93-94 LS&A Bulletin

Middle Eastern and North African Studies

144 Lane Hall

764-0350

Professor Juan R.I. Cole, Director

May be elected as an area concentration program

Professors Barlow (Public Health), Bellamy, Coffin, Kolars, LeGassick, Luther, McCarus, Rammuny, and Stewart-Robinson (Near Eastern Studies), Endelman (Judaic Studies), J. Fine and Suny (History), Windfuhr (Near Eastern Studies), and Wright (Anthropology)

Associate Professors Bardakjian (Slavic Languages and Literature), Cole (History), Ginsberg (Near Eastern Studies), Lindner (History)

Assistant Professors Bonner (Near Eastern Studies), Crystal (Political Science), Goçek (Sociology), Messick (Anthropology) and Tabbaa (History of Art).

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies offers a multidisciplinary area concentration program to students who want to obtain a broad background on the modern Middle East and North Africa.

Prerequisites to Concentration. One of the following first year language sequences or the equivalent: Arabic 101 and 102, Arabic 221 and 222, Hebrew 201 and 202, Iranian 201 and 202 or Turkish 201 and 202. Strongly recommended: GNE 101 (Introduction to Near Eastern Studies), GNE 204 (Introduction to the World of Islam), History 240 (Introduction to Near Eastern History), Geography 101 (Introduction to Geography).

Concentration Program. A minimum of 30 credits chosen in consultation with and approved by the undergraduate concentration advisor. The courses chosen must include:

1. Anthropology 409.

2. History 443 and one of the following: 442, 538, 539, 542, 545.

3. Political Science, any one of the following: 353, 452, 453, 476.

4. One year of an appropriate language of the area (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish) beyond the first year level (course 202 or equivalent). For Arabic a student may count Arabic 201 and 202 or one year of colloquial Arabic (Egyptian, Syrian) as his second year of language study.

5. Two electives selected from the courses listed below (except courses chosen to fulfill the above requirements).

Honors Concentration. Special arrangements are made for qualified students to elect an Honors concentration. Candidates for an Honors concentration undertake independent research which is reported in a senior Honors thesis. Prospective Honors concentrators should consult with the Honors concentration advisor before the end of the junior year.

Advising. Prospective concentrators are encouraged to work closely with the area concentration advisor to develop a program of study consistent with individual needs. Academic advising appointments are scheduled at 144 Lane Hall.

Courses in Other Departments

The following courses, which may be included in a concentration plan, are offered by other departments and programs:

Anthropology: 409, 434, 509.

Geography: See General Near East (GNE) 423.

History: 385, 396 and 397 (appropriate sections), 442, 443, 531, 536, 537, 538, 539, 542, 545.

History of Art: 386, 486, 490, 491, 581, 582, 584.

Near Eastern Studies: Arabic and Berber Studies 201, 202, 401, 402, 403, 404, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 421, 422, 430, 501, 502, 503, 504, 535, 545, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555; Hebrew Studies 301, 302, 303, 304, 401, 402, 403, 404, 451, 452, 501, 502, 530, 551, 552, 553, 554; Iranian Studies 401, 402, 411, 412, 415, 416, 530, 531, 535, 542, 551, 552; Turkish Studies 401, 402, 411, 412, 440, 501, 502, 511, 512, 551, 552; General Near East 365, 423, 445, 446, 469, 485, 487, 488, 489, 585, 586.

Political Science: 353, 452, 453, 476.

Sociology 401, 490, appropriate sections of 496 and 497 and 596 and 597.


Courses in Middle Eastern and North African Studies (Division 440)

334/Hist. 334/GNE 334. Selected Topics in Near and Middle Eastern Studies. (3). (Excl).

490. Proseminar on Iran, Turkey and the Gulf. (3). (Excl).

491. Proseminar on the Arab World. (3). (Excl).

495. Senior Honors Thesis. Open only to Honors concentrators with senior standing. (3-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

496. Senior Honors Thesis. Open only to Honors concentrators with senior standing. 495 is prerequisite to 496. (3-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

520. Bibliographical Resources in Middle Eastern Studies. (1). (Excl).


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