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Fine Arts

FAXX 1176 Jerusalem

FAXX 2203 Great Cities of the Islamic Lands

FAXX 2213 Introduction to Islamic Architecture

FAXX 2214 The Art of the Silk Road

ARTH 2226 Islamic Spain/al-Andalus: Word, Monument, & Image

FAXX 2234 Mosques, Minarets, & Madrasas

FAXX 2235 The Arts of Persia

FAXX 2276 Islamic Art

ARTH 2280 Masterpieces of Islamic Art

ARTH 3350 The Art of the Object/Islamic Art

ARTH 4409 The Art of the Islamic Book

FAXX 4410 Orientalism

ARTH 4412 Cairo: City of 1001 Nights

FILM 3314 Cinema of the Greater Middle East



HSXX 2207 Islamic Civilization in the Middle East

HIST 4140 Middle East in the Twentieth Century

HSXX 3315 Islam in South Asia

HIST 4150 Modern Iran

HIST 4370 Byzantium & Islam

HIST 4131 Rise & Fall of the Ottoman Empire

HIST 4135 History & Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

HSXX 3353 Africa, Islam, & Europe

HIST 4122 Odysseys in Western & Islamic Traditions

HIST 4497 Terror & the American Century

HSXX 6667 Jews & Islamic Civilization



MUSA 2309 Music & Culture in the Middle East

ICSP2308 Music in the Medieval Islamic World



PHIL 4407 Medieval Philosophy


Political Science

POLI 2363 Muslims in U.S. Society & Politics

POLI 2403 Rise & Rule of Islamic States

POLI 2414 Politics & Society in Central Eurasia

POLI 3444 Intellectuals & Politics in the Middle East

POLI 4449 Domestic Politics in Postwar Europe

POXX 4450 France & the Muslim World

POLI 2475/INTL 2475 Kuwait: Politics & Oil in the Gulf

POLI 2502 U.S-Iran Relations since World War II

POLI 3527 Terrorism & Political Violence

POLI 2528 International Relations of the Middle East

POLI 2615 Islam & Liberal Democracy

POLI 2638 Islamic Political Philosophy

POLI 7700 Muslims & American Institutions

POLI 7806 Political Cultures of the Middle East

POLI 7812 State-Church Relations in Modern Europe

POLI 7813 Islam in Europe


Romance Languages and Literatures

RLXX 2299 Harmony & Dissonance: Christians, Jews, & Muslims in Medieval Spain

FREN 3360 Literature & Culture Francophones

SPAN 6611 Epocas I: Medieval Spain, Crossroads of the World


Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures

NELC 1211 & NELC 1212 Modern Hebrew I & II

NELC 1251/THEO 5582 Biblical Hebrew

NELC 1431 & NELC 1432 Turkish for Scholars I & II

SLAV 2069 Literature of the Other Europe in Translation

SLAV 2067 Gender & War in Eastern Europe

SLAV 2066 Conversion, Islam, & Politics in the Balkans

NELC 4121 & NELC 4122 Advanced Arabic I & II

SLAV 2071 War & Peace in Yugoslavia

SLAV 2065/SOCY 2280 Society/National Identity in the Balkans

SLAV 2062/ENXX 2252 Exile & Literature

NELC 2063 Near Eastern Civilizations

NELC 2331 Advanced Readings in Persian Texts

LING 3359 The Structure of Biblical Hebrew

NELC 3162 Business Arabic

NELC 4190 Advanced Tutorial Arabic



SOCY 1150 States & Minorities in the Middle East

SOCY 3367 Human Rights & Social Justice in Israel & Palestine

SOCY 228001 Society and National Identity in the Balkans



THEO 3116 Medieval Religions & Thought

THEO 1225/ICSP2225 Exploring the Religious Worlds of Istanbul & Anatolia

THXX 3325 Lebanon: Focal Point of a Crisis

THEO 5351 Faith Elements in Conflict

THEO 5352 Israelis & Palestinians

THEO 5441 Ibn ‘Arabi & the Islamic Humanities: Islamic Philosophy & Theology

THEO 5544 Prophetic Tradition & Inspiration: Exploring the Hadith

THEO 5554 Encountering the Qur'an: Contexts & Approaches

THEO 5557 Introduction to Islamic Philosophical Traditions

THEO 5566 Mystical Poetry in the Islamic Humanities

THXX 5576 Pathways to God: Islamic Theologies in Context