Courses

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Fall 2016

AN N EA 10W – Jerusalem: Holy City

Instructor: Jeremy Smoak

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 12W – Jerusalem: Holy City

Instructor: Jennifer Metten

Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 10W. 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, architectural monuments, and iconography in relation to written sources. Study of creation of mythic Jerusalem through event and experience. Development of advanced writing skills and critical thinking. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

AN N EA 220 – Seminar: Ancient Egypt

Instructor: Julia Troche

Seminar, three hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

AN N EA 230 – Seminar: Ancient Syria/Palestine

Instructor: Aaron A. Burke

Seminar, three hours. Examination of selected topics on political, social, and intellectual history of ancient Israel. Exploration of how historical, social, and political contexts shaped and influenced interpretation and use of biblical texts. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

AN N EA 260 – Seminar: Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology

Instructor: Elizabeth Carter

Seminar, two hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

AN N EA 261 – Practical Field Archaeology

Instructor: Willeke Wendrich

Fieldwork, two hours. Participation in archaeological excavations or other archaeological research in Near East under staff supervision. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

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

Instructor: Julia Troche

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: Julia Troche

(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 M104B – Sumerians

Instructor: Elizabeth Carter

(Same as History M104B.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Overview of Sumer and related cultures of Greater Mesopotamia in 4th and 3rd millennia B.C.E., with focus on rich cultural history of region and integration of archaeological, art historical, and written records. P/NP or letter grading.

AN N EA M110A – Iranian Civilization

Instructor: M. Rahim Shayegan

(Same as History M110A and Iranian M110A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). History of ancient Iran from rise of Elam to end of Sasanian dynasty — Elamite civilization and Mede, Achaemenid, Arsacid, and Sasanian Empires. Emphasis on ancient Iran, but may be offered for early Islamic period. P/NP or letter grading.

AN N EA M50A – First Civilizations

Instructor: Aaron A. Burke

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 102A – Intermediate Standard Arabic

Instructor: Abeer Hamza (Mohamed)

Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 1C or 8. Course 102A is requisite to 102B, which is requisite to 102C. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Arabic to qualify for more advanced courses. Intermediate formal Arabic, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

ARABIC 103A – Advanced Arabic

Instructor: Abeer Hamza (Mohamed)

Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 102A, 102B, 102C. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Arabic to qualify for more advanced courses. Advanced formal Arabic, including grammar, composition, and readings from classical and modern texts. P/NP or letter grading.

ARABIC 1A – Elementary Standard Arabic

Instructor: Azza Ahmad

Lecture, six hours. Course 1A is enforced requisite to 1B, which is enforced requisite to 1C. Not open to students with prior knowledge of Arabic. Introduction to formal Arabic (modern standard Arabic), including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

ARABIC 250 – Seminar: Premodern Arabic Literature

Instructor: Behman Sadeghi

Seminar, three hours. Readings in Arabic texts from variety of periods and genres, along with appropriate secondary literature. Topics include pre-Islamic poetry and oratory, Qur’an, Umayyad and Abbasid poetry and literary prose, Hadith and Fiqh, historiography, biography, geography, medicine, mathematics, theology, asceticism, and mysticism. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. S/U or letter grading.

ARABIC 496 – Arabic Language Pedagogy Course

Instructor: Azza Ahmad

Seminar, three hours. Taught in English and Arabic. Discussion of multiple topics pertaining to Arabic language teaching and learning. Content designed to address Arabic language pedagogy, with emphasis on practical issues and applications of different language teaching methodologies. Activities include lectures, classroom observations, and teaching demonstrations. Participants collaborate on projects that investigate issues related to teaching different language skills, such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. S/U grading.

ARABIC C241 – Modern Arabic Literature

Instructor: Nouri Gana

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102C. Conducted in English and Arabic, with all required readings in original Arabic only. Readings in modern Arabic literature, variably organized across or around particular trends, genres, topics, canonical authors, regional, or national literatures, mixing thematic and formal analyses of literary and critical texts and making use of film, video-clip, and song in approaching literary culture. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C141. Letter grading.

ARABIC M106 – Qur’an

Instructor: Behman Sadeghi

(Same as Religion M108.) Lecture, three hours. How Qur’an as scripture shapes Muslim doctrine, rituals, and culture, and how throughout history Muslims have determined interpretations and applications of Qur’anic doctrines and prescriptions. Critical evaluation and analysis of contemporary discourses on Islam. Letter grading.

