NEAR E 240 A HEBREW BIBLE (5 Cr) NOEGEL

(SLN: 6829) w/RELIG 240 A (OFFERED JOINTLY)

TTh 1:30-3:50*DEN 212

"Old Testament"

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible in English. Results of modern critical studies on the Bible and the ancient Near East. Concentrates on the meaning of Biblical records in their own time and environment. Offered: jointly with RELIG 240.

(SLN: 5550) NEAR E 403 A MODERN ARABIC NOVEL (3 Cr) DEYOUNG

MW 1:30-2:50*DEN 217

Examines how representative novels from the modern canon in Arabic have both endorsed and critiqued aspects of nationalism and colonialist ideology. Recommended: NEAR E 210.

(SLN: 5552) NEAR E 496 A; SPECIAL STUDIES (3 Cr)CIRTAUTAS

(SLN: 5558) w/NEAR E 596 AKAZAKH-KIRGHIZ STUDIES

By Arrangement

Reading of selected texts in modern literary Kazakh, with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax and oral practice. Prerequisite: 317 or equivalent

(SLN: 5553) NEAR E 496 B SPECIAL STUDIES (Var Cr 3-5)WHEELER, B

(SLN: 5559) w/NEAR E 596 B "ARAB PEOPLES OF THE BIBLE & THE QURAN"; IN ENGLISH

M W F 10:30-11:20*DEN 213

*Room Subject to change

(SLN: 5554) NEAR E 496 C SPECIAL STUDIES (Var Cr 3-5)ANDREWS

(SLN: 6970)w/SISME 490 B "READINGS IN OTTOMAN LIT IN A POST-MODERN WORLD

W 3:30-5:20DEN 211

See SISME 490 B for course description

(SLN: 5555) NEAR E 496 D SPECIAL STUDIES (5 Cr)DEYOUNG

(SLN: 6970)w/NEAR E 596 D "CRUSADERS IN A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE" ; In English

MTWThF 11:30-12:20DEN 216

(SLN: 5556) NEAR E 496 E SPECIAL STUDIES (Var Cr 3-5) KARIMI-HAKKA/CIRTAUTAS

(SLN: 5562)w/NEAR E 596 E "COMPARATIVE ISLAMIC STUDIES"

ENTRY CODE REQUIRED

W 1:30-4:20

**** NEW COURSE ****

Autumn, Winter, Spring 1998-99
A GRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR
HUM 596 D HUMANITIES RESEARCH SEMINAR
NEAR E 496 B/NEAR E 596 B/ (OFFERED JOINTLY)
SPECIAL STUDIES: COMPARATIVE
ISLAMIC STUDIES
(SLN: 9202/9203), 5 Credits
Course Description: Faculty & students from more than a dozen departments and programs will be meeting in a year-long seminar focused on the extraordinary resources for the comparative study of Islam at the UW. Throughout the year, the seminar will host guest lectures from prominent international scholars from across North America and the Middle East to Africa and Southeast Asia.

The seminar is open to graduate students and select undergraduates in all disciplines. Students are not required to take all three quarters, nor is any quarter prerequisite for another. Each quarter, a small team of faculty supervises student progress, though more than two dozen UW faculty members are involved in the Comparative Islamic Studies program.

Each of the three quarters has a different focus. The Fall Quarter seminar is a "pro-seminar" designed to expose students to a variety of approaches and resources available for the comparative study of Islam. Each week, a different faculty member will introduce students to diverse disciplinary fields, information and funding resources, and other research strategies in the field.

Interested graduate students should contact Professor Brannon Wheeler at wheelerb@u.washington.edu or NELC at 543-6033

Fall Term Supervising Faculty: Professors Brannon Wheeler and Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

Wednesdays 1:30-4:30 Lewis Annex 1 - Room 110 (directly behind Lewis Hall)

(SLN: )

NEAR E 490 A

Var Credit (1-6)

Arrange With Faculty

 

SUPERVISED STUDY

Denny 229

(SLN: )

NEAR E 499 A

Var Credit (-6)

Arrange With Faculty

 

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH

Denny 229

(SLN: )

NEAR E 600 A

Var Credit (1-10)

Arrange With Faculty

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY/RESEARCH

GRADS ONLY

Denny 229

*Room Subject to change

 

NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGE COURSES

 

(For Information Call Near East Dept. - 543-6033)

