WINTER QUARTER COURSE OFFERINGS 2000


MIDDLE EAST STUDIES

SLN: 6941
SISME 490 A SPECIAL TOPICS (3 Cr) HOLMES-EBER
w/ANTH 469 C (SLN: 1269)
JUNIORS,SENIORS,GRADS ONLY
TTh 11:30-12:50 PAR 112
GENDER AND FAMILY IN MIDDLE EAST
As an upper level seminar, this class will emphasize learning through comparison and discussion of a variety of readings. Topics examined will include gender and Islam, women and the family in Middle Eastern history; gender identity, space and veiling; family structure and kinship; and contemporary issues such as family law and the legal status of women, women and work, and women’s health. Students will explore the complexity of each topic through four 5-7 page response papers. Due to the need for more in-depth advanced work, graduate students will also research and present to the class a 10-15 page paper on a topic of their choice.

SLN: 6942 SISME 600 INDEPENDENT STUDY (Var Cr) TO BE ARRANGED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. THO 111

SLN: 6943
SISME 700 MASTERS THESIS (Var Cr) TO BE ARRANGED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. THO 111

ANTHROPOLOGY

SLN: 1269
ANTH 469 SPEC STUDIES ANTH (3 Cr) HOLMES-EBER
OFFERED JOINTLY WITH SISME 490 A
JUNIORS,SENIORS,GRADS ONLY
TTh 11:30-12:50 PAR 112
GENDER AND FAMILY IN MIDDLE EAST (SEE SISME 490 A for Course Description)

ARCHEOLOGY

SLN: 1341
ARCHY 105 AA WORLD PREHISTORY (5 Cr) CLOSE
Other Sections available
MWThF 10:30-11:20 SMI 120
T 8:30-9:20 DEN 206
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: 1453
ART H 202 AA WEST ART MED & REN (5 Credits) KARTSONIS
Other Sections available
MWF 1:30-2:20 KNE 120
TTh 10:30-11:20 ART 003
ART H 202 Survey of Western Art-Medieval and Renaissance. The arts of the Byzantine Empire, Islam, and Western Christendom through 1520 AD

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

SLN: 1932
C LIT 596 U Special Studies (5 Credits) Aravamudan
OFFERED JOINTLY WITH ENGL 525 U (SLN: 3328 )
ADD CODE - PDL A105
MW 7:00-8:50 p THO 217
Comparative Orientalisms
In this course we will study eighteenth-century literary orientalism. While orientalism has deservedly received much bad press as an unreliable discourse of representation since Edward Said's Orientalism (1978), the last two decades of ideology critique have perhaps flattened appreciations of the discourse's versatility. The publication of Antoine Galland's translation of The One Thousand and One Nights (1704-17) marks an important eighteenth-century departure for what Tzvetan Todorov has called "apsychological literature." The bulk of the course will focus on some of the brilliant applications of orientalism to political satire (Montesquieu's Lettres persanes and Hawkesworth's Almoran and Hamet); to alternative imaginations of sexuality (Crebillon's Le Sopha, Diderot's Les bijoux indiscrets, and Beckford's Vathek); to moral thought (Voltaire's Zadig, Johnson's Rasselas, and Sheridan's History of Nourjahad); to anthropology (sections from Lafitau's Moeurs des sauvages americains); and to representations of women (Montagu's Turkish Letters, Graffigny's Lettres d'une peruvienne and Haywood's Adventures of Eovaai). To accommodate a variety of students all French texts will be read in English translation.

COMPARATIVE RELIGION

SLN: 6796
RELIG 211 AA ISLAM (5 Credits) WHEELER
OFFERED JOINTLY WITH NEAR E 211 AA
Other sessions available
MF 1:30-2:50 PAR 108 (SEE NEAR E 211 AA for Course Description)
W 10:30-11:20 DEN 217

SLN: 6800
RELIG 240 A HEBREW BIBLE (5 Credits) NOEGEL
OFFERED JOINTLY WITH NEAR E 240 A
"OLD TESTAMENT"
TTh 1:30-3:50 SAV 249 (SEE NEAR E 240 for Course Description)

SLN: 6802
RELIG 322 A GOSPELS (5 Credits) WILLIAMS
MW 1:30-3:20 JHN 123
Gospel material from early Christianity, including both canonical and noncanonical gospels, Relation of gospels to analogous literature from the Hellenistic-Roman period. Recommended: 220 or ENGL 310.

