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Spring/Summer 2002 Course Guide

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

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Summer Half-Term Courses


AAPTIS 101. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($12) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students must register for both courses in the AAPTIS 101-102 sequence, which provides an accelerated introduction to the phonology and script of Modern Standard Arabic and its basic vocabulary and fundamental structures. Emphasis is placed on developing speaking, reading and writing skills through simple short texts, situational dialogues, and interactive communicative activities. This sequence is equivalent to one year of Arabic study. Textbooks: Rammuny, Arabic Sounds and Letters and Manual, Brustad et al., Al-Kitab, Part One.

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AAPTIS 102. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, II.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 101. (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 102.201.

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

AAPTIS 173 / ARMENIAN 173. Intensive First-Year Western Armenian.

Armenian: Language Courses

Section 201 TAUGHT AT YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN ARMENIA. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DEPT.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AAPTIS 172. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Armenian Studies 173.201.

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AAPTIS 183 / ARMENIAN 183. Intensive First-Year Eastern Armenian.

Armenian: Language Courses

Section 201 TAUGHT AT YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN ARMENIA. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DEPT.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AAPTIS 182. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Armenian Studies 183.201.

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

AAPTIS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Occasional Course

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: 5, Permission of Instructor

AAPTIS 415. Colloquial Egyptian Arabic, I.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 202 or 403. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This sequence, AAPTIS 415/416, is offered for students and other members of the community who have completed one year of standard Arabic. It provides extensive oral and communicative practice based on situational dialogues as used by native Egyptian speakers. The basic principles of pronunciation, grammar, and functional vocabulary are emphasized through oral and pattern practice drills. The goal is to develop the ability to communicate with native speakers of Egyptian Arabic with some ease. Aspects of Egyptian culture will be made familiar to the students in the course of language practice. Successful completion of this sequence will satisfy the LS&A foreign language requirement.

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AAPTIS 416. Colloquial Egyptian Arabic, II.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 415. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 416.201.

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AAPTIS 480 / ARMENIAN 483. Intensive Introductory Classical Armenian.

Armenian: Language Courses

Section 201 TAUGHT AT YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN ARMENIA. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DEPT.

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

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

Credits: (6 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Armenian Studies 483.201.

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AAPTIS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Occasional Course

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 Half-Term Courses


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

Occasional Course

Section 101 Postcolonial Islam: Muslim Politics, Fundamentalism and Globalization

Instructor(s): Najeeb A Jan (janna@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Islam has literally been "thrown" into every American household, and with it a host of confusing symbols, imageries, and conflicting interpretations. Bush has told us that this "New War" is not about Islam. Rushdie claims that it is! This course shall attempt to equip students with a variety fo intellectual tools with which they may begin to think critically and reflexively about a complex set of issues around the "question of Islam." I do this by raising a broad range of problematics relating to contemporary political Islam, while throwing into question the validity or adequateness of the primary analytic categories (Islam, fundamentalism, modernity, etc.) used to explain and understand the present crisis. What for instance is political Islam, or rather what is the relationship of the political to the religious? Islamic fundamentalism had already come to dominate the American imaginary of the enemy, but in the wake of 911 is this view justified? How has the media effected this representation of the Muslim world? Are we indeed heading for a clash of civilizations?

In part this course will attempt to demystify Muslim/Islamic fundamentalism and challenge the notion that Muslim politics is a unified, homogenous phenomenon. While moving away from the sensationalist and essentialist depictions of a global monolithic and militant Islam on the move, an image created in large part as a result of simplistic often context-free and ahistorical media representations, we also ask if it indeed desirable to dismiss groups like the Taliban as mere extremist deviants. In other words, in the absence of the Prophet, who speaks for "true" Islam? Because "Islam" still remains the site of intense and often violent contestations which continue to forge the parameters of state legitimacy and a variety of nationalist and pan-Islamic imaginations, a situated and historical study of Islamist forces becomes vital in our understanding of the nature and direction of socio-political transformations in the modern world. Hence we also will discuss the ways in which it becomes necessary to talk of a variety of Islams, if we are to fully appreciate the political dynamics of a diverse Muslim world, a world, as 911, so clearly demonstrates, whose boundaries are by no means confined to 'the East.' Course requirements: Active participation and a two page response to every week's readings, discussions, and films. A final paper and exam.

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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 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: 5, Permission of Instructor

AAPTIS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Occasional Course

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: 5, Permission of Instructor

Spring/Summer Term Courses


AAPTIS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Occasional Course

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: 5, Permission of Instructor

AAPTIS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Occasional Course

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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