NEAREAST 490 - Topics in Near Eastern Studies
Section: 005 Everyday Lives in the Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Near East Studies (NEAREAST)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In the public imagination, as well as in scholarly work, the Middle East is a region most frequently associated with gender, politics, Islam, and their relationship. In this class, we will approach the region from a different angle: that of science and technology broadly understood. This will allow for a different, and broader, perspective on the region, but also offer the occasion to approach these classical themes (gender, politics, and religion) from unexpected angles. Drawing on works from anthropology and history, the class investigates how scientific theories and practices transform, interact with, and are shaped and imbricated in processes of state and class formation, debates and reconfigurations in and of the religious field, the management of individual bodies and the population, and cultural processes in the modern Middle East (from the 19th century to the present). We will look at various scientific knowledges and technologies, ranging from medicine, evolution, energy production, trains and the telegraph to the social sciences.

Course Requirements:

Class participation (15%), Presentation (15%), Reading responses (25%), Short papers (45%).

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NEAREAST 490 - Topics in Near Eastern Studies
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001 (SEM)
P
28447
Open
10
 
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Tu 3:30PM - 6:00PM
Note: This course is part of the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum. Students will video conference into a class at the University of Maryland. Please note that this course runs from January 24, 2018 through May 12, 2018.
002 (SEM)
P
32087
Open
17
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
32095
Open
25
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
32669
Open
30
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
32670
Open
10
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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