ENGLISH

SLN: 3328
ENGL 525 U Comparative Orientalisms (5 Credits) Aravamudan
OFFERED JOINTLY WITH C LIT 596 U (SLN: 1932)
ADD CODE - PDL A105
MW 7:00-8:50 p THO 217 (SEE C LIT 596 U for Course Description)
In this course we will study eighteenth-century literary orientalism. While orientalism has deservedly received much bad press as an unreliable discourse of representation since Edward Said's Orientalism (1978), the last two decades of ideology critique have perhaps flattened appreciations of the discourse's versatility. The publication of Antoine Galland's translation of The One Thousand and One Nights (1704-17) marks an important eighteenth-century departure for what Tzvetan Todorov has called "apsychological literature." The bulk of the course will focus on some of the brilliant applications of orientalism to political satire (Montesquieu's Lettres persanes and Hawkesworth's Almoran and Hamet); to alternative imaginations of sexuality (Crebillon's Le Sopha, Diderot's Les bijoux indiscrets, and Beckford's Vathek); to moral thought (Voltaire's Zadig, Johnson's Rasselas, and Sheridan's History of Nourjahad); to anthropology (sections from Lafitau's Moeurs des sauvages americains); and to representations of women (Montagu's Turkish Letters, Graffigny's Lettres d'une peruvienne and Haywood's Adventures of Eovaai). To accommodate a variety of students all French texts will be read in English translation.

GEOGRAPHY

SLN: 3837
GEOG 495 SPECIAL TOPICS (5 Cr) ENGELMANN
OFFERED JOINTLY WITH SISRE 490 A
TTh 2:30-4:20 THO 325
“GEOGRAPHY OF CENTRAL ASIA”
Examines the human and physical landscape of Siberia at various scales. Discusses economic and cultural transformation of Siberia from a historical geographic perspective, with a particular focus on changes in indigenous communities. Examines spatial effect of settlement patterns and economic development in terms of ethnic composition, primary and secondary economic activities, and environmental degradation. Explores the changing patterns of international ties and regional economic integration in the post-Soviet period. Recommended: GEOG333.

HISTORY

SLN: 4028
HIST 498 J COLLOQUIUM IN HIST (3-5 Credits) BACHARACH
MEETS WRITING COURSE REQUIREMENT
EC SMI 318
W 1:30-3:20 PAR 108
Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office. Class Description This course will consist of two parts. The first will be a series of discussions around assigned readings dealing with a comparative approach to the study of slavery and the types of information which may be extracted from some sources. The second part of the course will involve peer evaluations of student papers. Required Reading Orlando Patterson, Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study, Elie Wiesel, Night. Grading Percentages Peer Evaluations 25% Term Paper 75%

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

 

SLN: 6887
SIS 365 A WORLD CITIES (5 Credits) KASABA
TTh 130-320 SAV 315
World Cities
Factors that have propelled New York, London, and Tokyo into key positions in the organization of the late twentieth century international system. Asks historical and comparative questions and discusses the reasons behind the diminished position of cities such as Venice, Vienna, and Istanbul in that system. Changing role of cities in the international system. Factors that have propelled cities like New York, London and Tokyo into key positions in the organization of the late-twentieth century international system. Similarities and differences among these cities and between these and cities that played similar roles in previous centuries. The impact of information-based, city-centered world on nation states and political sovereignty.

JEWISH STUDIES

SLN: 6936
SISJE 490 A SPECIAL TOPICS GAMORAN
OFFERED JOINTLY WITH HEBR 453 A
MWF 1030-1120 SMI 107
INTRO TO TALMUD
The Talmud, the compendium of law composed during the first six centuries of the common era, is a storehouse of Jewish thought and practice. This course will explore (IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION) the Talmud'’ laws about employers and employees, the responsibilities of each and what recourse each had when it believed that the other had acted unfairly. We will investigate how the Talmud was created and edited and what are its main characteristics of logic and argumentation. The course will aim to familiarize the students with the Talmud as a literary form while at the same time demonstrating that many of the issues of business and ethics that occupied the sages centureis ago are relevant still today.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

SLN: 6407
POL S 331 YA MID EAST N AFRICA (5 Credits) BURROWES
MW 6:00-8:20p SAV 311
An introduction to the domestic politics of the states of the Middle East, i.e., the 17 Arab states, Israel, Turkey, and Iran. Is there a Middle East regional variant of the politics of nation-state building and of the politics of socioeconomic development in the 20th Century? How have inter-Arab politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Cold War and the politics of oil affected the domestic politics of these states? What major changes/transformations, if any, have taken place over the past few decades, and what are the prospects for the future? For example, What have been the effects of Pan-Arabism and the politics of Arab unification? What have been (and might be) the effects of the revival of political Islam and calls for democratization and market-driven economics? No prerequisites. This course is suitable for non-majors. Texts. Ismael and Ismael, Politics and Government in the Middle East and North Africa, and Bill and Springborg, Politics in the Middle East.

