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Courses in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies

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AAPTIS 100 / ACABS 100 / HJCS 100 / Hist. 132. Peoples of the Middle East.

General Near Eastern Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kathryn Babayan (babayan@umich.edu) , Gary M Beckman (sidd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: https://cgi.www.umich.edu/~nes100/F01/

This course will survey Middle Eastern political, social, and cultural history from Sumer (3000 BC) to Khomeini's Iran (1979-89). The lectures, the readings, the visuals (web, movies, slides) are all geared towards providing the student with a sense of the nature of authority, political and cultural styles, the fabric of society, attitudes and behaviors, heroes and villains, that are and were part of the heritage of those peoples who lived in the lands between the Nile and Oxus rivers, generally referred to as the Middle East. Throughout the academic term you will have four quizzes, a midterm, and an accumulative final exam. A one-page synopsis of your readings will be due weekly for your discussion section.

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AAPTIS 101. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($12) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($12) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the first of a two-term sequence in elementary Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). It is designed for those students who want to study MSA for communication and academic purposes. It starts with an introduction to Arabic phonology and script combined with oral basic communication practice. This is followed by situational dialogues and short reading passages including basic vocabulary and fundamental grammatical structures. The course offers combined training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are provided with opportunities to practice Arabic through the use of highly-structured drills, contextualized exercises, and supplementary communicative activities. Course requirements include: daily preparation of the basic texts and the grammatical explanations; oral practice utilizing newly learned vocabulary and structures; reading supplementary short texts and situational dialogues and writing answers to certain drills; filling out forms and supplying simple biographical information. Course evaluation is based on class participation, daily written assignments, achievement tests, monthly comprehensive tests, and a final exam.

Textbooks:

  1. Arabic Sounds and Letters. A Beginning Programmed Course (Textbook and Manual);
  2. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, Part 1 (Lessons 1-12);
  3. Supplementary Enrichment Vocabulary and Achievement Tests to accompany EMSA;
  4. Hans Weher's Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic.
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AAPTIS 101. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carol B Bardenstein (cbardens@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($12) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($12) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the first of a two-term sequence in elementary Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). It is designed for those students who want to study MSA for communication and academic purposes. It starts with an introduction to Arabic phonology and script combined with oral basic communication practice. This is followed by situational dialogues and short reading passages including basic vocabulary and fundamental grammatical structures. The course offers combined training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are provided with opportunities to practice Arabic through the use of highly-structured drills, contextualized exercises, and supplementary communicative activities. Course requirements include: daily preparation of the basic texts and the grammatical explanations; oral practice utilizing newly learned vocabulary and structures; reading supplementary short texts and situational dialogues and writing answers to certain drills; filling out forms and supplying simple biographical information. Course evaluation is based on class participation, daily written assignments, achievement tests, monthly comprehensive tests, and a final exam. Textbooks: (1) Arabic Sounds and Letters. A Beginning Programmed Course (Textbook and Manual); (2) Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, Part 1 (Lessons 1-12); (3) Supplementary Enrichment Vocabulary and Achievement Tests to accompany EMSA; (4) Hans Weher's Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic.

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AAPTIS 141. Elementary Persian, I.

Persian-Iranian: Language Courses

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Persian 143. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Persian has been called the French of the Near/Middle East. Certainly, Persia/Iran has been in the news. Persian is an Indo-European language, related to English, etc. Its literature, like other arts, is a major part of Near/Middle Eastern and Muslim tradition. Persian 141 is the first term of a four-term sequence. It takes the student through to the basic mastery of the skills of reading and writing, and of comprehension and speaking. Cultural as well as communicative skills are emphasized. By the end of the term the student should be well versed in these skills. Individual students work with the instructor to polish and improve the student's Persian language skills. The objective is language use. Students who have special needs, such as those acquiring the knowledge of Persian for reading purposes, only, or for communicative skills, only, will be given special attention and special sessions. Similarly, students of Iranian heritage, who may know some Persian in its colloquial form, will find the linguistic and cultural content of this course stimulating.

