COURSES

Courses


For course requirements, see the pages on the Graduate and Undergraduate programs.

Course Numbering System

  • 1000 : Introductory and intermediate language courses ; AHUM and AFCV introductory seminars.
  • 2000 : Introductory MESAAS undergraduate courses.
  • 3000: Advanced undergraduate courses.
  • 4000: Courses for graduate students and advanced undergraduates.
  • 5000 and higher : Graduate-only courses; some 8000- and 9000-level courses are reserved for Ph.D. students only.

The following course designators appear in abbreviated form:

  • MDES (Designator for all MESAAS courses that are not cross listed)
  • AHUM (Asian Humanities)
  • ASCM (Asian Civilizations-Middle East)
  • CLME (Comparative Literature-Middle East)
  • HSME (History-Middle East)
  • ANME (Anthropology of Middle East)
Fall 2020 Department: Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Directory of Classes
NOTE: Course information changes frequently. Please re-visit these pages periodically for the most recent and up-to-date information.

Fall 2020 Department: Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

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Fall 2020 Middle East UN1101
ELEMENTARY TAMIL I
Section 001 Call Number: 11769 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 1:10pm-2:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 0 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Shiv Subramaniam
Fall 2020 Swahili UN1101
ELEMENTARY SWAHILI I
Section 001 Call Number: 10606 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 9:10am-10:00am Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 13 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Abdul Nanji
Fall 2020 Wolof UN1101
ELEMENTARY WOLOF I
Section 001 Call Number: 10875 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 12:10pm-1:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 1 student (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Mariame S Sy
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1210
FIRST YEAR ARABIC I
Section 001 Call Number: 10491 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 8:50am-9:55am Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 12 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020 / Full
Instructor: Ouijdane Absi
Section 002 Call Number: 10493 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 10:10am-11:15am Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 8 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Abdelrazzaq Ben Tarif
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1211
FIRST YEAR ARABIC II
Section 001 Call Number: 10498 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 10:10am-11:15am Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 6 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Ouijdane Absi
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1301
ELEMENTARY ARMENIAN I
Section 001 Call Number: 15318 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 5:45pm-6:40pm Location: 311 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 2 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Charry Karamanoukian
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1309
INTEN ARMENIAN/HERITAGE SPKRS
Section 001 INTEN ARMENIAN/HERITAGE S
Call Number: 10761 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 4:30pm-5:25pm Location: 311 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 1 student (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Charry Karamanoukian
Fall 2020 Asian Humanities UN1399
COLLOQUIUM ON MAJOR TEXTS
Section 001 Call Number: 11992 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: F 12:10pm-2:00pm Location: 208 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 20 students (20 max) as of July 3, 2020 / Full
Instructor: Elaine Van Dalen
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1401
ELEMENTARY SANSKRIT I
Section 001 Call Number: 11773 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 9:10am-10:00am Location: 418 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 3 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Shiv Subramaniam
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1501
1ST YR MOD HEBREW:ELEM I
Section 002 Call Number: 10575 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 11:40am-12:45pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 11 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Illan Gonen
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1601
ELEMENTARY HINDI-URDU I
Section 002 Call Number: 10781 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 4:10pm-5:15pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 3 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Aftab Ahmad
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1608
HINDI FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
Section 001 Call Number: 10782 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 2:40pm-3:45pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 14 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Rakesh Ranjan
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1614
URDU FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
Section 001 URDU FOR HERITAGE SPEAKER
Call Number: 10783 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 2:40pm-3:45pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 5 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Aftab Ahmad
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1701
ELEMENTARY PERSIAN I
Section 001 Call Number: 10983 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 9:10am-10:00am Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 10 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Saeed Honarmand
Fall 2020 Middle East UN1901
ELEMENTARY MODERN TURKISH I
Section 001 ELEMENTARY MODERN TURKISH
Call Number: 14005 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 2 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Zuleyha Colak
Fall 2020 Asian Civilization: Middle East UN2003
INTRO TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION
Section 001 INTRO TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZA
Call Number: 12229 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: TR 11:40am-12:55pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 65 students (90 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students must register for a section of ASCM UN 2113.
Instructor: Matthew L Keegan
Fall 2020 Swahili UN2101
INTERMEDIATE SWAHILI I
Section 001 Call Number: 10607 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 10:10am-11:00am Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 5 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Abdul Nanji
Fall 2020 Wolof UN2101
INTERMEDIATE WOLOF I
Section 001 Call Number: 10877 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 0 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Mariame S Sy
Fall 2020 Asian Civilization: Middle East UN2113
INTRO TO ISLAMIC CIV-REC
Section 001 Call Number: 12930 Points: 0   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 12:10pm-1:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 7 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students must register for a discussion section.
Instructor: Matthew L Keegan
Section 002 Call Number: 12931 Points: 0   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 1:10pm-2:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 8 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students must register for a discussion section.
