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Near Eastern Studies (NES/ARB/PRS)
  Marshall Building, Room 440
  (520) 621-9113
  
Professors William G. Dever, Head, Ludwig A. Adamec, Michael
  E. Bonine, Adel S. Gamal, J. Michael Mahar, Hamdi A.
    Qafisheh
  
Associate Professors Esther Fuchs (Judaic Studies), William
    J. Wilson
  
  Assistant Professors Simin Karimi, Senzil Nawid
  
  Lecturer Shoshona Green
  
The Department of Near Eastern Studies provides
  undergraduate and graduate programs of study in the history,
  cultures, languages, and geography of the geopolitical
  region of the world currently referred to as the Middle East
    or the Near East in antiquity.
  
The department offers a major in Near Eastern studies for
  the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of
  Philosophy degrees. For graduate admission and degree
    requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.
  
The major for the Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum
  of 35 units plus two years or the equivalent of Arabic,
  Persian, Hebrew, Akkadian or other appropriate language. 
  All courses are chosen in consultation with and approved by
    a departmental advisor.
  
  Arabic (ARB)
  
101. Elementary Arabic I (5) CDT Conversation and readings
    in modern standard Arabic.
  
102. Elementary Arabic II (5) CDT Conversation and readings
    in modern standard Arabic. P, 101.
  
401. Intermediate Arabic I (5) CDT Intermediate conversation
    and readings in modern standard Arabic. P, 102.
  
402. Intermediate Arabic II (5) CDT Intermediate
    conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic. P, 401.
  
403. Advanced Arabic I (3) Continuation of 402, with
  emphasis on oral and written comprehension and expression.
    P, 402. May be convened with 503.
  
404. Advanced Arabic II (3) Continuation of 403, with
  emphasis on oral and written comprehension and expression.
    P, 403. May be convened with 504.
  
424a-424b. Conversational Levantine Arabic (3-3) 1994-95
  Extensive oral drill, with emphasis on the  acquisition of
  facility in normal conversation and comprehension. P, 101.
    May be convened with 524a-524b.
  
425a-425b. Conversational Gulf Arabic (3-3) Extensive oral
  drill, with emphasis on the acquisition of facility in
  normal conversation and comprehension. P, 101. May be
    convened with 525a-525b.
  
426. Introduction to Arabic Linguistics (3) II History and
  structure of the Arabic language in its various forms. P,
  102, LING 101. (Identical with LING 426) May be convened
    with 526.
  
439a-439b. Egyptian Arabic (3-3) Introduction to the Cairene
  dialect. Phonology, common greetings, basic vocabulary and
  grammar. P, one year of Standard Arabic. May be convened
    with 539a-539b.
  
448. Arabic Literature in English (3) Historical survey of
  Arabic literature of the Middle East and Mediterranean
  world, with readings in English translations. May be
    convened with 548.
  
  495. Colloquium
n. Modern Arabic Prose (3) [Rpt.] P, two years of Arabic.
    May be convened with 595n.
o. Classical Arabic Prose (3) [Rpt.] P, two years of Arabic.
    May be convened with 595o.
z. Readings in Classical Arabic Poetry (3) S P, three years
  of Arabic for non-native speakers of Arabic. May be convened
    with 595z.
  
503. Advanced Arabic I (3) For a description of course
  topics, see 403. Graduate-level requirements include more
  assignments in Vol. III of the text and additional outside
    readings. P, 402. May be convened with 403.
  
504. Advanced Arabic II (3) For a description of course
  topics, see 404. Graduate-level requirements include more
  assignments in Vol. III of the text and additional outside
    readings. P, 403 or 503. May be convened with 404.
  
524a-524b. Conversational Levantine Arabic (3-3) 1994-95 For
  a description of course topics, see 424a-424b. Graduate-
  level requirements include the ability to speak with
  sufficient structural vocabulary to participate in most
  formal and informal conversations, requiring a mastery of at
  least 120 additional vocabulary items. P, 101. May be
    convened with 424a-424b.
  
525a-525b. Conversational Gulf Arabic (3-3) For a
  description of course topics, see 425a-425b. Graduate-level
  requirements include the ability to speak with sufficient
  structural vocabulary to participate in most formal and
  informal conversations, requiring a mastery of at least 120
  additional vocabulary items. P, 101. May be convened with
    425a-425b.
  