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AAPTIS 151. Elementary Turkish, I.

Turkish: Language Courses

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Turkish 155. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Part of the departmental sequence in modern Turkish language, this course aims at introducing and providing the opportunity to practice the basic structures of Turkish. Although it specifically focuses on enhancing spoken proficiency, reading and writing skills are taught and practiced through special readings and written assignments. Students are evaluated in accordance with the provisional Proficiency Guidelines prepared by the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages, class participation, achievements in weekly quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination. The required texts are named by the person who happens to be teaching the course in a given year.

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AAPTIS 171 / Armenian 171. Western Armenian, I.

Armenian: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kevork B Bardakjian (kbar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AAPTIS 173. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Armenian. Reading, writing, and speaking are equally emphasized. Homework assignments and listening to tapes on a regular basis, frequent short tests, and a final examination are required. Overall performance throughout the year/term and in the final examination and compliance with requirements will determine the grade.

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AAPTIS 200 / Rel. 201 / ACABS 200 / HJCS 200. Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern.

General Near Eastern Studies

Section 001 Religions of the Book: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Instructor(s): Ralph G Williams (fiesole@umich.edu) , Alexander D Knysh (alknysh@umich.edu), Yaron Z Eliav (yzeliav@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies 200.001.

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AAPTIS 201. Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic, I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Muhammad S Eissa (eissa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 102. (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($16) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($16) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the first of two-term sequence continuation of the study of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) at the intermediate level. In this course learners will continue to build on their acquired proficiency in the elementary level or its equivalent towards achieving more fluency in reading, speaking, writing, and listening comprehension of MSA.

Class time will be devoted to introducing new vocabulary and grammar through communicative tasks and text readings. For each class session, students should allow for at least two hours for homework and other extracurricular activities. Students should take advantage of prearranged activities such as conversational hours, Arabic Circle, and other cultural events.

Class attendance and active participation, home assignments, and extracurricular activities are highly considered in evaluating students' performance. There will be periodic quizzes, midterm and final examinations.

Successful completion of Elementary Modern Standard Arabic or equivalent is required to register in this course. Continuing students who did not take AAPTIS 102 as well as new students are required to take the placement test prior to registering in this course. The instructor has the right to replace students in a higher or lower level should this be for the benefit of the student and the whole class.

Textbooks:

  1. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic. Parts 1 and 2,
  2. Hans Wehr: Arabic English Dictionary, and
  3. Standard Achievement Tests to Accompany EMSA.
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AAPTIS 203. Intermediate Arabic for Communication I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Muhammad S Eissa (eissa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 102. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The Intermediate Arabic for Communication sequence (Arabic 203 and 204) is designed for students and persons who have completed at least one year of standard Arabic and want to expand their knowledge of spoken and written standard Arabic for communication and career purposes. Arabic 203 provides useful information on all Arab countries and includes topics related to the communication needs of travelers and business people such as obtaining a visa, making travel arrangements, filling out entry and exit forms in airports, making hotel reservations, staying at a hotel, making telephone conversations, ordering a meal at restaurants, etc. The situational-communicative methodology is used throughout the course to help students become fluent in the use of Arabic in communicative situations. Emphasis is placed on listening, speaking, writing, and culture through a combination of video, audio, and text supported by multimedia interactive practice in the computer lab. Course grade is based on class attendance and participation, weekly quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination. Textbook: Arabic for Communication: Language, Culture, and Business (Lessons 1-10).

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AAPTIS 241. Intermediate Persian, I.

Persian-Iranian: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gernot L Windfuhr (windfuhr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Persian 142 or 143. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Persian 243. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to lead the student to an intermediate level of linguistic competence in the four language skills comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing and in cultural-social skills. Students will become familiar with higher levels of language registers, including expository prose, literature, and formal speech. Both written and multi-media materials will be applied. The basic required textbook is G. Windfuhr and S. Bostanbakhsh's Modern Persian, Intermediate Level I (with cassettes). The class will be mainly conducted in Persian, with occasional discussions of linguistic matters in English. Grades will be based on attendance, class participation, assignments and quizzes, as well as a midterm and a final exam.

