Course List

For a current list of courses: Agora Course Schedule

Fine Arts

ARTH 1176 Jerusalem

ARTH 2203 Great Cities of the Islamic Lands

ARTH 2214 The Art of the Silk Road

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

ARTH 2234 Mosques, Minarets, & Madrasas

ARTH 2235 The Arts of Persia

ARTH 2276 Islamic Art

ARTH 2280 Masterpieces of Islamic Art

ARTH 3314 Art and Archeology of Egypt and Ancient Near East

ARTH 3350 The Art of the Object/Islamic Art

ARTH 3999 Politics of Modern Arab Art

ARTH 4409 The Art of the Islamic Book

ARTH 4410 Orientalism

ARTH 4417 Paper Trails

ARTH 4412 Cairo: City of 1001 Nights

FILM 3314 Cinema of the Greater Middle East

FILM 3386 Conflict Resolution Films

FILM TBD Film and Genocide



COMM 2262 Online Communication and Global Society



ECON 3316 The Economics of Refugees and Economic Migrants



HIST 1716 Geographies of Imperialism

HIST 2155 Podcasting the Ottomans

HIST 2207 Islamic Civilization in the Middle East

HIST 2840 Mobile Muslims in Indian Ocean Empires  

HIST 3120 The Arabian Nights from Bagdad

HIST 3315 Islam in South Asia

HIST 3334 Islamic Spain/al-Andalus: Word, Monument, & Image

HIST 3353 Africa, Islam, & Europe

HIST 4122 Odysseys in Western & Islamic Traditions

HIST 4123 Gender, Sexuality, and Power in the British and Ottoman Empires

HIST 4131 Rise & Fall of the Ottoman Empire

HIST 4132 Nationalism and the Middle East

HIST 4133 Middle East Nationalisms Compared: Pan-Turkism, Pan-Arabism, and Zionism

HIST 4134 Ottoman Empire, 1300-1924

HIST 4135 History & Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

HIST 4140 Middle East in the Twentieth Century

HIST 4150  Modern Iran

HIST 4497 Terror & the American Century

HIST 5110 Cities of the Islamic Mediterranean

HIST 6667 Jews & Islamic Civilization

HIST 7315 The Islamic Mediterranean


International Studies

INTL 4941 International Studies Senior Seminar ("Social Movements and Contentious Politics in the Middle East”)