NEAR EASTERN COURSES IN ENGLISH
(for Information Call Near East Dept. 206-543-6033

SLN: 5526
NEAR E 211 AA ISLAM (5 Credits) WHEELER
OFFERED JOINTLY WITH RELIG 211 AA
Other sessions available
MF 1:30-2:50 PAR 108
W 10:30-11:20 DEN 217
Religious and cultural milieu of Arabia before Muhammad. Muhammad’s call and struggle to establish the new faith. Quranic content and style; Western and Muslim scholarship and the Quran; place of traditions in the Islamic edifice; Muslim political and religious thought; sources of Muslim religious law; and modern Muslim movements.

SLN: 5530
NEAR E 240 A HEBREW BIBLE (5 Credits) NOEGEL
OFFERED JOINTLY WITH RELIG 240 A
TTh 1:30-3:50 SAV 249
"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 A.

SLN: 4431
NEAR E 402 CLAS ARAB LIT TRANS (3 Credits) DEYOUNG

MW 130-250 DEN 310
Examines development of Arabic literature from its beginnings through the fall of the Abbasid dynasty to the Mongols. Coincides with period when Arabic language and literature were dominant forces in Islamic civilization. Topics include: impact of Islam on the literature, courtly love, mystical poetry, the Thousand-and-One Nights, and Hispano-Arabic literature.

SLN: 5533
NEAR E 496 SPECIAL STUDIES (3 Credits) CIRTAUTAS
w/NEAR E 596 A (SLN: 5537) GRADS ONLY
TO BE ARRANGED
“KAZAKH-KIRGHIZ STUDIES"
Reading of selected texts in modern literary Kazakh, with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax and oral practice. Prerequisite: 317 or equivalent

SLN: 5534
NEAR E 496 B KURU
w/NEAR E 596 B (SLN: 5538) GRADS ONLY
TTh 1:30-2:50 SMI 115
"MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION"
Modern Turkish literature of the Republican era studied through a representative sample of translated short stories and novels. The history of Turkish literature will be delineated while the position of a literature in a foreign language is being investigated.

SLN: 5535
NEAR E 496 C (5 Credits) WHEELER
w/NEAR E 596 C (SLN: 5539) GRADS ONLY
W 1:30-4:20 DEN 206
"LEGENDS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT"
Examines themes in many recensions of the so-called Alexander Romance of Pseudo-Callisthenes Alexander stories, with special attention to: French, Arabic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, Persian, Latin, German, and Syriac editions. Issues of importance include: divine origins of Alexander, the Water of Immortality, Alexander’s flight to heaven, Visit to the Garden of Eden, Building the gates against Gog and Magog, and Alexander in the Bible and Quran.

SLN: 8215
NEAR E 496 D (3 Credits) ROUHFAR
w/NEAR E 596 D (SLN: 8216) GRADS ONLY
TTh 1:30-3:20 KNE 120,ALI
“PERSIAN CALLIGRAPHY”
Designed for students wishing to gain special knowledge of and perspective on Iranian literature and culture through learning how to read actual manuscripts in the Nastaliz calligraphic Persian script. Coverage includes a history of calligraphy from the 14th through 17th centuries CE, and the eventual development of Nataliz. Distinguish calligraphic alphabet from printed fonts, and learn by practice the usage of different alphabet styles, symbols, combinations, composition methods, harmonization of words to form poetic lines and so forth.