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AAPTIS 251. Intermediate Turkish, I.

Turkish: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gottfried Hagen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Turkish 152 or 155. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Turkish 255. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Part of the department sequence in modern Turkish. Those who enroll in the course should have completed Turkish 152 or equivalent. All participants are tested to ascertain their levels of proficiency in the language and the results determine the strategy to be followed by the instructor. Normally the first few weeks are devoted to structures and syntax not covered in the first year. The text used for this course is G. Lewis' Teach Yourself Turkish. M. Galin's Turkish Sampler is used for reading. The learning is done through exercises, compositions, reading, translation, and conversation. Student evaluation is based on class performance, written work, a midterm and final as well as a test to determine level of proficiency.

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AAPTIS 269 / Hist. 278. Introduction to Turkish Civilizations.

Turkish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gottfried J Hagen

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course will teach the basic features of Turkish civilizations from the earliest time to the 20th century, from the viewpoint of cultural history. The course will discuss the issue of the bonds between the Turkish peoples on both the linguistic and on the cultural level. Besides an overview of the history of Turkish Empires with a special focus on the Ottoman Empire, common cultural elements will be discussed as well. These include tribal origins and tribal life, myths of origins as preserved in the vast epic literature, religious developments from shamanism to monotheistic religions, as well as aspects of material culture and arts. Attendance, participation in classroom discussions, midterm, term paper, and final exam.

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AAPTIS 274 / Armenian 274. Armenia: Culture and Ethnicity.

Armenian Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kevork B Bardakjian (kbar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

R&E Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Armenian Studies 274.001.

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AAPTIS 281 / Armenian 281. Intermediate Eastern Armenian I.

Armenian: Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Armenian 182. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This second-year Armenian course is for those who have completed AAPTIS 181-182 (1st Year Eastern Armenian). It is designed to give full grounding in the fundamentals of Eastern Armenian grammar and to help students improve proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the language. In addition to homework, students will be introduced to various aspects of Armenian culture. Eastern Armenian, A Textbook, by K.B. Bardakjian and B. Vaux will be complemented with a course-pack to introduce the students to the finer points of grammar and syntax. There will be weekly tests, midterm and final exams. Grades will be based on attendance, performance throughout the year and finals. Undergraduates and graduates in Near Eastern Studies, Slavic, Linguistics, Comparative Literature and History. Four hours a week, of class recitation and discussion.

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AAPTIS 381. Introduction to Arab Literature in Translation.

Arabic Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Trevor Legassick (tleg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (3). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Materials in English translation will illustrate the progression of Arabic Literary culture from the earliest recorded sources to the present. Lectures and discussion, along with audio-visual materials, will introduce the essentials of the history of the Arabs and the cultural context expressed in their writings. Examination of pre-Islamic poetry will lead to discussion of the religious and historical texts of Islam. The literary legacy of the Caliphal period will be presented. The Arabian Nights will be seen to illustrate the popular culture of the times. Bell-lettrist works and those of the Arab explorers, scientists, and philosophers will be sampled. The contacts between the Arab world and the West in the modern era will be seen to have resulted in new departures in Arabic Literature, with the rise of the play, the short story, and the novel. Particular attention will be given to the works of Naguib Mahfouz, the Egyptian winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Students will write a series of short papers commenting upon aspects of the works assigned. Credit will also be given for attendance and for class discussion. A professor of Arabic literature, the instructor is a much-published translator and commentator on Arabic literature.