Instructor: Matthew L Keegan
Section 003 Call Number: 12932 Points: 0   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 5:10pm-6:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 6 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students must register for a discussion section.
Instructor: Matthew L Keegan
Section 004 Call Number: 12933 Points: 0   View in Vergil
Enrollment: 1 student (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students must register for a discussion section.
Instructor: Matthew L Keegan
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2201
SECOND YEAR ARABIC I
Section 002 Call Number: 10502 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 1:10pm-2:15pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 12 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Abdelrazzaq Ben Tarif
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2208
ARABIC FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
Section 001 ARABIC FOR HERITAGE SPEAK
Call Number: 15324 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 10:10am-11:15am Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 4 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Reem Faraj
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2301
INTERMEDIATE ARMENIAN I
Section 001 Call Number: 15319 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 3:30pm-4:25pm Location: 311 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 0 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Charry Karamanoukian
Fall 2020 Asian Civilization: Middle East UN2357
INTRO TO INDIAN CIVILIZATION
Section 001 INTRO TO INDIAN CIVILIZAT
Call Number: 00546 Points:   View in Vergil
Day/Time: TR 1:10pm-2:25pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 17 students (45 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Rachel McDermott
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2401
INTERMEDIATE SANSKRIT I
Section 001 Call Number: 11776 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: TR 10:10am-12:00pm Location: 418 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 1 student (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Shiv Subramaniam
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2501
2ND YR MOD HEBREW:INTER I
Section 002 Call Number: 10589 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 1:10pm-2:15pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 4 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Illan Gonen
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2517
HEBREW FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
Section 001 HEBREW FOR HERITAGE SPEAK
Call Number: 10584 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MWR 10:10am-11:25am Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 7 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Illan Gonen
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2601
INTERMEDIATE HINDI-URDU I
Section 001 Call Number: 10784 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 4:10pm-5:15pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 6 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Rakesh Ranjan
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2641
CINEMAS OF INDIA
Section 001 Call Number: 13142 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 10:10am-11:25am Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 14 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Debashree Mukherjee
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2701
INTERMEDIATE PERSIAN I
Section 001 Call Number: 10987 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 10:10am-12:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 2 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Saeed Honarmand
Fall 2020 Middle East UN2901
INTERMEDIATE MODERN TURKISH I
Section 001 INTERMEDIATE MODERN TURKI
Call Number: 14006 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 4:10pm-6:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 1 student (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Zuleyha Colak
Fall 2020 History: Middle East UN2915
AFRICA BEFORE COLONIALISM
Section 001 Call Number: 12654 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 11:40am-12:55pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 35 students (60 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students must register for a Discussion Section, HSME 2916
Instructor: Mamadou Diouf
Fall 2020 History: Middle East UN2916
AFRICA BEFORE COLONIALISM-DISC
Section 001 Call Number: 15501 Points: 0   View in Vergil
Day/Time: M 5:00pm-6:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 3 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students in HSME UN2915 must register for HSME UN2916.
Instructor: Mamadou Diouf
Section 002 Call Number: 15502 Points: 0   View in Vergil
Enrollment: 0 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students in HSME UN2915 must register for HSME UN2916.
Instructor: Mamadou Diouf
Fall 2020 Swahili UN3301
ADVANCED SWAHILI I
Section 001 Call Number: 10608 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 12:10pm-2:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 1 student (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Abdul Nanji
Fall 2020 Wolof UN3301
ADVANCED WOLOF I
Section 001 Call Number: 10879 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: TR 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 0 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Mariame S Sy
Fall 2020 Middle East UN3421
Islamic Central Asia
Section 001 Call Number: 15453 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: T 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 2 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Catherine Ambler
Fall 2020 Middle East UN3422
Infrastructure Matters: Development, Env
Section 001 Infrastructure Matters
Call Number: 15550 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: T 10:10am-12:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 3 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Rana Baker
Fall 2020 Middle East UN3445
SOCIETIES/CULTRS: INDIAN OCEAN
Section 001 SOCIETIES/CULTRS: INDIAN
Call Number: 14024 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 1:10pm-2:25pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 9 students (60 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students must register for MDES UN3446.
Instructor: Mana Kia
Fall 2020 Middle East UN3446
Societies/Cultures Indian Ocean - Discus
Section 001 Soc/Culture Indian Ocean
Call Number: 14336 Points: 0   View in Vergil
Enrollment: 1 student (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Students in MDES 3445 must register for MDES 3446
Instructor: Mana Kia
Fall 2020 History BC3825
RACE, CASTE, AND THE UNIVERSIT
Section 001 Race, Caste, and University
Call Number: 00041 Points:   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 6:10pm-8:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 8 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Anupama Rao
Fall 2020 Middle East UN3920
CONTEMP CULTURE IN ARAB WORLD
Section 001 CONTEMP CULTURE ARAB WORLD
Call Number: 12551 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 4:10pm-6:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 18 students (24 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Open to juniors/seniors; others need instructor permission
