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IAFF 6378.O11 Arabic for International Affairs

Zein El-Amine

Thu 7:10 – 9:00 PM

Special Topics in Middle East Studies. 3 Credits.

Thu 7:10 – 9:00 PM

HIST 3825 – Land and Power in Israel/Palestine

Shira Robinson

Tue 5:10 – 7:00 PM

Intensive reading seminar surveying key debates and turning points in the history of the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. Approach strikes a balance between structure and agency in understanding the ways in which people make their own history, but not under conditions of their choosing.

Tue 5:10 – 7:00 PM

HIST 3801 – The Middle East Since WWII

Shira Robinson

Tue 1:10 PM – 12:00 AM

HIST 3801. Topics in Middle Eastern History. 3 Credits.

Tue 1:10 PM – 12:00 AM

IAFF 6738.11 Religion and Politics

Nathan Brown

Mon 5:00 – 7:00 PM

IAFF 6378. Special Topics in Middle East Studies. 3 Credits.

Mon 5:00 – 7:00 PM

IAFF 6378.80 Oil and Politics

Robert Weiner

Mon 7:10 – 9:40 PM

This course takes a multidisciplinary approach (primarily political economy and management) to oil and its effects on business, nation-states, and the world economy. The first half of the course adopts a top-down viewpoint, examining the global oil environment. The second half is more bottom-up, using cases to grapple with industry issues. The course is conducted in a mixture of seminar and lecture formats. A group proposal, paper, and presentation, as well as active class participation are expected, and constitute over half the assessment.

Mon 7:10 – 9:40 PM

GEO 6262 Geographic Perspectives on the Middle East

Mona Atia

Wed 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Examination of selected topics related to political, economic, social, cultural, and geographic patterns and processes in the region.

Wed 5:00 – 7:00 PM

IAFF 6378.12 Lebanon and Syria

Firas Maksad

Wed 5:10 – 7:00 PM

This course explores the complicated link between Syria and Lebanon – from the time these territories were part of the Ottoman Empire until the present. In the process, the course focuses on the different political and economic trajectories the two states followed upon gaining independence from France; the domestic and external sources of their respective foreign policies; Lebanon’s slide towards civil war in 1975 and Syria’s intervention to end it; the politics of Syria’s domination of Lebanon and, ultimately, Syria’s withdrawal from the latter; and, finally, the civil war in Syria and its impact on Lebanon.

Wed 5:10 – 7:00 PM

IAFF 6378.O14 Refugees & Displaced People in ME

Fatima Hadji

Tue 7:10 – 9:00 PM

The course will focus on the refugee and the IDP communities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Through case studies, analysis and reflection, the course will engage students in examining the sheer scope of this crisis,analyzing the causes and consequences of displacement, the roots and underlying issues of injustice that impact refugee and IDP communities including vulnerable populations. In addition to investigating the profound implications when it comes to preventing, responding to and resolving displacement; and how the steady increase in displaced populations influence regional and world politics, and how resettlement became a contentious debate among the regional and international community alike. Students will also explore the general background on UN and other international agencies and organizations, regional human rights bodies, and in-country agencies involved with IDPs and refugees in light of the legal frameworks and policies that are designed to protect refugee and IDP populations.

Tue 7:10 – 9:00 PM

CAH 2115: Love and Body in Islamic Art

Mika Natif

Tue 12:45 – 2:00 PM
Thu 12:45 – 2:00 PM

Love and Body in Islamic Art is an introductory-level course that explores the prolific tradition of figural representation related to diverse kinds of love in the pre-Modern Muslim sphere. Through engagement with visual sources, historical materials (poetry and prose), and recent scholarly literature, we will cover such topics as: tension around image-making, art and courtly pursuit, gender and representation, constructing visual desire (homo and hetero), the beloved as an ideal beauty, and depictions of spiritual love. Throughout the course we will make visits to the National Museum of Asian Art, study original objects and discuss their diverse range of styles and cultures. All reading materials, including original sources, will be in English. No previous knowledge of Islamic art, history or religion is required. * This course fulfills the G-PAC Humanities requirement for Critical Thinking

Tue 12:45 – 2:00 PM
Thu 12:45 – 2:00 PM

IAFF 6378: US Policy in the Gulf

Emma Soubrier

Tue 5:10 – 7:00 PM

Special Topics in Middle East Studies: US Policy in the Gulf

Tue 5:10 – 7:00 PM