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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)



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

General Near Eastern Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: https://cgi.www.umich.edu/~nes100/F03/

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 two quizzes, a midterm, and a cumulative 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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. 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 Arabic. It is designed for concentrators and those who need Arabic to satisfy the language requirement. It provides an introduction to the phonology and script of Modern Standard Arabic and its basic vocabulary and fundamental structures. It offers combined training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There will be a focus on simple interactive communicative tasks involving teacher-student, student-student, and group interactions. Reading and cultural skills are developed through simple short texts and situational dialogues. There will be daily written assignments involving supplying answers to certain drills and questions on reading comprehension passages, filling out forms, and writing short messages and paragraphs. Evaluation will be based on class participation, weekly quizzes and tests, and a final exam. Regular use of the language laboratory or recorded tapes for home use is required to reinforce class work and also to do the recorded assignments. Textbooks:

  1. Arabic Sounds and Letters. A Beginning Program Course, by R. Rammuny (Textbook and Manual).
  2. Al-Kitab. Part One, by K. Brustad et al. (Lessons 1-10).
  3. Hans Wehr'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). May not be repeated for credit. 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 Arabic. It is designed for concentrators and those who need Arabic to satisfy the language requirement. It provides an introduction to the phonology and script of Modern Standard Arabic and its basic vocabulary and fundamental structures. It offers combined training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There will be a focus on simple interactive communicative tasks involving teacher-student, student-student, and group interactions. Reading and cultural skills are developed through simple short texts and situational dialogues. There will be daily written assignments involving supplying answers to certain drills and questions on reading comprehension passages, filling out forms, and writing short messages and paragraphs. Evaluation will be based on class participation, weekly quizzes and tests, and a final exam. Regular use of the language laboratory or recorded tapes for home use is required to reinforce class work and also to do the recorded assignments.

Textbooks:

  1. Arabic Sounds and Letters. A Beginning Program Course, by R. Rammuny (Textbook and Manual).
  2. Al-Kitab. Part One, by K. Brustad et al. (Lessons 1-10).
  3. Hans Wehr's Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

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AAPTIS 101. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 004.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($12) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($12) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/aaptis/101/004.nsf

This is the first of a two-term sequence in elementary Arabic. It is designed for concentrators and those who need Arabic to satisfy the language requirement. It provides an introduction to the phonology and script of Modern Standard Arabic and its basic vocabulary and fundamental structures. It offers combined training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There will be a focus on simple interactive communicative tasks involving teacher-student, student-student, and group interactions. Reading and cultural skills are developed through simple short texts and situational dialogues. There will be daily written assignments involving supplying answers to certain drills and questions on reading comprehension passages, filling out forms, and writing short messages and paragraphs. Evaluation will be based on class participation, weekly quizzes and tests, and a final exam. Regular use of the language laboratory or recorded tapes for home use is required to reinforce class work and also to do the recorded assignments. Textbooks:

  1. Arabic Sounds and Letters. A Beginning Program Course, by R. Rammuny (Textbook and Manual).
  2. Al-Kitab. Part One, by K. Brustad et al. (Lessons 1-10).
  3. Hans Wehr's Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

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AAPTIS 141. Elementary Persian, I.

Persian-Iranian: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Shayan Afshar (afshar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Persian 143.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an elementary level course emphasizing oral fluency, reading comprehension, and written expression. The objectives of the course are to work with the students in a lively and an interactive environment to:

  1. communicate and converse in Persian (Farsi) on a variety of daily and common topics.
  2. develop reading skills of texts of elementary level difficulty (and more advanced readings by the end of the second academic term).
  3. write elementary narrative style paragraphs, simple correspondence and/or memoirs, coherently, (of course) with a reasonable accuracy.
  4. acquire and develop cultural awareness through readings, class discussions, presentations and films, picture books, and etc!

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AAPTIS 151. Elementary Turkish, I.

Turkish: Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Turkish 155.

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.

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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: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AAPTIS 173.

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 / ACABS 200 / HJCS 200 / RELIGION 201. 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). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/religion/201/001.nsf

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): ( @umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 102. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($16) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($16) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/aaptis/201/004.nsf

The sequence of AAPTIS 201 and 202 is designed for students concentrating in Arabic or those who want to study Arabic for academic and research purposes. AAPTIS 201 continues the process of acquiring proficiency in the language. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed through short texts, drill practice, and communicative activities focusing on the newly introduced vocabulary and grammatical structures. Required outside homework includes daily preparation of lessons, written assignments, regular use of the tapes that accompany each lesson, and occasional extra reading assignments with the aid of the Arabic-English dictionary. Use of Arabic is emphasized throughout the whole course. Course grade is based on class attendance and participation, weekly achievement tests and quizzes, midterm and a final examination including an oral component. Textbook: Al-Kitab, Part Two (Lessons 1-5).