526. Introduction to Arabic Linguistics (3) II For a
  description of course topics, see 426. Graduate-level
  requirements include a research paper on any phonological,
  morphological, or syntactic structure of any variety of
  Arabic. P, 102, LING 101. (Identical with LING 526) May be
    convened with 426.
  
539a-539b. Egyptian Arabic (3-3) For a description of course
  topics, see 439a-439b. Graduate-level requirements include a
  picture description, summary of taped dialogues, and short
    reports on Egyptian movies. May be convened with 439a-439b.
  
548. Arabic Literature in English (3) For a description of
  course topics, see 448. Graduate-level requirements include
  two papers on two of the major literary periods covered by
    this course. May be convened with 448.
  
  595. Colloquium
n. Modern Arabic Prose (3) [Rpt./1] P, two years of Arabic.
    May be convened with 495n.
o. Classical Arabic Prose (3) [Rpt.] P, two years of Arabic.
    May be convened with 495o.
z. Readings in Classical Arabic Poetry (3) S P, three years
  of Arabic for non-native speakers of Arabic. May be convened
    with 495z.
  
  Persian (PRS)
  
101. Elementary Persian I (5) CDT Conversation, reading, and
    composition in modern Persian.
  
102. Elementary Persian II (5) CDT Conversation, reading,
    and composition in modern Persian. P, 101.
  
401. Intermediate Persian I (4) CDT Conversation in the
  dialect of contemporary Iran; extensive readings in
    classical and modern literature. P, 102.
  
402. Intermediate Persian II (4) CDT Conversation in the
  dialect of contemporary Iran; extensive readings in
    classical and modern literature. P, 401.
  
404. Advanced Persian I (4) CDT Readings in Persian, with
  the objective of preparing the student for independent
    research. P, 402. May be convened with 504.
  
405. Advanced Persian II (4) CDT Readings in Persian, with
  the objective of preparing the student for independent
    research. P, 404. May be convened with 505.
  
449. Classical Persian Literature in English (3) II
  Historical, cultural and literary issues related to the
    readings will be discussed. May be convened with 549.
  
450. Contemporary Persian Literature in English (3) II
  Historical, cultural and literary issues related to the
    readings will be discussed. May be convened with 550.
  
504. Advanced Persian I (4) CDT For a description of course
  topics, see 404. Graduate-level requirements include
    additional readings and translations. P, 402.
  
505. Advanced Persian II (4) CDT For a description of course
  topics, see 405. Graduate-level requirements include
    additional readings and translations. P, 404 or 504.
  
549. Classical Persian Literature in English (3) II For a
  description of course topics, see 449. Graduate-level
  requirements include a term paper and additional book
    reviews. May be convened with 449.
  
550. Contemporary Persian Literature in English (3) II For a
  description of course topics, see 450. Graduate-level
  requirements include a term paper and additional book
    reviews. May be convened with 450.
  
  Near Eastern Studies (NES)
  
103a-103b. Elementary Modern Hebrew (5-5) CDT (Identical
    with JU S 103a-103b)
  
140. Middle Eastern Humanities (3) Major trends and
  traditions in the arts, literatures and languages, religions
  and philosophies of the Middle East. (Identical with RELI
    140)
  
170. Indian Civilizations (3) Survey of traditional and
  contemporary social, political and thought patterns of
    India. (Identical with HIST 170)
  
171. Ancient Civilizations of the Near East (3) I Survey of
  pre-Islamic cultures of Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria-
  Palestine, Anatolia and Egypt, with emphasis on unifying
  themes and institutions. (Identical with ANTH 171 and HIST
    171)
  
172. Islamic Civilization: Traditional and Modern Middle
  East (3) II Survey of the traditional and contemporary
  social, political, and economic institutions of Islamic
  civilizations in the Middle East. (Identical with ANTH 172
    and HIST 172)
  
203a-203b. Intermediate Modern Hebrew (5-5) CDT (Identical
    with JU S 403a-403b)
  
303. Advanced Hebrew (3) [Rpt.] I II (Identical with JUS
    303)
  
372a-372b. History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times
    (3-3) (Identical with JU S 372a-372b)
  
375. Ethnography of the Middle East (3) II (Identical with
    ANTH 375)
  
  377. Modern Israel (3) (Identical with JU S 377)
  
381a-381b. History of Muslim Societies (3-3) (Identical with
    HIST 381a-381b)
  
382. Archaeology and the Bible (3) II (Identical with JU S
    382)
  
  396H. Honors Proseminar
  
401. Ancient Mesopotamia (3) I (Identical with ANTH 401) May
    be convened with 501.
  
409a-409b. Biblical Hebrew (3-3) I II 1993-94 Study of
  Biblical Hebrew grammar and literature. 409a: Prose texts.
  409b: Poetry. (Identical with JU S 409a-409b) May be
    convened with 509a-509b.
  
