Courses

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Fall 2020

  • ARABIC 1A - Elementary Standard Arabic

    Instructor(s): Michael CoopersonMolly CourtneyKinda Al RifaeRory Macdonald

    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 102A - Intermediate Standard Arabic

    Instructor(s): Abeer HamzaBrady RyanMichael Cooperson

    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(s): Abeer Hamza

    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 111A - Elementary Spoken Egyptian Arabic

    Instructor(s): Abeer Hamza

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 1C or 8. Course 111A is enforced requisite to 111B, which is enforced requisite to 111C. Not suitable for heritage speakers. Introduction to spoken Arabic dialect of Egypt. Training in listening, speaking, and reading. P/NP or letter grading.

  • ARABIC 130 - Classical Arabic Texts

    Instructor(s): Michael Cooperson

    Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 103C. Readings from premodern literary texts, with grammatical and syntactical analysis. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • ARABIC M171 - Culture Area of Maghrib (North Africa)

    Instructor(s): Aomar Boum

    (Same as Anthropology M166Q 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 189HC - Honors Contracts

    Instructor(s): Aomar Boum

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • ARMENIA 101A - Elementary Modern Western Armenian

    Instructor(s): Hagop Kouloujian

    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(s): 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(s): Hrachik Martirosyan

    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(s): Hrachik Martirosyan

    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 M134 - Introduction to Armenian Music

    Instructor(s): Karenn Presti

    (Same as Ethnomusicology M134 and Music M134.) Lecture, three hours. Some amount of formal music study and experience as vocalist or instrumentalist desirable but not essential. Introduction to history, tradition, and scope of music of Armenia. Focus on number of different genres and approaches, and interactions between music and culture, society, and history. P/NP or 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.

  • ARMENIA 171 - Variable Topics in Armenian Studies

    Instructor(s): Hagop KouloujianHagop Kouloujian

    Lecture, three hours. Examination of major issues in Armenian studies. May be repeated for maximum of 16 units with topic and/or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • ARMENIA 189HC - Honors Contracts

    Instructor(s): Karenn PrestiHagop Kouloujian

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • M E STD 177 - Variable Topics in Middle Eastern Studies

    Instructor(s): Rawia Hayik

    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.

  • M E STD M50A - First Civilizations

    Instructor(s): Andrew DanielsonEmilie NordhuesAmy Karoll

    (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.

  • M E STD M144 - Zionism: Ideology and Practice in Making of Jewish State

    Instructor(s): Scott Abramson

    (Same as Jewish Studies M144.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. History of Zionism on backdrop of European, world, and Jewish histories from ideological origins to political, cultural, and social foundations of State of Israel. P/NP or letter grading.

  • AN N EA 10W - Jerusalem: Holy City

    Instructor(s): Anatolii TokmantcevJeremy WilliamsAndrew BockJeremy SmoakAaron Cash

    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 M168 - Introductory Hittite

    Instructor(s): Anthony Yates

    (Same as Indo-European Studies M168.) Lecture, two hours; recitation, one hour. Recommended preparation: knowledge of language with case system. Introduction to Hittite grammar by series of graded lessons covering morphology and syntax, followed by readings of selected texts from variety of genres in transliteration. P/NP or letter grading.

  • AN N EA M166 - Art and Death in Ancient Egypt

    Instructor(s): Kathlyn Cooney

    (Formerly numbered 166.) (Same as Art History M110D.) Lecture, four hours. Ways of death, burial, funerary ritual, and afterlife beliefs in ancient Egypt, as well as in ancient Near East and Nubia, with focus on ancient visual materials--both objects and architecture--from Predynastic to Roman periods. P/NP or letter grading.

  • AN N EA M130 - Ancient Egyptian Religion

    Instructor(s): Idi OkiloMaryan RaghebJeffrey NewmanElizabeth VandykeWillemina Wendrich

    (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 BC to 300 CE). Topics include mythology, temple and cult, magic, and personal piety. P/NP or letter grading.

  • AN N EA 121A - Intermediate Ancient Egyptian Readings

    Instructor(s): Kathlyn Cooney

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 120C. Course 121A is requisite to 121B, which is requisite to 121C. Thematic readings in ancient Egyptian historical, religious, and literary texts. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • AN N EA 15 - Women and Power in Ancient World

    Instructor(s): Hong Yu ChenStephen WardJennifer ManoukianBaisakhi SenguptaRobyn PriceMichael ChenJordan GalczynskiKathlyn CooneyAmy Karoll

