Summer 2017

AN N EA 10W – Jerusalem: Holy City

Instructor: The Staff

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 12W. Survey of religious, political, and cultural history of Jerusalem over three millennia as symbolic focus of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Transformation of sacred space as reflected by literary and archaeological evidence through examination of testimony of artifacts, architecture, and iconography in relation to written word. Study of creation of mythic Jerusalem through event and experience. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

AN N EA 122 – Elementary Ancient Egyptian: Intensive

Instructor: The Staff

(Formerly numbered 8.) Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Egyptian to qualify for more advanced courses. Intensive course equivalent to courses 120A, 120B, and 120C. Introduction to hieroglyphic script and phonology and morphology of Middle Egyptian, with emphasis on verbal systems, pronunciation, reading, and grammar. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

AN N EA CM101A – Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom

Instructor: The Staff

(Same as Art History M110A.) Lecture, three hours. Study of architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts during Predynastic period and Old Kingdom. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Concurrently scheduled with course C267A. P/NP or letter grading.

AN N EA M103A – Ancient Egyptian Civilization

Instructor: The Staff

(Same as History M103A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Course M103A is not requisite to M103B. Designed for juniors/seniors. Political and cultural institutions of ancient Egypt and ideas on which they were based. Chronological discussion of Prehistory, Old and Middle Kingdom. P/NP or letter grading.

AN N EA M130 – Ancient Egyptian Religion

Instructor: The Staff

(Same as Religion M132.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to religious beliefs, practices, and sentiments of ancient Egypt to study Egyptian religion as coherent system of thought and sphere of action that once served as meaningful and relevant framework for understanding physical reality and human life for inhabitants of Nile Valley. General principles as well as developments through time (circa 3000 B.C. to 300 C.E.). Topics include mythology, temple and cult, magic, and personal piety. P/NP or letter grading.

AN N EA M50A – First Civilizations

Instructor: The Staff

(Same as Middle Eastern Studies M50A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of great civilizations of ancient Near East — Egypt, Israel, and Mesopotamia — with attention to emergence of writing, monotheism, and urban societies. Letter grading.

ARABIC 8 – Elementary Standard Arabic: Intensive

Instructor: Azza Ahmad, Thomassian, C.M.

Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Arabic to qualify for more advanced courses. Intensive course equivalent to courses 1A, 1B, and 1C. Introduction to fundamentals of standard Arabic, including pronunciation, grammar, and Arabic script, with emphasis on all four basic language skills — speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

ARMENIA 120 – Language in Diaspora: Armenian as a Heritage Language

Instructor: Shushan Karapetian

Lecture, three hours. Comprehensive examination of status of Armenian as heritage language in diasporic context. Introduction to diaspora, particularly in Armenian context, and to heritage languages and heritage learners. Review of development of modern standards of Armenian (Eastern and Western) and special circumstances for each variety in order to position Armenian on sociolinguistic map of heritage languages. Exploration of issues such as linguistic features of heritage speakers, patterns and domains of language use, psychological restraints (i.e., anxiety, fear, etc.) connected with speaking heritage languages, language attitudes with ideologies, and role of language in Armenian identity construction. P/NP or letter grading.

HEBREW 8 – Elementary Hebrew: Intensive

Instructor: Martin Luther Chan

Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Intensive course equivalent to courses 1A, 1B, and 1C. Introduction to modern Hebrew, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

ISLM ST M107 – Islam in West

Instructor: The Staff

(Formerly numbered Islamics M107.) (Same as Arabic M107 and Religion M107.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Acquisition of understanding of basic doctrines and practices of Islam. Survey of history of Islam in West, with focus on U.S. and France. Analysis of issues relevant to growth and development of selected Muslim communities in West. Exposure to diverse expressions of Islam through independent research on Muslim communities and institutions in U.S. Development of strong analytical writing and speaking skills. P/NP or letter grading.