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AAPTIS 403. Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Muhammad S Eissa (eissa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 202. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course emphasizes the use of Arabic language. That is, students will develop the ability to:

  1. communicate/speak in Arabic with native speakers of Arabic;
  2. understand spoken Arabic;
  3. read and understand selected readings taken from various genres of modern prose fiction and non-fiction as well as Arabic newspaper and magazines; and
  4. enhance writing skills.

Use of Arabic is emphasized throughout the whole course based on communicative approaches to learning. Course grade is based on class attendance and participation, written assignments, weekly quizzes and tests, and a final exam.

Required text:

  1. Peter Abboud et al., Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Part II (Lessons 30-45),
  2. Supplementary Enrichment Vocabulary to Accompany EMSA, and
  3. Standard Achievement Tests to Accompany EMSA.
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AAPTIS 461 / Hist. 442. The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East.

Islamic Studies and Near Eastern History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael David Bonner (mbonner@umich.edu), Rudi P Lindner (rpl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. Taught in English. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Team taught by Professors Bonner (NES) and Lindner (History), this is the first course in a two-course introductory sequence (442 and 443) that covers Near Eastern history from the era of Muhammad to the present. Our purpose is to introduce you to (and give you some practice in) methods of studying the Near East as well as to some of the content of Near Eastern history; we expect no previous background in the field.

This course begins with the background and rise of Islam and ends in the heyday of the Ottoman Turkish and Safavid Persian empires, circa 1700. Although the basic organization of the course is chronological, we will discuss topics in such areas as politics and governance, religion (formal and "folk," including theology and mysticism), law, foreign relations and war, art and architecture, literature, economics, and social life. The classes will include lectures by (and probably discussions between) the instructors, and there will also be weekly class discussion of the assigned readings. In addition to the final examination, students will be expected to prepare two three-page exercises based on the readings, which will consist of modern scholarly works and translated medieval sources.

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AAPTIS 464 / Hist. 543. Perso-Islamic Civilization in the Eastern Caliphate and India, 900-1350.

Persian-Iranian Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kathryn Babayan (babayan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. Taught in English. (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course will focus on the Persianate idiom in Islamdom, delineating the ways and arenas in which Iranian political and cultural traditions became embedded in Islamdom, particularly in its central and eastern domains. We will begin with the Abbasids (750-945) and end with the formation of gun powder empires (Ottomans/Safavis/Uzbeks/Mughuls) in the early modern period.

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AAPTIS 486. Topics in Modern Arabic Literature in Translation.

Arabic Literature and Culture in English

Section 001 Autobiography.

Instructor(s): Anton Shammas (antons@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AAPTIS 491. Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 001 Islamic Legal Theory. Meets With AAPTIS 591.001 and Law 812.001

Instructor(s): Sherman A Jackson (sajackso@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 591.001.

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AAPTIS 491. Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 002.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AAPTIS 491. Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 002 MUSLIMS UNDER AND AFTER SOCIALISM.

Instructor(s): Liu

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

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AAPTIS 496 / WS 496. Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.

Islamic Studies and Near Eastern History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carol B Bardenstein (cbardens@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine the many different ways that gender and female and male subjectivities "of" the Middle East are constructed, represented, and deployed in a variety of literary and cultural forms, including the novel, short story, travel accounts, and visual images in film, photography, and painting. Topics we will explore include the veiling of women, genderized and sexualized aspects of the relationship portrayed and enacted between colonizer and colonized in the Middle Eastern context, images of women in nationalist discourse, constructions of masculinity and "manliness," challenges to and subversions of traditionally inscribed gender roles, etc. Close attention will be paid to differences between such representations which emerge as a result of who authors or creates them, and from what kind of gendered subject position European/western men, European/western women, Middle Eastern men, Middle Eastern women.

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AAPTIS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Occasional Course

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The Senior Honors thesis is for students who have been approved by the Near Eastern Studies concentration advisor, Honors advisor, and the LS&A Honors Council. The length of the thesis may vary, but 50-60 pages is common. Two advisors should be chosen. The principal advisor is a member of the faculty in whose field of expertise the thesis topic lies, and he or she oversees the student's research and the direction taken by the thesis.

