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Fine Arts

ARTH1176  Jerusalem

ARTH2203  Great Cities of the Islamic Lands

ARTH2213  Introduction to Islamic Architecture

ARTH2214  The Art of the Silk Road

ARTH2226  Islamic Spain/al-Andalus: Word, Monument, & Image

ARTH2234  Mosques, Minarets, & Madrasas

ARTH2235  The Arts of Persia

ARTH2276  Islamic Art

ARTH2280  Masterpieces of Islamic Art

ARTH3314 Art and Archeology of Egypt and Ancient Near East

ARTH3350  The Art of the Object/Islamic Art

ARTH4409  The Art of the Islamic Book

ARTH4410  Orientalism

ARTH4417 Paper Trails

ARTH4412  Cairo: City of 1001 Nights

FILM3314  Cinema of the Greater Middle East

FILM3386  Conflict Resolution Films

FILMTBD  Film and Genocide  


COMM2262 Online Communication and Global Society


ECON3316 The Economics of Refugees and Economic Migrants 


HIST2155 Podcasting the Ottomans

HIST2207  Islamic Civilization in the Middle East

HIST2840  Mobile Muslims in Indian Ocean Empires  

HIST3315  Islam in South Asia

HIST3334  Islamic Spain/al-Andalus: Word, Monument, & Image

HIST3353  Africa, Islam, & Europe

HIST4122  Odysseys in Western & Islamic Traditions

HIST4131  Rise & Fall of the Ottoman Empire

HIST4132  Nationalism and the Middle East

HIST4133  Middle East Nationalisms Compared: Pan-Turkism, Pan-Arabism, and Zionism

HIST4134 Ottoman Empire, 1300-1924

HIST4135  History & Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

HIST4140  Middle East in the Twentieth Century

HIST4150  Modern Iran

HIST4497  Terror & the American Century

HIST5110 Cities of the Islamic Mediterranean

HIST6667  Jews & Islamic Civilization

HIST7315  The Islamic Mediterranean

Islamic Civilization and Societies

ICSP1199  Islamic Civilization

ICSP1224  Turkey at the Crossroads: Politics, Religion and the State

ICSP1610 Middle Eastern Musical Lang, Choir, Ensemble - I

ICSP1611 Middle Eastern Musical Lang, Choir, Ensemble II

ICSP2225  Exploring the Religious Worlds of Istanbul & Anatolia

ICS2226  Inside the Kingdom: Conversations with Saudi Women

ICSP2250 Conversion, Islam, and Politics in the Balkans 

ICSP2309  Music and Culture in the Middle East

ICSP2475  Kuwait: Politics & Oil in the Gulf 

ICSP2615  Islam & Liberal Democracy

ICSP2638  Islamic Political Philosophy

ICSP3310  Women and Gender in Islam

ICSP3328  Islam in the Iberian Peninsula

ICSP4941  ICS Senior Seminar

ICSP4952  ICS Senior Thesis  

ICSP7010  Islam and History in the Middle East


MUSA2308  Music in the Medieval Islamic World

MUSA2309  Music & Culture in the Middle East

MUSP1660  Middle Eastern Ensemble 


PHIL4407  Medieval Philosophy

Political Science

POLI2363  Muslims in U.S. Society & Politics

POLI2414  Politics & Society in Central Eurasia

POLI2475/INTL2475  Kuwait: Politics & Oil in the Gulf

POLI2405  Comparative Politics of the Middle East

POLI2420 Modern Iran 

POLI2426  Modern Turkish Politics  

POLI2427 International Migration and Refugees 

POLI2451 France and the Muslim World 

POLI2502  U.S-Iran Relations since World War II

POLI2528  International Relations of the Middle East

POLI2615  Islam & Liberal Democracy

POLI2638  Islamic Political Philosophy

POLI3444  Intellectuals & Politics in the Middle East

POLI3527  Terrorism & Political Violence

POLI4404  Anatomy of Dictatorship  

POLI4449  Domestic Politics in Postwar Europe

POLI4450  France & the Muslim World

POLI4690  The Political Philosophy of Alfarabi

POLI7700  Muslims & American Institutions

POLI7804 Politics and Society in the Middle East 

POLI7806  Political Cultures of the Middle East

POLI7812  State-Church Relations in Modern Europe

POLI7813  Islam in Europe

POLI7814 Religion in International Politics 

Romance Languages and Literatures

RLRL2299  Harmony & Dissonance: Christians, Jews, & Muslims in Medieval Spain

FREN3360  Literature & Culture Francophones

SPAN6611  Epocas I: Medieval Spain, Crossroads of the World

Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures

NELC1121 Elementary Arabic

NELC1122 Elementary Arabic II 

NELC 1123 Elementary Arabic Practicum  

NELC1124 Elementary Arabic Pacticum II

NELC1131 Arabic for Scholars I

NELC1132 Arabic for Scholars II Department

NELC1211 & NELC1212  Modern Hebrew I & II

NELC1251  Biblical Hebrew

NELC1252 Biblical Hebrew II 

NELC1331 Persian for Scholars I

NELC1332 Persian for Scholars II

NELC1431 & NELC1432  Turkish for Scholars I & II

NELC2061  Language Memory and Identity in the Middle East

NELC2062  States and Minorities in the Middle East

NELC2063  Near Eastern Civilizations

NELC2121 Intermediate Arabic I

NELC2122 Intermediate Arabic II

NELC2123 Intermediate Arabic Practicum

NELC2124 Intermediate Arabic Practicum II

NELC2161  Modern Middle Eastern and Arabic Literature  

NELC2211 Continuing Modern Hebrew I

NELC2331  Advanced Readings in Persian Texts

NELC2431 Advanced Readings in Turkish Texts

NELC3162  Business Arabic

NELC4114  Al-Lahja Ash-Shaamiyyah; Levantine Vernacular (by arrangement)

NELC4121 & NELC4122  Advanced Arabic I & II

NELC4130 Advanced Arabic Reading Seminar 

NELC4190  Advanced Tutorial Arabic

SLAV2062/EN2252  Exile & Literature

SLAV2065  Society/National Identity in the Balkans

SLAV2066  Conversion, Islam, & Politics in the Balkans

SLAV2067  Gender & War in Eastern Europe

SLAV2069  Literature of the Other Europe in Translation

SLAV2071  War & Peace in Yugoslavia

LING3359  The Structure of Biblical Hebrew


SOCY1150  States & Minorities in the Middle East

SOCY2280  Society and National Identity in the Balkans

SOCY3367 Social Justice in Israel/Palestine 


THEO1161/1162  Religious Quest: Comparative Perspectives

THEO1224  Turkey at the Crossroads: Politics, Religion and the State

THEO1225  Exploring the Religious Worlds of Istanbul & Anatolia

THEO1703 Building a Habitable Planet

THEO3116  Medieval Religions & Thought

THEO3325  Lebanon: Focal Point of a Crisis

THEO5351  Faith Elements in Conflict

THEO5352  Israelis & Palestinians

THEO5441  Ibn ‘Arabi & the Islamic Humanities: Islamic Philosophy & Theology

THEO5500  Women and Gender in Islam

THEO5544  Prophetic Tradition & Inspiration: Exploring the Hadith

THEO5554  Encountering the Qur'an: Contexts & Approaches

THEO5557  Introduction to Islamic Philosophical Traditions

THEO5566  Mystical Poetry in the Islamic Humanities

THEO5576  Pathways to God: Islamic Theologies in Context

THEO5582  Biblical Hebrew

THEO5592  Conflict Resolution Films

THEOTBD  Film and Genocide