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AAPTIS 201. Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic, I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): ( @umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 102. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($16) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($16) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The sequence of AAPTIS 201 and 202 is designed for students concentrating in Arabic or those who want to study Arabic for academic and research purposes. AAPTIS 201 continues the process of acquiring proficiency in the language. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed through short texts, drill practice, and communicative activities focusing on the newly introduced vocabulary and grammatical structures. Required outside homework includes daily preparation of lessons, written assignments, regular use of the tapes that accompany each lesson, and occasional extra reading assignments with the aid of the Arabic-English dictionary. Use of Arabic is emphasized throughout the whole course. Course grade is based on class attendance and participation, weekly achievement tests and quizzes, midterm and a final examination including an oral component. Textbook: Al-Kitab, Part Two (Lessons 1-5).

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AAPTIS 203. Intermediate Arabic for Communication I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): ( @umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 102. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/aaptis/203/001.nsf

The Intermediate Arabic for Communication sequence (AAPTIS 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. AAPTIS 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): Shayan Afshar (afshar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 142 or 143. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Persian 243.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an intermediate to advanced level course in Persian. Emphasis will be on oral fluency, reading comprehension, and written expression. The objectives of this course are to work with the students in a lively and interactive environment to:

  1. communicate and converse in Persian (Farsi) on a variety of daily topics and selected contemporary Persian Literary figures and issues.
  2. develop further the reading skills of the students through the auxiliary texts of an intermediary to the somewhat advanced ones.
  3. write narrative style of short essays, correspondence and/or memoir, coherently with acceptable accuracy!
  4. develop cultural awareness through readings, class discussions, presentations, films, and etc.

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AAPTIS 251. Intermediate Turkish, I.

Turkish: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 152 or 155. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Turkish 255.

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 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). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Armenian Studies 274.001.

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AAPTIS 285 / HISTART 285. Introduction to the Art and Architecture of the Islamic World.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sussan Babaie (sbabaie@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 285.001.

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 393 / ACABS 393 / RELIGION 393. The Religion of Zoroaster.

Persian-Iranian Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Zoroastrianism has fascinated many. This course explores the emergence and development of this ancient religion which is still practiced today, from its beginnings in central Asia in the second millennium BC to its rise as the religion of the pre-Islamic empires of Persian Achaemenids, the Parthians, and Sasanians, up to the present. Zoroastrianism is mostly recognized as the religion of the Magi.

Students will study the Zoroastrian views on the world as the battlefield of the forces of Good and Evil, and the fundamental role of mankind in the fight against Evil, toward universal Salvation, and in the latter part of the course discuss the similarities of these views to some of those in Judaism, Christianity, as well as Classical and Modern Western Thought.

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AAPTIS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

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AAPTIS 403. Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): ( @umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 202. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/aaptis/403/001.nsf

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 newspapers 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: Peter Abboud et al., Modern Standard Arabic Intermediate Level (Revised edition) Lessons 1-10.

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AAPTIS 440. The Literature of the Turks.

Turkish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gottfried J Hagen (ghagen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/aaptis/440/001.nsf

The objective of the course is to provide an introduction to the literary activities of the Turkish people from their origins in Central Asia around 600 AD to the Turkish contribution to world literature today. Taught in English with English translations of prose and poetry, it will serve Near Eastern Studies concentrators, undergraduates, graduate and other interested students, to savor a literature that began with a few inscriptions and is, today, on a par with the best of literatures, both in quality and quantity. The course will consist of lectures and discussions focusing on background, historical contexts, and critical appraisals of literary material. One focus will be on the dialectics of influence, tradition, and creativity; another will be on performative aspects, orality, and Sitz im Leben. Students will write short papers on weekly readings, and a research paper.

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AAPTIS 451. Introductory Ottoman Turkish, I.

Turkish: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gottfried J Hagen (ghagen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 152 or 155. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

First part of the departmental sequence in Ottoman Turkish. This course will introduce students with intermediate or higher-level Modern Turkish to original texts from a wide variety of printed sources. Based on those, it will teach the Arabic script and the essential elements of Arabic and Persian origin in Ottoman Turkish grammar. Materials will be made available through a course website. Midterm and final exam.

