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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Middle Eastern and North African Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


MENAS 490. Proseminar on Iran, Turkey and the Gulf.

Section 001 Impressions of Turkish Author.

Instructor(s): Ahmet Husrev Altan

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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MENAS 495. Senior Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to Honors concentrators with senior standing. (3-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

To be taken in the senior year by students in the area concentration program on Near Eastern and North African Studies who have been admitted to the Honors Program. Two to three advisors should be chosen; the principal advisor must be a member of the faculty in whose field of expertise the thesis topic lies. The proposal for the thesis should be submitted by the end of the junior year.

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MENAS 520. Bibliographical Resources in Middle Eastern Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jonathan H Rodgers

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

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/area/Near.East/CourseDescription520.htm

This course consists of a series of seminars in which the instructor introduces in the form of prepared bibliographies and short lectures the most significant bibliographical resources for the study of the Middle East, including printed materials and locally available and remote electronic media. The course treats the bibliographical structures of the disciplines of history, languages and literature, politics, economics, and sociology, religion and philosophy, and art and archaeology within the context of Middle Eastern area studies. The course will be of interest as well to students of the Ancient Near East, Bible, Judaica, Islamic studies, and the classical languages and literatures of the Near East.

As a seminar course, the students can expect to engage in the discussion, critical evaluation, and actual use of the bibliographical tools introduced in the course. Students will present in the seminar sessions critical evaluations of the materials introduced during the previous weeks' classes. The course will meet for one hour every week for the semester and is open for enrollment for credit by graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

Many students who decide to concentrate in Middle Eastern studies initially confront serious obstacles as they attempt to locate, gather, and organize resources for their own research projects or, as research assistants, for faculty. The source of the problem is the inability to make efficient use of the library and, in particular, inadequate preparation in the use of the available resources or the lack of knowledge of what bibliographical resources are available in the disciplines. An introduction to these resources, accompanied by assigned work in the use of the materials, will help students enrolled in the course overcome the difficulties in locating and organizing research materials for their papers or dissertations.

Evaluation criteria include class participation and a paper (e.g., an extensive bibliography of an area of interest to the student, a shorter more focused annotated bibliography, or a descriptive essay on an area of research).

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MENAS 591. Interdisciplinary Middle East Topics Seminar.

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Michael A Fahy

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing; concentration in MENAS, NES or other fields with main interest in Middle Eastern Studies. (2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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