ARAB

SLN #

Course # & Description

Instructor

Credits

Days/

Times

*Room

1269

ARAB 412 AA

ELEM ARABIC

YAQUB

SOUAIAIA

5

TTh 9:30- 10:20

M W F 12:30-1:20

MLR 301

DEN 205

1270

ARAB 412 AB

ELEM ARABIC

YAQUB

SOUAIAIA

5

TTh 9:30- 10:20

M W F 9:30- 10:20

MLR 301

DEN 313

1271

 

ARAB 412 AC

ELEM ARABIC

YAQUB

ELOSTAZ

5

TTh 9:30- 10:20

M W F 9:30- 10:20

MLR 301

DEN 217

1272

 

ARAB 422 A

INTERM ARABIC

HIRSH

5

MTWThF 11:30- 12:20

DEN 213

1273

ARAB 432 A

ADV ARABIC

YAQUB

3

TTh 1:30- 2:50

DEN 205

*Room Subject to change

 

ARAB 490 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

SUPERVISED STUDY

1-6

Denny 229

 

ARAB 499 A

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH

1-6

Denny 229

 

ARAB 600 A

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH

1-10

Denny 229

HEBREW

SLN #

Course # & Description

Instructor

Credits

Days/

Times

*Room

4068

HEBR 332 A

NOEGEL

3

TTh 10:30-11:50

DEN 312

 

Elem Biblical Hebr

     

4069

HEBR 412 A

GANZARSKI

5

MTWThF 9:30-10:20

DEN 310

 

Elem Mod Hebr

     

4070

HEBR 412 B

SHIHADE

5

MTWThF 1:30- 2:20

DEN 310

 

Elem Modern Hebr

     

4071

HEBR 422 A

SOKOLOFF

5

MTWThF 10:30- 11:20

DEN 205

 

Intermed Mod Hebr

     

4072

HEBR 451 A

SOKOLOFF

3

MW 1:30- 2:50

DEN 302

 

Intro To Hebr Lit

     

4073

HEBR 453 A

GAMORAN

3

MWF 10:30- 11:20

THO 235

 

(w/SISJE 490 A)

     
 

Intro To Hebr Lit - TALMUD Taught in English & Hebrew

     
 

Add Code Required; Students must also reg for 2 cr of HEBR 490

4074

HEBR 490 A

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

SUPERVISED STUDY

1-6

Denny 229

4075

HEBR 499 A

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH

1-6

Denny 229

4076

HEBR 600 A

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH

1-10

Denny 229

PERSIAN

SLN #

Course # & Description

Instructor

Credits

Days/

Times

*Room

6522

PRSAN 412 A

ELEM PERSIAN

KARIMI/BARLAS

5

MTWThF 9:30-10:20

DEN 213

 

PRSAN 422 A

KARIMI/BARLAS

5

MTWThF 10:30-11:20

PAR 313

 

INTERM PERSIAN

6524

PRSAN 490 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

SUPERVISED STUDY

1-6

Denny 229

6525

PRSAN 499 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH

1-6

Denny 229

6526

PRSAN 600 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH

1-10

Denny 229

TURKIC

SLN #

Course # & Description

Instructor

Credits

Days/

Times

*Room

7547

TKIC 412 A

ELEM UZBEK

CIRTAUTAS

5

MTWThF 8:30-9:20

SAV 326

7548

TKIC 422 A

INTERM UZBEK

CIRTAUTAS

3

ARRANGE

DEN

7549

TKIC 490 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

SUPERVISED STUDY

1-6

Denny 229

         

7550

TKIC 499 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH

1-6

Denny 229

         

7551

TKIC 600 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange With Faculty

 

INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH

1-10

Denny 229

TURKIC

SLN #

Course # & Description

Instructor

Credits

Days/

Times

*Room

7552

TKISH 412 A

ELEM TURKISH

ARIK

5

MTWThF 1:30-2:20

DEN 312

7553

TKISH 422 A

INTERM TURKISH

ARIK

5

MTWThF 10:30-11:20

PAR 322

7554

TKISH 490 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange wITH fACULTY

 

SUPERVISED STUDY

1-6

Denny 229

7555

TKISH 499 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange wITH fACULTY

 

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH

1-6

Denny 229

7556

TKISH 600 A

 

Var Cr

Arrange wITH fACULTY

 

INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH

1-10

Denny 229

*Room Subject to change

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The Middle East Center
University of Washington
225 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-4227 phone
(206) 685-0668 fax
mecuw@u.washington.edu

Ellis Goldberg, Director
goldberg@uw.edu

Felicia Hecker, Associate Director
fhecker@uw.edu