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AAPTIS 467 / HISTORY 541 / RELIGION 467. Shi'ism: The History of Messianism and the Pursuit of Justice in Islamdom.

Islamic Studies and Near Eastern History

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will survey the history of diverse Alid movements from the assassination of Ali (d. 661) to the crystallization of Shi'ism into distinct political, legal, and theological schools (Twelver, Isma'ili, Zaydi), and ends with the establishment of Twelver Shi'ism as an imperial religion in Safavi Iran (1501-1722). Emphasis on the debate over authority in Islam.

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AAPTIS 469. Islamic Intellectual History.

Islamic Studies and Near Eastern History

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course presents some of the great thinkers and ideas of the classical Islamic tradition. It explores a number of fields, ranging from law and theology to mysticism and philosophy. The focus will be on a close reading of a number of "great books" of the Islamic tradition, by authors such as Ibn Sina, Ibn Arabi, Ghazali, and Ibn Khaldun. The primary source readings will be supplemented by some modern historical accounts. Two papers, midterm, final exam.

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AAPTIS 486. Topics in Modern Arabic Literature in Translation.

Arabic Literature and Culture in English

Section 001 — Mappings of Arab Renaissance.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (3). (Excl). May be elected up to three times for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The different histories of the Arab Nahdah (Renaissance) have been mainly a reflection of the different mappings of the problematically complex relationship between the Arab World and the West, in the wake of the French invasion of Egypt in 1798. This course will offer a cultural, literary and intellectual reading of the Nahdah from the standpoint of its forerunners, from Al-Jabarti to Jabra. It will explore some of the traditionally ignored events of the nineteenth century: the publication of the Bulaq edition of alf laylah wa-laylah in 1935; Shidyaq's 1855 al-saq 'ala al-saq; the 1865 Protestant translation of the Bible into Arabic; Bustani's Encyclopedia; the 1882 "Darwin Affair," etc. Besides focusing on the intellectual biographies of some of the "founders," a special emphasis will be put on the emergence of the concept of time in modern Arabic literature, heralding the rise of the Arabic novel as a literary genre. Students will be evaluated through class performance; three, e-mailed short essays on the weekly readings, for in-class presentations; and a term paper.

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AAPTIS 496 / WOMENSTD 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). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected more than once for credit. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of AAPTIS 498, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/aaptis/501/001.nsf

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 540 / LING 540. Structure of Persian and Iranian Linguistics.

Linguistics: Persian-Iranian

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

For students interested in Iranian, Near Eastern Languages, and comparative linguistics. The objective of this course is the position of Persian within Iranic dialectology and the larger context of symbolic and adjacent language groups.

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AAPTIS 541. Classical Persian Texts.

Persian-Iranian Literature and Culture in Persian

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Shayan Afshar (afshar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 242 or 243. Taught in English. (3). (Excl). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the instructor.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an advanced reading course in Persian historical and literary texts, both prose and poetry, recommended for graduate students or heritage students with a high school education from Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan or any Persian speaking society. Selections from the following three books will be read, studied and discussed: Hezar-sal Nasr-e Farsi by Karim Keshâvarz, and Ganjineh-ye Sokhan and Persian Literary History by Z. Safa. Course requirements include class participation, a midterm presentation, and a final paper. Presentation and paper topics will be discussed and decided in consultation with the instructor. For additional information, contact Dr. Afshar at afshar@umich.edu.

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AAPTIS 553. Modern Turkish Readings.

Turkish: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): van Schaaik

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 252 or 255. (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

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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 567. Readings in Classical Islamic Texts.

Arabic Literature and Culture in Arabic

Section 001 — Muslim Theology.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 202 or 403. Taught in English. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

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This course focuses on the analytical reading of classical Arabic texts from different fields of the Islamic tradition. This academic term the topic will be Muslim theology. This will include a brief historical survey of the development of the theological discourse in medieval Islam along with a thematic treatment of some of the most salient issues debated among theologians. Selections will be drawn from both the traditionalist (Ahl al-hadith and Hanbalites) and rationalist (Mu'tazilite, Ash'arite, Maturidite) traditions. Reading knowledge of Arabic required. Course lectures will be in English. Midterm and brief translation with a critical introduction.

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AAPTIS 592. Seminar in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 001 — Classical Arabic Grammar.

Instructor(s): Jackson

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

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