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AAPTIS 501. Advanced Arabic Conversation and Composition.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Raji M Rammuny (raram@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 404. Taught in Arabic. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The objectives of this course are to develop fluency and accuracy in understanding, speaking, and writing modern standard Arabic, and to expand students' awareness of Arab-Islamic culture and civilization. The course is based on a variety of literary texts and authentic cultural audio-visual materials including slides, video cassettes, and films. The course materials reflect not only the literary but also the cultural, social, and political trends of contemporary Arab society. Occasionally, students are required to read outside topics and give brief presentations. Evaluation is based on daily preparations, weekly written compositions, monthly tests, and a final paper in Arabic. Textbook is Advanced Standard Arabic by Raji Rammuny. Parts One and Two.

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AAPTIS 532. Arabic Linguistics.

Linguistics: Arabic

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey G Heath (jheath@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Some knowledge of Arabic. Open to undergraduates with instructor's permission. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Introduction to the linguistic analysis of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Arabic (literary and dialectal), with some attention to historical and sociolinguistic aspects. Topics include the modeling of derivational ablaut, the historical trend toward simpler word forms and more rigid phrasal syntax, the concept of creolization and its possible application to Arabic vernaculars, diglossia, and the mixing of literary Arabic and foreign material into modern vernaculars.

For students with some training in literary Arabic or significant exposure to any Arabic vernacular. Open to undergraduates with instructor's permission. Aimed primarily at graduate students in NES, some of whom have strong linguistic interests, but it could accommodate interested students from Anthropology, Linguistics, History, etc. Also undergraduates who have done extensive coursework in Arabic and are developing linguistic interests. Not designed as an adjunct to basic language courses. Lecture/Discussion.

Class attendance and participation. Short assignments and two papers.

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AAPTIS 544. Modern Persian Fiction.

Persian-Iranian Literature and Culture in Persian

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gernot L Windfuhr (windfuhr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Persian 242 or 243. Taught in Persian. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a third-year, advanced level Persian course. It offers an introduction to contemporary Persian fiction and the dominant themes of the cultural and political matrix in which the texts originate. It is taught as a "hands-on" proseminar. Students will take turns in discussing assigned texts, authors, and topics. The language of the class is Persian, with occasional discussions of technical and linguistic matters in English. The required texts and secondary readings include a course pack and readings from books on reserve. Grades are based on class participation, reports and presentations, and a term project.

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AAPTIS 563. Modern Arabic Nonfiction.

Arabic Literature and Culture in Arabic

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Trevor Legassick (tleg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 403 or reading knowledge of Arabic. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces the work of major Arab writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Variable in focus according to the interests of the class, readings are selected for translation, analysis, and commentary. The course explores the historical progression in the development of political and societal theories in modern times in the Arab world.

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AAPTIS 591. Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 001 Islamic Legal Theory. Meets With AAPTIS 491.001 and Law 812.001

Instructor(s): Sherman A Jackson (sajackso@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will introduce students to classical Islamic legal theory and some applications of positive law in the Sunni tradition. After a brief review of the seminal controversies that defined the "formative period," and the development of Islamic legal theory, we will examine the interpretive modus operandi of the full-blown schools of law in the "post- formative" era. This will include an examination of such key issues as ijtihad versus taqlid, the madhhab (or school of law), the legal responsum (fatwa), legal ecclecticism, and the issue of legal change, stasis and borrowing. This will be carried out via a general overview of a number of areas of positive law, e.g., marriage, divorce, abortion, child custody, and legal procedure. The course will conclude with a look at developments in Islamic legal thinking in modern times, including an examination of some legal responsa (in translation) to some important modern controversies and a few samples of jurisprudential writings of Muslim scholars in the East and West. All required readings will be in English.

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AAPTIS 593. Mini Course Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 001 THE MODERN TURKISH NOVEL.

Instructor(s): Cebeci

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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