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Spring/Summer '00 Course Guide

Courses in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (Division 325)


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Spring Half-Term, 2000 (May 2 June 23, 2000)
Spring/Summer Term, 2000 (May 2 August 18, 2000)
Summer Half-Term, 2000 (June 28 August 18, 2000)


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Spring Half-Term Courses

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AAPTIS 291. Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish and Islamic Studies.

Section 101 Muslim Politics: Islam, Fundamentalism & the Media

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Using a variety of films and readings, this seminar style course shall seek to raise and answer a broad range of questions relating to contemporary political Islam. What is political Islam? Why has "Islamic fundamentalism" come to dominate the American imaginary of the "enemy"? How has the media effected this representation of the Muslim world? Why is "Islam" considered to be a threat? This course will attempt to demystify Muslim fundamentalism and challenge the notion that Muslim politics is a unified, homogenous phenomenon. We will thus move away from the sensationalist and essentialist depictions of a global monolithic and militant Islam on the move, an image created in part as a result of simplistic, often context-free and ahistorical media representations. We will also discuss why it has becomes necessary to talk about a variety of Islams, if we are to fully and critically appreciate the political dynamics of a diverse Muslim world, a world whose boundaries are by no means confined to the "East". Presupposing the vital need for interdisciplinary analysis, this course shall attempt to address as many facets as possible, of the complex historical interplay between cultures, politics and Islams.

Audience: The course is intended for a broad range of students, who are concerned with understanding our relationship with the modern Muslim world in this post-cold war era.

Student Level: This course is open to any level of student, but ideally those who have some prior knowledge of Islam, although no prior knowledge is assumed. The first week of class shall be devoted to an introduction to Islam, and students may also use this as a course to deepen their understanding of contemporary Islam and the Muslim world in general. The classes shall be held seminar style, in that students' active participation and discussion will be essential. Several films will also be used. Active participation and a page response to weekly readings, discussions and films, may be required. A final paper is mandatory.

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AAPTIS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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

Section 001 The Encounter Between Jews and Muslims in the Middle Ages. Meets with HJCS 491.101.

Instructor(s): Isaac Hollander (iholland@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/SP00/NES491/

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 491.101.

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AAPTIS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

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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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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AAPTIS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six 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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Summer Half-Term Courses

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AAPTIS 143. Intensive 1st Year Persian.

Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Persian 142. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This intensive course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Persian. This course will take students through to the basic mastery of the skills in reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking. Cultural as well as communicative skills are emphasized.

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AAPTIS 155. Intensive 1st Year Turkish.

Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Turkish 152. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This intensive course designed for students with no previous knowledge of Turkish. This course will take students through to the basic mastery of the skills and reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking. Cultural as well as communicative skills are emphasized.

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AAPTIS 173(Slavic 173)/Armenian 173. Intensive First-Year Western Armenian.

Language Courses

Section 201 Taught at Yerevan State University in Armenia. For More Information, Contact Dept.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (8). (LR).

Credits: (8 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Armenian Studies 173.201.

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AAPTIS 183(Slavic 183)/Armenian 183. Intensive First-Year Eastern Armenian.

Language Courses

Section 201 Taught at Yerevan State University in Armenia. For More Information, Contact Dept.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (8). (Excl).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Armenian Studies 183..

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AAPTIS 243. Intensive 2nd Year Persian.

Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Persian 142 or 143. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Persian 242. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

For students who have completed Beginning Persian or have equivalent proficiency, this course is designed to further develop oral communication, reading, and writing. During the course students will be exposed to samples of Persian patterns of communicative skills via dialog, samples of expository prose, and of literature.

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AAPTIS 255. Intensive 2nd Year Turkish.

Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Turkish 152 or 155. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Turkish 252. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

For students who have completed Beginning Turkish or have equivalent proficiency, this course is designed to further develop oral communication, reading, and writing. During the course students will be exposed to samples of expository prose, and of literature.

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AAPTIS 291. Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish and Islamic Studies.

Section 201 Anthropology of Islam

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines anthropological approaches to Islam. The goal of the class is to learn about religious practices and beliefs among Muslims in the Middle East and to become familiar with anthropological approaches to Islam. In the class we will discuss Muslim social theories and practices as well as how anthropologists interpret and represent them. We will consider different and changing religious forms and styles, Islamist movements, religious knowledge and education, gender and law. Previous knowledge of Islam or anthropology is not required for this class.

Students will be responsible for reading several articles, chapters or a short monograph each week and will be required (except for the first week) to write a one-page reaction paper, guided by a series of questions provided beforehand. There will be a midterm exam based on the readings, lectures and class discussions and, at the end of the term, each student will be required to write an 8-page paper and present his or her work to the class.

The class will meet 6 hours a week for 7 weeks with each 3-hour class devoted to a lecture and discussion. Until the midterm, more time will be devoted to lectures. After the midterm, more time will be devoted to discussion and to student presentations of end-of-term papers.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

AAPTIS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

AAPTIS 409. Business Arabic, I.

Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 204. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This sequence is offered for students and other members of the community who have completed two or more terms of Arabic and wish to continue Arabic study for career and professional purposes. The first part of the course focuses on topics related to the basic communication needs of travelers and business people and general information of Arab countries. The second part includes topics such as business customs and practice, commercial advertisements, business correspondence, business contracts and agreements, commercial and economic reports, etc. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to perform well in a variety of situations, both social and business. Textbooks: R. Rammuny, Business Arabic I & II.

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AAPTIS 410. Business Arabic, II.

Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 409. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended for intermediate high and advanced learners who have completed Arabic 202, 404 or higher level courses. It provides a learning context, using authentic business materials, in which the focus is task-oriented. The material includes commercial advertisements, business correspondence, banking documents and transactions, economic circulars, contracts and agreements. It is expected that the student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. understand commercials, business reports and commentaries represented orally in Arabic,
  2. read and comprehend original Arabic materials dealing with business and trade (correspondence, reports, banking documents, advertisements, contracts, etc.),
  3. communicate effectively and appropriately during business discussions and negotiation of contracts,
  4. fill out business forms, checks and documents; designed advertisements of various types; write business letters, notes and short reports, and
  5. understand and deal effectively with social customs and behavior involved in business practices and negotiations in the Arab world.

Course grade is based on class attendance and participation, quizzes and tests, and a final exam. Required Text: R. Rammuny, Business Arabic (Advanced level).

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

AAPTIS 417. Colloquial Levantine Arabic, I.

Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 102. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 418.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

AAPTIS 418. Colloquial Levantine Arabic, II.

Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 417. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This sequence provides extensive oral and communicative practice based on situational dialogues as used by native speakers in Jerusalem, Amman, Damascus, and Beirut. In the first part, the basic principles of pronunciation, grammar and functional vocabulary are emphasized through oral and pattern practice drills. Then emphasis shifts to practical use of the dialect through interactive communicative tasks involving teacher-student, student-student and group exchanges. There is a special focus on cultural and social conventions. The goal is to develop the ability to communicate with native speakers of Levantine Arabic with some ease. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required. Successful completion of this sequence will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement for students who have already completed Arabic 101-102 sequence.

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AAPTIS 480/Armenian Studies 483. Intensive Introductory Classical Armenian.

Language Courses

Section 201 Taught at Yerevan State University in Armenia. For More Information, Contact Dept.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Armenian 479. (6). (Excl).

Credits: (6 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Armenian Studies 480.201.

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AAPTIS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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