Instructor: Joseph A Massad
Fall 2020 Middle East UN3923
CNTRL QUESTIONS IN ISLAMIC LAW
Section 001 CNTRL QUESTIONS IN ISLAMI
Call Number: 13493 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: T 4:10pm-6:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 23 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Wael Hallaq
Fall 2020 Comparative Literature: Middle East UN3928
ARABIC PRISON WRITING
Section 001 Call Number: 13134 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: 207 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 31 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020 / Full
Instructor: Muhsin Al-Musawi
Fall 2020 Middle East UN3960
HONORS THESIS SEMINAR
Section 001 Call Number: 13444 Points: 1   View in Vergil
Enrollment: 8 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Fall 2020 Comparative Literature: Middle East GU4042
CINEMATIC CITIES/COMPAR MODERNITIES
Section 001 CINEMATIC CITIES/COMPAR MODERN
Call Number: 13148 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: T 6:10pm-8:00pm Location: 207 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 13 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Mandatory film screenings will follow each class.
Instructor: Debashree Mukherjee
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4151
DEBATES ON CAPITALISM
Section 001 Call Number: 14420 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 10 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Elleni Zeleke
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4210
THIRD YEAR ARABIC I
Section 001 Call Number: 10507 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MTWR 11:40am-12:45pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 8 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Reem Faraj
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4259
War Narrative: The Arab World
Section 001 Arabic War Narrative
Call Number: 13138 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: R 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: 207 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 29 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020 / Full
Instructor: Muhsin Al-Musawi
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4310
ADVANCED ARMENIAN I
Section 001 Call Number: 10780 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: TR 6:45pm-7:40pm Location: 311 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 0 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Charry Karamanoukian
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4349
War, Internment, and Incarceration
Section 001 War, Internment, Incarceration
Call Number: 15548 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: TR 2:40pm-3:55pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 1 student (30 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Khatchig Mouradian
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4501
READINGS IN HEBREW TEXTS I
Section 001 READINGS IN HEBREW TEXTS
Call Number: 10593 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 12:10pm-2:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 7 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Naama Harel
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4510
3RD YR MODERN HEBREW I
Section 001 Call Number: 10591 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 10:10am-12:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 2 students (12 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Naama Harel
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4624
ADVANCED HINDI I
Section 001 Call Number: 12540 Points: 5   View in Vergil
Day/Time: TR 10:10am-12:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 5 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Rakesh Ranjan
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4629
Transregional
Section 001 Call Number: 14314 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: R 12:10pm-2:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 9 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Mana Kia
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4640
Advanced Urdu
Section 001 ADVANCED URDU
Call Number: 10902 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: TR 6:10pm-8:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 1 student (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Aftab Ahmad
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4710
ADVANCED PERSIAN I
Section 001 Call Number: 10992 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 12:10pm-2:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 3 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Saeed Honarmand
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4718
Persian Poetry (In Translation)
Section 001 Persian Poetry (In Transl
Call Number: 14421 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 10:10am-12:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 3 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Hamid Dabashi
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4764
MODERN&MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGH
Section 001 MOD & MEDIEVAL ISLAM POL THGT
Call Number: 13389 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 12:10pm-2:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 15 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Hamid Dabashi
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4810
ADVANCED SANSKRIT I
Section 001 Call Number: 13736 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 10:10am-12:00pm Location: 418 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 4 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Fall 2020 Middle East GU4921
ELEMENTARY OTTOMAN TURKISH
Section 001 Call Number: 14011 Points: 3   View in Vergil
Day/Time: MW 11:40am-12:55pm Location: 313 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 5 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Zuleyha Colak
Fall 2020 Middle East GR5000
THEORY AND METHODS I
Section 001 Call Number: 12651 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: W 10:10am-12:00pm Location: 208 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 4 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Sudipta Kaviraj
Fall 2020 Middle East GR6008
MESAAS RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
Section 001 MESAAS RESEARCH COLLOQUIU
Call Number: 13109 Points: 2   View in Vergil
Day/Time: R 4:10pm-6:00pm Location: 208 Knox Hall
Enrollment: 6 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Fall 2020 Middle East GR6236
Readings in Sufi Texts
Section 001 Call Number: 14320 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: M 4:10pm-6:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 5 students (20 max) as of July 3, 2020
Notes: Proficient knowledge of classical & technical Arabic reqd.
Instructor: Wael Hallaq
Fall 2020 Middle East GR8008
DISSERTATION COLLOQUIUM
Section 001 Call Number: 13110 Points: 0   View in Vergil
Enrollment: 2 students (25 max) as of July 3, 2020
Fall 2020 Middle East GR8280
STDY GEN/SEXUALITY-ARAB WORLD
Section 001 STDY GEN/SEXUALITY-ARAB W
Call Number: 12553 Points: 4   View in Vergil
Day/Time: T 4:10pm-6:00pm Location: To be announced
Enrollment: 10 students (15 max) as of July 3, 2020
Instructor: Joseph A Massad

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