434. Islamic Thought (3) II Traditional ideological systems
  of Islamic countries and their evolutionary transformations.
    (Identical with RELI 434) May be convened with 534.
  
435. Jewish Mysticism (3) II 1993-94 (Identical with JU S
    435) May be convened with 535.
  
441. Arab-Israeli Conflict (3) I II S (Identical with POL
    441)
  
442. Transformation of Agrarian Societies in the Middle East
  (3) II Dynamics, processes, and implications of rural change
  in the Middle East; focus on changes in peasant communities,
  nomadic pastoralists, rural-urban relations, and planned
    change. (Identical with POL 442) May be convened with 542.
  
457. Prehistoric Mesopotamia (3) I (Identical with ANTH 457)
    May be convened with 557.
  
467. Population and Development in the Middle East (3) I
  Review of theories and research in population, resources and
  socioeconomic development, with emphasis on determinants and
  consequence of population growth and migration in
  contemporary Middle East. (Identical with POL 467) May be
    convened with 567.
  
468a-468b. Asia and the West (3-3) 1993-94 (Identical with
    HIST 468a-468b) May be convened with 568a-568b.
  
469. Geography of the Middle East (3) I (Identical with GEOG
    469)
  
470. Religious History of India (3) (Identical with HIST
    470) May be convened with 570.
  
472. History of Medieval India (3) I 1993-94 (Identical with
    HIST 472) May be convened with 572.
  
473. History of Modern India and Pakistan: 1750-Present (3)
  II 1993-94 (Identical with HIST 473) May be convened with
    573.
  
474. Archaeometry: Scientific Methods in Art and Archaeology
  (3) II 1993-94 (Identical with ANTH 474) May be convened
    with 574.
  
477a-477b. History of the Middle East (3-3) History of
  civilization in the Middle East from the rise of Islam to
  the 18th century. 477a: Period of Arab dominance. 477b:
  Period of Turkish dominance. 477a is not prerequisite to
  477b. (Identical with HIST 477a-477b) May be convened with
  577a-577b. 477a is a Writing-Emphasis Course* for Middle
    East specialization.
  
478. Modern History of the Middle East (3) I Near and Middle
  Eastern history since the late 18th century, with special
  emphasis on Egypt and areas to the east. (Identical with
  HIST 478) May be convened with 578. Writing-Emphasis Course*
    for Middle East specialization.
  
*Writing-Emphasis Courses. P, satisfaction of the upper-
  division writing-proficiency requirement (see "Writing-
  Emphasis Courses" in the Academic Policies and Graduation
    Requirements section of this catalog).
  
481a-481b. Archaeology of Syria-Palestine in the Bronze and
  Iron Ages (3-3) Survey of the Bronze and Iron Age cultures
  of Syria-Palestine, ca. 3500-500 B.C., with emphasis on the
  use of archaeological materials in historical
    reconstruction. May be convened with 581a-581b.
  
484a-484b. Akkadian Linguistics (3-3) (Identical with ANTH
    484a-484b) May be convened with 584a-584b.
  
485. Social Organization of India and Pakistan (3) I Survey
  of family, kin, and caste in the peasant societies of India
  and Pakistan. (Identical with ANTH 485) May be convened with
    585.
  
486. Political Systems of India and Pakistan (3) II Survey
  of post-independence political developments in Pakistan and
    India. (Identical with POL 486) May be convened with 586.
  
490. Women in Middle Eastern Society (3) I (Identical with
    ANTH 490) May be convened with 590.
  
492. History of Sufism (3) II (Identical with HIST 492) May
    be convened with 592.
  
  495. Colloquium
f. Ancient Near East (3) [Rpt./4] Consult department before
  enrolling (Identical with JU S 495f) May be convened with
    595f.
  
  496. Seminar
b. Special Topics in Near Eastern Studies (3) [Rpt./4] May
    be convened with 596b.
w. Feminist Approaches in the Bible (3) I (Identical with JU
    S 496w) May be convened with 596w.
  