ARABIC M151 – Modern Arabic Literature in English

Instructor: Nouri Gana

Same as Comparative Literature M167.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for upper division literature majors. Topics may include constructions of otherness in modern Arab culture; East-West debate; memory, trauma, and mourning; violence, narrative, and ethics; globalization, oil, and cultural insurgency; Arab culture in transnational context or questions of reception, exoticism, translation, and marketing. Genres may include prison narratives; novel of terror; memoirs by women and/or by refugees and exiles; 19th- and 20th-century travel narratives; Arabic romantic poetry; literature of pre-1948; rise of Arab novel. Areas may range from generic look at Arab world to narrow focus on Maghreb or one country such as Algeria, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, or Egypt. May also be organized around Arab literatures written in one specific language, namely English, Arabic, or French. Letter grading.

ARABIC M171 – Culture Area of Maghrib (North Africa)

Instructor: Aomar Boum

(Same as Anthropology M171P and History M108C.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Introduction to North Africa, especially Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, also known as Maghrib or Tamazgha. Topics include changing notions of personal, tribal, ethnic, linguistic and religious identities; colonialism; gender and legal rights, changing representations of Islam, and religions in region?s public spaces. P/NP or letter grading.

ARABIC M288 – Modern Arab Thought

Instructor: Nouri Gana

(Same as Comparative Literature M288.) Seminar, three hours. While much has been written and said about resurgence and spread of political Islam after collapse of ideology of secular nationalism and failure of Arab left to apprehend exigencies of postrevolutionary/postcolonial moment, little has been devoted to less sensational topic of modern Arab thought despite unmistakable proliferation of critical output produced by Arab thinkers and artists in aftermath of 1967. Course addresses and redresses this glaring imbalance by considering new cultural material — literary, critical, philosophical, artistic, and journalistic — produced before and after al-Nahda but mostly before and after 1967 and fosters insightful approaches to unlikely coexistence in Arab contemporaneity of ever-deepening and generalized crisis and of steady and consolidated development (if not effervescence) of cultural and artistic production. S/U or letter grading.

ARMENIA 101A – Elementary Modern Western Armenian

Instructor: Hagop Kouloujian

(Formerly numbered 1A.) Lecture, five hours. Course 101A is recommended requisite to 101B, which is recommended requisite to 101C. Students with knowledge of Armenian should contact instructor to determine appropriate enrollment level. Armenian grammar, conversation, and exercises. P/NP or letter grading.

ARMENIA 102A – Intermediate Modern Western Armenian

Instructor: Hagop Kouloujian

Lecture, five hours. Recommended requisite: course 1C. Students with knowledge of Eastern or Western Armenian (from elementary or high school) should contact instructor to determine appropriate enrollment level. Reading of selected texts, composition, and conversation. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

ARMENIA 104A – Elementary Modern Eastern Armenian

Instructor: Anahid Keshishian

(Formerly numbered 4A.) Lecture, five hours. Course 104A is recommended requisite to 104B, which is recommended requisite to 104C. Students with knowledge of Western Armenian should contact instructor to determine appropriate enrollment level. Designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Eastern Armenian, official idiom of Republic of Armenia. Introduction to basics of grammar and conversation. P/NP or letter grading.

ARMENIA 105A – Intermediate Modern Eastern Armenian

Instructor: Anahid Keshishian

Lecture, five hours. Recommended requisite: course 4C. Students with knowledge of Eastern or Western Armenian (from elementary or high school) should contact instructor to determine appropriate enrollment level. Continuing introduction to Armenian grammar, with greater attention to readings from short stories and simple newspaper articles and film viewing on video. Emphasis on improving students’ self expression in idiom, both orally and in written form. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

ARMENIA 106A – Armenian Society and Culture

Instructor: Anahid Keshishian

Lecture, four hours. Recommended requisite: course 105C. Students with knowledge of Eastern or Western Armenian (from elementary or high school) should contact instructor to determine appropriate enrollment level. Designed for students with advanced speaking fluency and reading abilities in Armenian. Discussion of contemporary Armenian social and cultural issues through readings from critical essays, editorials, short stories, and poems written since World War II and film showings. Emphasis on enhancing students’ self expression orally and in written form. Each course may be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

ARMENIA 231A – Intermediate Classical Armenian

Instructor: S. Peter Cowe

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 230C. Intensive review of grammar and reading of select prose and poetic texts. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

ARMENIA C152 – Modern Armenian Drama as Vehicle for Social Critique

Instructor: S. Peter Cowe

Lecture, four hours. Readings of selected plays from 1668 to 1992 from three main genres of tragedy, comedy, and serious drama and featuring works by most significant Armenian playwrights, with focus on their role as commentators on contemporary mores and as agents for social reform. Concurrently scheduled with course C252. Letter grading.

HEBREW 102A – Intermediate Hebrew

Instructor: Nancy Ezer

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1C or Hebrew placement test. Course 102A is enforced requisite to 102B, which is enforced requisite to 102C. Not open to native speakers. Amplification of grammar; reading of texts from modern literature. P/NP or letter grading.

