ANTH 288†† Anthropology ofthe Modern Middle East

Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins

M . W . .

3:10 -4:30 pm

OLIN 203




HIST 185†† The Making of the Modern

Middle East

Omar Cheta

M . W . .

10:10 - 11:30 am

ASP 302




HIST 2255†† Law in the Middle East: From Ottoman Edicts to Contemporary Human Rights

Omar Cheta

. T . Th .

10:10 - 11:30 am

HEG 201




LIT 3228†† Cosmopolitanism, Secularism,

and Modernity in North African Fiction

Nuruddin Farah

. T . . .

3:10 -5:30 pm





PS 289†† International Relations in the

Middle East and North Africa

James Ketterer

. T . Th .

1:30 - 2:50 pm

OLIN 307




REL 104†† Introduction to Judaism

Alan Avery-Peck

M . . . .

1:30 -3:50 pm

RKC 200




REL 106†† Introduction to Islam

Irfana Hashmi

. . W . F

10:10 - 11:30 am

OLIN 309




ARAB 101†† Beginning Arabic

Amir Moosavi

M T W Th .

8:50-9:50 am



Cross-listed:Africana Studies, Middle Eastern Studies†† Students are trained through the use of the most current pedagogical developments of communicative, visual and narrative methods developed by primarily AL-Kitaab fii Ta` allum al- `Arabiyya. Students will enlarge their speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills in Modern Standard Arabic, the form of Arabic shared by all Arab countries. Classroom time is devoted to conversation (skits and discussions) and grammar exercises (including skim-reading tasks, spiraling and inference, analogy, problem solving, and educated guessing), stemming from the DVDs and other untainted materials. For example, in the course of the semester you will learn Arabic through a variety of musical traditions both classical and modern. The course will continue to introduce students to some Egyptian colloquial. Consistent emphasis is placed on authentic resources that derive from the most updated cultural contexts, realities and creative work of the Arab world such as gender issues, Arab-Muslim and Arab-Christian traditions, social clubs, ethnic groups, the role of the media etc. Students are expected to devote adequate time for homework, meet with a tutor every week to help them with homework and attend a session of Spoken Arabic.†† Class size: 22



ARAB 201†† Intermediate Arabic

Amir Moosavi

M . W Th .

11:50 -1:10 pm

HEG 201


Cross-listed: Africana Studies, Middle Eastern Studies†† This course will focus on the functional use of Arabic in a natural communication setting. The four basic linguistic skills will be dealt with simultaneously. Active and passive lexicon as well as advanced grammatical structures will be taught through exposure to a wide range of texts. Aspects of Arab culture and differences between Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken language will be highlighted. Conducted mainly in Modern Standard Arabic.Class size: 15



ARAB 301†† Advanced Arabic

Amir Moosavi

. T . Th .

1:30 -2:50 pm

OLIN 302


Cross-listed: Africana Studies, Middle Eastern Studies†† The course focuses on developing a significant level of linguistic and communicative competence in the language.The four linguistic skills will be dealt with simultaneously.Modern literary and expository texts, as well as a selection of texts from Arab media will be read to expand active and passive lexicon and grammatical structures.Differences between modern standard Arabic as well as aspects of Arab cultures will be highlighted.Class size: 15



HEB 101†† Beginning Hebrew

David Nelson

M T W Th .

1:30 -2:30 pm

OLIN 304


Cross-listed:Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies†††† This introductory Hebrew course will cover the basics of Hebrew language: reading, writing and speaking - assuming no previous knowledge on the studentís part. Although the text used for the course  is explicitly a text for Modern Hebrew, the skills acquired on this  first-year level can be easily applied to the study of pre-modern  (e.g., biblical and rabbinic) Hebrew text. Class size: 15