501. Ancient Mesopotamia (3) I (Identical with ANTH 501) May
    be convened with 401.
  
503b. Introduction to Comparative Literature and Literary
    Theory (3) II (Identical with CPLT 503b)
  
509a-509b. Biblical Hebrew (3 to 4--3 to 4) 1994-95 CDT For
  a description of course topics, see 409a-409b. Graduate-
  level requirements include extra extensive readings.
  (Identical with JU S 509a-509b) May be convened with 409a-
    409b.
  
534. Islamic Thought (3) II For a description of course
  topics, see 434. Graduate-level requirements include the
  submission of a research paper or book report on a subject
  or book approved by the instructor. May be convened with
    434.
  
535. Jewish Mysticism (3) II 1993-94 (Identical with JU S
    535) May be convened with 435.
  
537a-537b. Readings in Akkadian (3-3) (Identical with ANTH
    537a-537b)
  
540. Linguistic Change and Diachronic Theory (3) II
    (Identical with LING 540)
  
542. Transformation of Agrarian Societies in the Middle East
  (3) II For a description of course topics, see 442.
  Graduate-level requirements include the submission of an
  expanded research paper. (Identical with POL 542) May be
    convened with 442.
  
557. Prehistoric Mesopotamia (3) I (Identical with ANTH 557)
    May be convened with 457.
  
567. Population and Development in the Middle East (3) I For
  a description of course topics, see 467. Graduate-level
  requirements include submission of an expanded research
    paper. (Identical with POL 567) May be convened with 467.
  
568a-568b. Asia and the West (3-3) 1993-94 (Identical with
    HIST 568a-568b) May be convened with 468a-468b.
  
570. Religious History of India (3) (Identical with HIST
    570) May be convened with 470.
  
572. History of Medieval India (3) I 1993-94 (Identical with
    HIST 572) May be convened with 472.
  
573. History of Modern India and Pakistan: 1750-Present (3)
  II 1993-94 (Identical with HIST 573) May be convened with
    473.
  
574. Archaeometry: Scientific Methods in Art and Archaeology
  (3) II 1993-94 (Identical with ANTH 574) May be convened
    with 474.
  
577a-577b. History of the Middle East (3-3) For a
  description of course topics, see 477a-477b. Graduate-level
  requirements include a research paper or book report on a
  subject or book approved by the instructor. 577a is not
  prerequisite to 577b. (Identical with HIST 577a-577b) May be
    convened with 477a-477b.
  
578. Modern History of the Middle East (3) I For a
  description of course topics, see 478. Graduate-level
  requirements include an extra paper and exams. (Identical
    with HIST 578) May be convened with 478.
  
581a-581b. Archaeology of Syria-Palestine in the Bronze and
  Iron Ages (3-3) For a description of course topics, see
  481a-481b. Graduate-level requirements include a full-length
  research paper. P, consult department before enrolling. May
    be convened with 481a-481b.
  
584a-584b. Akkadian Linguistics (3-3) (Identical with ANTH
    584a-584b) May be convened with 484a-484b.
  
585. Social Organization of India and Pakistan (3) I For a
  description of course topics, see 485. Graduate-level
  requirements include a research paper based on original
  source material. (Identical with ANTH 585) May be convened
    with 485.
  
586. Political Systems of India and Pakistan (3) II For a
  description of course topics, see 486. Graduate-level
  requirements include a research paper based on original
  source material. (Identical with POL 586) May be convened
    with 486.
  
590. Women in Middle Eastern Society (3) I (Identical with
    ANTH 590) May be convened with 490.
  
592. History of Sufism (3) II (Identical with HIST 592) May
    be convened with 492.
  
  595. Colloquium
  d. Middle East (3) [Rpt.] I II
f. Ancient Near East (3) [Rpt./4] Consult department before
  enrolling. (Identical with JU S 595f) May be convened with
    495f.
  
  596. Seminar
b. Special Topics in Near Eastern Studies (3) [Rpt./4] May
    be convened with 496b.
m. Middle East: Topics in History and Civilization (3)
    [Rpt.] I II
q. Near Eastern Archaeology (3) [Rpt./6] I II (Identical
    with ANTH 596q)
w. Feminist Approaches in the Bible (3) I (Identical with JU
    S 596w) May be convened with 496w.
  
  696. Seminar
b. Cultural Anthropology (1-3) I II (Identical with ANTH
    696b, which is home)
i. International Water Resource Management (1-3) [Rpt./2] I
    (Identical with HWR 696i, which is home)

 


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