HEBREW 103A – Advanced Hebrew

Instructor: Lev Hakak

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisites: courses 102A, 102B, and 102C, or Hebrew placement test. Students with prior knowledge of Hebrew who did not take courses 102A, 102B, and 102C should contact instructor to determine appropriate enrollment level. Not open to native speakers. Designed for students with intermediate speaking fluency and reading abilities in Hebrew. Introduction to modern Hebrew literary texts. P/NP or letter grading.

HEBREW 1A – Elementary Hebrew

Instructor: Nancy Ezer

Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced preparation: Hebrew placement test. Course 1A is enforced requisite to 1B, which is enforced requisite to 1C. Not open to native speakers. Introduction to modern Hebrew, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

HEBREW 220 – Studies in Hebrew Biblical Literature

Instructor: Jeremy Smoak

Seminar, three hours. Critical study of Hebrew texts in relation to major versions; philological, comparative, literary, and historical study of various biblical books. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

IRANIAN 102A – Intermediate Persian

Instructor: Latifeh Hagigi

Lecture, six hours. Requisite: course 1C or 20C. Course 102A is requisite to 102B, which is requisite to 102C. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 103A – Advanced Persian: Introduction to Classical Persian Poetry

Instructor: Domenico Ingenito

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102C. Students who do exceptionally well in course 20C may be permitted to enroll with consent of instructor. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 187 – Variable Topics in Iranian Studies

Instructor: M. Rahim Shayegan

Lecture, three hours. Variable topics; consult “Schedule of Classes” for topics to be offered in specific term. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 1A – Elementary Persian

Instructor: Banafsheh Pourzangiabadi

Lecture, six hours. Course 1A is enforced requisite to 1B, which is enforced requisite to 1C. Not open to students with prior knowledge of Persian. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 20A – Accelerated Elementary Persian

Instructor: Latifeh Hagigi

Lecture, four hours; discussion two hours; laboratory, 30 minutes per day. Preparation: some knowledge of spoken Persian. Course 20A is enforced requisite to 20B, which is enforced requisite to 20C. Intensive and thorough study of fundamental structure of Persian grammar; reading from a wide range of classical and modern poetry and prose compositions. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 220A – Classical Persian Texts

Instructor: Domenico Ingenito

Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, 103C. Study of selected classical Persian texts. May be taken independently for credit.

IRANIAN M105A – Baha’i Faith in Iran: Historical and Sociological Survey

Instructor: Nader Saiedi

This is a multiple-listed class. Iranian M105A – Baha’i Faith in Iran: Historical and Sociological Survey. Religion, Study of (RELIGN) M105A – Baha’i Faith in Iran: Historical and Sociological Survey.(Same as Religion M105A.) Lecture, three hours. Readings in English. Historical record of birth and spread of Baha’i faith in Iran from beginning to present. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN M110A – Iranian Civilization

Instructor: M. Rahim Shayegan

 

This is a multiple-listed class: Ancient Near East (AN N EA) M110A – Iranian Civilization, History (HIST) M110A – Iranian Civilization, and Iranian M110A – Iranian Civilization. (Same as Ancient Near East M110A and History M110A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). History of ancient Iran from rise of Elam to end of Sasanian dynasty — Elamite civilization and Mede, Achaemenid, Arsacid, and Sasanian Empires. Emphasis on ancient Iran, but may be offered for early Islamic period. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN M230A – Old Iranian

Instructor: M. Rahim Shayegan

This is a multiple-listed class: Indo-European Studies (I E STD) M230A – Old Iranian and Iranian M230A – Old Iranian. (Same as Indo-European Studies M230A.) Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammars and texts of Old Persian and Avestan. Comparative considerations. May not be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

ISLM ST 291A – Variable Topics in Islamic Studies

Instructor: Susan Slyomovics

Seminar, three hours. Selected topics on Islam. May be repeated for credit with topic change. S/U or letter grading.

ISLM ST M110 – Introduction to Islam

Instructor: Asma Sayeed

(Formerly numbered Islamics M110.) (Same as Religion M109.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Genesis of Islam, its doctrines, and practices, with readings from Qur’an and Hadith; schools of law and theology; piety and Sufism; reform and modernism. P/NP or letter grading.

JEWISH 175 – Modern Israeli Literature Made into Films

Instructor: Lev Hakak

(Formerly numbered 75.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Reading, analysis, and discussion of modern Israeli literature that was made into films, including literary works of prominent Israeli authors (S. Yizhar, A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz, and Yitzhak Ben Ner) that were translated to English and had filmic adaptations. Letter grading.