Islamic Civilization and Societies

ICSP 1199 Islamic Civilization

ICSP 1224 Turkey at the Crossroads: Politics, Religion and the State

ICSP 1610 Middle Eastern Musical Lang, Choir, Ensemble - I

ICSP 1611 Middle Eastern Musical Lang, Choir, Ensemble II

ICSP 2225 Exploring the Religious Worlds of Istanbul & Anatolia

ICSP 2226 Inside the Kingdom: Conversations with Saudi Women

ICSP 2250 Conversion, Islam, and Politics in the Balkans

ICSP 2309 Music and Culture in the Middle East

ICSP 2382 Linguistic Cultures of the Near East

ICSP 2475 Kuwait: Politics & Oil in the Gulf

ICSP 2615 Islam & Liberal Democracy

ICSP 2638 Islamic Political Philosophy

ICSP 3310 Women and Gender in Islam

ICSP 3328 Islam in the Iberian Peninsula

ICSP 3999 Politics of Modern Arab Art

ICSP 4334 Sogdian and the Silk Road: Linguistic Perspectives

ICSP 4335 Politics, Culture, Society

ICSP 4336 Introduction to Zoroastrianism

ICSP 4941 ICS Senior Seminar

ICSP 4952 ICS Senior Thesis

ICSP 7010 Islam and History in the Middle East



MUSA 2308 Music in the Medieval Islamic World

MUSA 2309 Music & Culture in the Middle East

MUSP 1660 Middle Eastern Ensemble



PHIL 4407 Medieval Philosophy


Political Science

POLI 2363 Muslims in U.S. Society & Politics

POLI 2414 Politics & Society in Central Eurasia

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

POLI 2405 Comparative Politics of the Middle East

POLI 2420 Modern Iran

POLI 2426 Modern Turkish Politics

POLI 2427 International Migration and Refugees

POLI 2451 France and the Muslim World

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

POLI 2528 International Relations of the Middle East

POLI 2615 Islam & Liberal Democracy

POLI 2638 Islamic Political Philosophy

POLI 3444 Intellectuals & Politics in the Middle East

POLI 3527 Terrorism & Political Violence

POLI 4404 Anatomy of Dictatorship

POLI 4449 Domestic Politics in Postwar Europe

POLI 4450 France & the Muslim World

POLI 4593 International Relations of the Middle East

POLI 4690 The Political Philosophy of Alfarabi

POLI 7700 Muslims & American Institutions

POLI 7804 Politics and Society in the Middle East

POLI 7806 Political Cultures of the Middle East

POLI 7812 State-Church Relations in Modern Europe

POLI 7813 Islam in Europe

POLI 7814 Religion in International Politics


Romance Languages and Literatures

RLRL 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 1121 Elementary Arabic

NELC 1122 Elementary Arabic II

NELC 1123 Elementary Arabic Practicum

NELC 1124 Elementary Arabic Pacticum II

NELC 1131 Arabic for Scholars I

NELC 1132 Arabic for Scholars II Department

NELC 1211 & NELC 1212 Modern Hebrew I & II

NELC 1251 Biblical Hebrew

NELC 1252 Biblical Hebrew II

NELC 1331 Persian for Scholars I

NELC 1332 Persian for Scholars II

NELC 1431 & NELC 1432 Turkish for Scholars I & II

NELC 2061 Language Memory and Identity in the Middle East

NELC 2062 States and Minorities in the Middle East

NELC 2063 Near Eastern Civilizations

NELC 2121 Intermediate Arabic I

NELC 2122 Intermediate Arabic II

NELC 2123 Intermediate Arabic Practicum

NELC 2124 Intermediate Arabic Practicum II

NELC 2161 Modern Middle Eastern and Arabic Literature

NELC 2211 Continuing Modern Hebrew I

NELC 2331 Advanced Readings in Persian Texts

NELC 2431 Advanced Readings in Turkish Texts

NELC 3162 Business Arabic

NELC 4114 Al-Lahja Ash-Shaamiyyah; Levantine Vernacular (by arrangement)

NELC 4121 & NELC 4122 Advanced Arabic I & II

NELC 4130 Advanced Arabic Reading Seminar

NELC 4190 Advanced Tutorial Arabic

SLAV 2062/EN 2252 Exile & Literature

SLAV 2065 Society/National Identity in the Balkans

SLAV 2066 Conversion, Islam, & Politics in the Balkans

SLAV 2067 Gender & War in Eastern Europe

SLAV 2069 Literature of the Other Europe in Translation

SLAV 2071 War & Peace in Yugoslavia

LING 3359 The Structure of Biblical Hebrew



SOCY 1150 States & Minorities in the Middle East

SOCY 2280 Society and National Identity in the Balkans

SOCY 3367 Social Justice in Israel/Palestine



THEO 1161/1162 Religious Quest: Comparative Perspectives

THEO 1224 Turkey at the Crossroads: Politics, Religion and the State

THEO 1225 Exploring the Religious Worlds of Istanbul & Anatolia

THEO 1431 Islam and Christianity in Dialogue

THEO 1703 Building a Habitable Planet

THEO 3116 Medieval Religions & Thought

THEO 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 5500 Women and Gender in Islam

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

THEO 5575 Mystical Poetry in Islamic Humanities

THEO 5576 Pathways to God: Islamic Theologies in Context

THEO 5582 Biblical Hebrew

THEO 5592 Conflict Resolution Films

THEO TBD Film and Genocide