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 15W. Examination of how feminine power confronts masculine dominance within complex social systems in ancient world. To gain political power, some female rulers used their sexuality to gain access to important men. Other women gained their position as regents and helpers of masculine kings who were too young to rule. Others denied their femininity in dress and manner, effectively androgynizing themselves or pretending to be men so that their femininity would not be obstacle to political rule. Many women only gained throne at end of dynasties after male line had run out entirely, or in midst of civil war when patrilineal successions were in disarray. Women were sometimes only effective leaders left in drawn-out battles against imperial aggression. No women were able to gain reigns of power through their bloodlines alone. Women's power was compromised from outset. Examination of root causes

  • AN N EA 120A - Elementary Ancient Egyptian

    Instructor(s): Jonathan Winnerman

    Lecture, five hours. Course 120A is requisite to 120B, which is requisite to 120C. Introduction to hieroglyphic script and phonology and morphology of Middle Egyptian. Basic rules of Middle Egyptian syntax, with focus on nominal, adjectival, and adverbial sentences. P/NP or letter grading.

  • AN N EA M50A - First Civilizations

    Instructor(s): Emilie NordhuesAmy KarollAndrew Danielson

    (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.

  • AN N EA 189HC - Honors Contracts

    Instructor(s): Willemina Wendrich

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • HEBREW 1A - Elementary Hebrew

    Instructor(s): 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 102A - Intermediate Hebrew

    Instructor(s): 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.

  • IRANIAN 1A - Elementary Persian

    Instructor(s): Banafsheh PourzangiM Shayegan

    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(s): 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 55 - Gender and Sexuality in Arts and Literatures of Iran and Middle East

    Instructor(s): Domenico IngenitoJulie ErshadiAtiyeh Taghiei

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Multifaceted introduction to Persian poetry, recognized as jewel of Persian culture, and to pictorial, architectural, performative, cinematographic, and photographic dimensions of artistic milieu spanning between Balkans, India, and Central Asia from 10th century CE to present. With consideration of centrality of discourses on identity, desire, and spirituality to core of Persian aesthetics, study of broad variety of socioanthropological, ethical, and historiographical issues stemming from both mainstream topics characterizing extensive field of Iranian studies and most controversial conversations on nature of sexuality, ethnicity, and religion. P/NP or letter grading.

  • IRANIAN 102A - Intermediate Persian

    Instructor(s): 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(s): 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 M105A - Bahá'í Faith in Iran: Historical and Sociological Survey

    Instructor(s): Nader Saiedi

    (Same as Religion M105A.) Lecture, three hours. Readings in English. Rise and development of Bábí and Bahá'í religions in context of 19th century Iran. Focus on personalities of Báb, Bahá'u'lláh, and 'Abdu'l-Bahá. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • IRANIAN 164 - Ancient Cities of Iran: Archaeological Survey of Historic Cities and Sites of Iran from 4000 BC to 1900 AD

    Instructor(s): Seyed-ali Mousavi

    Lecture, four hours. Introduction to archaeological and historical monuments and sites of Iran from earliest periods to early 20th century. Examination of emergence of early Iranian villages, formation of cities and their development and expansion throughout late Sasanian and early Islamic periods to preindustrial era in early years of past century. Study of selection of ancient Iranian sites and cities, from fifth millennium BC to Qajar period, based on relevant archaeological, historical, and geographical sources. Study of archaeology and historical geography of each site or city with aerial views, which reveal rich array of architecture and town planning--from ordinary settlements and vernacular constructions to worldly-known royal and religious monuments. P/NP or letter grading.

  • IRANIAN 189HC - Honors Contracts

    Instructor(s): Seyed-ali Mousavi

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • ISLM ST M20 - Introduction to Islam

    Instructor(s): Asma SayeedMohsin AliAlberto Diaz RuvalcabaHolly RobinsAzeem MalikSaad Shaukat

    (Formerly numbered M110.) (Same as Religion M20.) 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 M10 - Introduction to Judaism

    Instructor(s): Catherine BoneshoJulianna SmithAaron Samuels

    (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 M144 - Zionism: Ideology and Practice in Making of Jewish State

    Instructor(s): Scott Abramson

    (Same as Middle Eastern Studies M144.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. History of Zionism on backdrop of European, world, and Jewish histories from ideological origins to political, cultural, and social foundations of State of Israel. P/NP or letter grading.

  • JEWISH M182A - Ancient Jewish History

    Instructor(s): Jeremy Smoak

    (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 189HC - Honors Contracts

    Instructor(s): Scott Abramson

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • SEMITIC 130 - Biblical Aramaic

    Instructor(s): Jeremy Smoak

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

  • SEMITIC 140A - Elementary Akkadian

    Instructor(s): Barbara Cifola

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

  • TURKIC 101A - Elementary Turkish

    Instructor(s): 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(s): 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.