JEWISH 177 – Variable Topics in Jewish Studies

Instructor: The Staff

Lecture, three hours. Variable topics; consult “Schedule of Classes” for topics to be offered in specific term. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

JEWISH M10 – Social, Cultural, and Religious Institutions of Judaism

Instructor: Carol Bakhos

This is a multiple-listed class: Jewish Studies (JEWISH) M10 – Social, Cultural,  Religious Institutions of Judaism,Religion, Study of (RELIGN) M10 – Social, Cultural, and Religious Institutions of Judaism. (Same as Religion M10.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Judaism’s basic beliefs, institutions, and practices. Topics include development of biblical and rabbinic Judaism; concepts of god, sin, repentance, prayer, and the messiah; history of Talmud and synagogue; evolution of folk beliefs and year-cycle and life-cycle practices. P/NP or letter grading.

JEWISH M182A – Ancient Jewish History

Instructor: Ra'anan Boustan

(Same as History M182A and Religion M182A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Survey of social, political, and religious developments. P/NP or letter grading.

JEWISH M67 – Popular Jewish and Israeli Music

Instructor: Mark Kligman

(Same as Music History M67.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Music of Jews is diverse. With history of several thousand years and series of developments in modernity, music in Jewish life covers variety of styles found in many contexts. Exploration of music of Jews within last 100 years, with focus on popular music of Jews in America and Israel. Examination of music in Israel, with focus on songs of land of Israel, Israeli rock, and Muzika Mizrachit (Middle Eastern popular music). P/NP or letter grading.

M E STD M50A – First Civilizations

Instructor: Aaron A. Burke

(Formerly numbered 50A.) (Same as Ancient Near East 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.

NR EAST 375 – Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Instructor: Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

NR EAST CM114 – Teaching and Learning of Heritage Languages

Instructor: Olga Kagan

(Same as Asian CM124 and Slavic CM114.) Lecture, three hours. Consideration of issues relevant to heritage language learners (HLL) and to heritage language (HL) instruction. Readings and discussion on such topics as definitions of HLs and HLLs; linguistic, demographic, sociolinguistic, and sociocultural profile of HLLs, particularly HL groups most represented among UCLA students; institutional and instructor attitudes toward HLLs; impact of student motivation and expectations on HL curriculum and teaching approaches; similarities and differences between HLLs and foreign language learners (FLLs) regarding teaching methods and materials; diagnostic testing and needs analysis; use of oral/aural proficiency as springboard for literacy instruction; optimization of instruction of mixed HL and FL classes. Action research component included. Concurrently scheduled with course CM214. P/NP or letter grading.

NR EAST CM214 – Teaching and Learning of Heritage Languages

Instructor: Olga Kagan

(Same as Asian CM224 and Slavic CM214.) Lecture, three hours. Consideration of issues relevant to heritage language learners (HLL) and to heritage language (HL) instruction. Readings and discussion on such topics as definitions of HLs and HLLs; linguistic, demographic, sociolinguistic, and sociocultural profile of HLLs, particularly HL groups most represented among UCLA students; institutional and instructor attitudes toward HLLs; impact of student motivation and expectations on HL curriculum and teaching approaches; similarities and differences between HLLs and foreign language learners (FLLs) regarding teaching methods and materials; diagnostic testing and needs analysis; use of oral/aural proficiency as springboard for literacy instruction; optimization of instruction of mixed HL and FL classes. Action research component included. Concurrently scheduled with course CM114. S/U or letter grading.

SEMITIC 130 – Biblical Aramaic

Instructor: Yona Sabar

Lecture, three hours. Requisites: Hebrew 102A, 102B, 102C. Grammar of biblical Aramaic and reading of texts.

SEMITIC 140A – Elementary Akkadian

Instructor: Barbara Cifola

Lecture, three hours. Elementary grammar and reading of texts in standard Babylonian.

SEMITIC 141 – Advanced Akkadian

Instructor: Robert Englund

Lecture, three hours. Advanced Akkadian syntax and grammar; reading of Akkadian historical and literary texts. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

TURKIC 101A – Elementary Turkish

Instructor: Beyza Lorenz

Lecture, five hours. Course 101A is requisite to 101B, which is requisite to 101C. Grammar, reading, conversation, and elementary composition drills. P/NP or letter grading.

TURKIC 102A – Advanced Turkish

Instructor: Beyza Lorenz

Lecture, five hours. Requisites: courses 101A, 101B, 101C. Continuing study of grammar, conversation, and composition. Readings in modern literature and social science texts. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

TURKIC 210A – Readings in Ottoman I

Instructor: Beyza Lorenz

Lecture, three hours. Examination of printed texts in Ottoman from 19th and 20th centuries to improve student competence to read, transliterate, and translate Ottoman texts. Readings include selections from newspapers, almanacs, travel books, and literary and historical texts. S/U or letter grading.