SLN: 5532
NEAR E 490 SUPERVISED STUDY (Var Credits) TO BE ARRANGED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

SLN: 5536
NEAR E 499 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH (Var Cr) TO BE ARRANGED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

SLN: 5540
NEAR E 600 A INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH (Var Cr) TO BE ARRANGED
GRADS ONLY
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGE COURSES
(for Information Call Near East Dept. 206-543-6033

ARABIC

SLN:1283 A
RAB 412 ELEM ARABIC (5 Cr) Section: AA SOUAIAIA
TTh 12:30-1:20
DEN 216
SIMONS MWF 12:30-1:20
DEN 205

SLN:1284
ARAB 412 ELEM ARABIC (5 Cr) Section: AB SOUAIAIA TTh 12:30-1:20
DEN 216
SIMONS MWF 9:30-10:20
PAR 213

SLN:1286
ARAB 422 A INTERMED ARABIC (5 Cr) SOUAIAIA MTWThF 11:30-12:20 DEN 213

SLN:1287
ARAB 432 A ADVANCED ARABIC (3 Cr) DE YOUNG MWF 10:30-11:20 DEN 206

SLN:1288
ARAB 453 A HISTORICAL TEXTS (3Cr) MACKAY TTh 130-250
DEN 310
Readings in Arab historians with particular reference to scholars such as Tabari Ibn al-Jawzi, and Ibn al-Athir Prerequisite ARAB 432.

SLN:8195
ARAB 496 A SPEC STUDIES IN ARABIC (5 Cr) WHEELER W 1:30-4:20
w/ARAB 596 A (SLN: 8196) DEN 206
w/FRENCH 590 A
"LEGENDS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

SLN:1289
ARAB 490 SUPERVISED STUDY (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:1290
ARAB 499 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:1291
ARAB 600 INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Grads only
Instructor ID Den 229

HEBREW

SLN:3988
HEBR 412 A ELEM MODERN HEBREW (5 Cr) SHIHADE
MTWThF 9:30-10:20
DEN 313

SLN:3989
HEBR 422 A INTERMED MOD HEBREW (5 Cr) FRIDENSON
MTWThF 10:30-11:20
DEN 213

SLN:3990 HEBR 428 A INSCRIPTS BIBL TIME (5 Cr) NOEGEL
TTh 10:30-12:20
DEN 312
Surveys Northwest Semitic inscriptions that bear significantly on our understanding of Biblical history and ancient Hebrew including the Moabite stone, Israelite ostraca, Siloam engraving. Gezer calendar, Deir Alla (Gilead), the Asherah texts, Ammonite fragments, and Phoenician monuments. Prerequisite: HEBR 426.

SLN:3991
HEBR 453 A INTRO TO HEBREW LIT (3 Cr) GAMORAN
MWF 10:30-11:20
w/SISJE 490 A SMI 107
"TALMUD" TAUGHT IN ENGLISH”

SLN:3992
HEBR 455 A HEBREW FICTION (3Cr) SOKOLOFF MW 1:30-2:50
DEN 213
Selections of fiction by prominent modern Hebrew writers, including S.Y. Agnon, Aharon Appelfeld, David Shahar, Aharon Megged, and others. Prerequisite: HEBR 423.

SLN:3993
HEBR 490 SUPERVISED STUDY (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:3994
HEBR 499 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:3995
HEBR 600 INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Grads only
Instructor ID Den 229

PERSIAN

SLN:6487
PRSAN 412 A ELEM PERSIAN (5 Cr) KARIMI-HAKKA
MTWThF BARLAS 9:30-10:20
DEN 213

SLN:6488
PRSAN 422 A INTERMED PERSIAN (5 Cr) KARIMI-HAKKA
MTWThF BARLAS 10:30-11:20
DEN 313

SLN:8250
PRSAN 452 A MODERN PERSIAN lIT (3 Cr) KARIMI-HAKKA
MF 1:30-2:50
PAR 310

SLN:6489
PRSAN 490 SUPERVISED STUDY (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:6490
PRSAN 499 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:6491
PRSAN 600 INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Grads only
Instructor ID Den 229

UZBEK

SLN:7517
TKIC 412 A ELEM UZBEK (5 Cr) CIRTAUTAS TO BE ARRANGED

SLN:7518
TKIC 422 A INTERMED UZBEK (5 Cr) CIRTAUTAS TO BE ARRANGED

SLN:7519
TKIC 490 SUPERVISED STUDY (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:7520
TKIC 499 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:7521
TKIC 600 INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Grads only
Instructor ID Den 229

TURKISH

SLN:7522
TKISH 412 A ELEM TURKISH (5 Cr) KURU MTWThF 9:30-10:20 PAR 322

SLN:7523
TKISH 412 A ELEM TURKISH (5 Cr) KURU MTWThF 10:30-11:20 DEN 205

SLN:7524
TKISH 490 SUPERVISED STUDY (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:7525
TKISH 499 UNDERGRAD RESEARCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Instructor ID Den 229

SLN:7526
TKISH 600 INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH (Var Cr) To Be Arranged
Grads only
Instructor ID Den 229

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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