NEAREAST 698 - Research Methods: Near Eastern Studies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Near East Studies (NEAREAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This seminar provides graduate students in the Department of Near Eastern Studies with methodological preparation for their study and research. Graduate students from other, related departments are also welcome. The underlying notion is that since our work tends to be interdisciplinary by nature, we need to look hard at our own assumptions and at the intellectual practices and styles within our own field(s), as well as within the humanities more generally.

We will engage issues in both the premodern and the modern Near East. We will think about what it means for us, inhabitants of the western world, to engage the Near East and its long past. What tools do we use for this, and how do we position ourselves in relation to our object of study?

Of course a broad range of topics will come up. Participants should engage these topics, including with matters that may be new to them or removed from their own main interests. At the same time, participants should engage these topics with their own research agendas in mind. They should reflect on what these problems and new horizons mean for their own projects and how they can benefit from new perspectives.

Intended Audience:

Graduate students in the department of Near Eastern Studies and related departments and programs

Class Format:

One three-hour session weekly

NEAREAST 698 - Research Methods: Near Eastern Studies
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001 (SEM)
Th 5:30PM - 8:30PM
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ISBN: 0962364274
Orthodoxy and heresy in earliest Christianity, Author: by Walter Bauer ; translated by a team from the Philadelphia Seminar on Christian Origins ; and edited by Robert A. Kraft and Gerhard Krodel., Publisher: Sigler Press Sigler Pre 1996
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9781412813198
Methodology of social sciences, Author: Max Weber ; translated and edited by Edward A. Shils and Henry A. Finch ; with a new introduction by Robert J. Antonio and Alan Sica., Publisher: Transaction Publishers 2011
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0295975199
Zakhor : Jewish history and Jewish memory, Author: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi ; foreword by Harold Bloom., Publisher: University of Washington Press 1996
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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