Courses

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Fall 2018

Ancient Near East 260 – Seminar: Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology

Instructor: Elizabeth Carter

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

Ancient Near East 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.

Ancient Near East 270 – Old Egyptian

Instructor: Winnerman, J.P.

Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisites: courses 120A, 120B, 120C, or one year of introductory Middle Egyptian. Advanced reading class in Old Egyptian, earliest of five Egyptian language phases, to prepare students for independent research on Egyptian texts dating to Old Kingdom (circa 2800 to 2100 B.C.E.). Through close reading of texts in original language and original format, students learn grammar, orthography, and phraseology of Old Kingdom texts as well as tools and methods of epigraphy. Focus on tomb biographies, royal edicts, and Pyramid Texts. Letter grading.

Ancient Near East 596 – Directed Individual Study

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Ancient Near East 597 – Examination Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Ancient Near East 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Ancient Near East C267A – Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom

Instructor: Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney

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 CM101A. S/U or letter grading.

Arabic 250 – Seminar: Premodern Arabic Literature

Instructor: Michael Cooperson

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 596 – Directed Individual Study

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Arabic 597 – Examination Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Armenian 596 – Directed Individual Study

Instructor: S. Peter Cowe

Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Armenian 597 – Examination Preparation

Instructor: S. Peter Cowe

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Armenian 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

Instructor: S. Peter Cowe

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Hebrew 220 – Studies in Hebrew Biblical Literature

Instructor: Catherine Bonesho

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.

Hebrew 596 – Directed Individual Study

Instructor: Carol Bakhos

Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Hebrew 597 – Examination Preparation

Instructor: Carol Bakhos

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Hebrew 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

Instructor: Carol Bakhos

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Iranian 596 – Directed Individual Study

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Iranian 597 – Examination Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Iranian 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Islamic Studies 596 – Directed Individual Study

Instructor: Various Instructors

(Formerly numbered Islamics 596.) Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Islamic Studies 597 – Examination Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

(Formerly numbered Islamics 597.) Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Islamic Studies 598 – M.A. Thesis Research and Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

(Formerly numbered Islamics 598.) Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U or letter grading.

Islamic Studies 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

(Formerly numbered Islamics 599.) Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Near Eastern Languages 375 – Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Instructor: Azza Ahmad

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.

Near Eastern Languages 495 – Preparation for Teaching Language and Literature in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Instructor: Aaron A. Burke

Seminar, two hours. Problems and methods of presenting literary texts as exemplary materials in teaching of language and literature in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Theory and classroom practice, with individual counseling and faculty evaluation of teaching assistant performances. May not be applied toward M.A. degree requirements. S/U grading.

Near Eastern Languages 596 – Directed Individual Study

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Near Eastern Languages 597 – Examination Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Near Eastern Languages 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

Instructor: Various Instructors

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Near Eastern Languages CM214 – Teaching and Learning of Heritage Languages

Instructor: Karapetian, S.

(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 596 – Directed Individual Study

Instructor: Yona Sabar

Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Semitic 597 – Examination Preparation

Instructor: Yona Sabar

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

Semitic 599 – Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

Instructor: Yona Sabar

Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.