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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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AAPTIS 102. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, II.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 101. (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($10) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In Arabic 102, the focus on acquisition of the basic vocabulary and fundamental structures of Arabic is continued through grammar presentations, and oral and written practice based on short readings including simple news items, narration, and description. There is increased emphasis on developing conversational, reading, and writing skills as well as focus on communicative drills and activities involving student-teacher, student-student, and group interactions. Daily written assignments are required involving short descriptions and narration utilizing vocabulary and structures covered in class. Grades are based on class participation, periodic comprehensive tests, and a final exam including an oral component. Textbooks: Abboud et al., Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, Part One (Lessons 13-25).

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AAPTIS 142. Elementary Persian, II.

Persian-Iranian: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yashar Afshar

Prerequisites & Distribution: Persian 141. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Persian 143. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is the continuation of Elementary Persian 141. All four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) will be emphasized. The course will be conducted in Persian with occasional recourse to English for grammatical explanations. There will be daily assignments and in-class conversation groups. By the end of the term, students will have acquired an adequate knowledge of all major points of Persian grammar. They will be able to conduct simple conversations in Persian, read non-technical simple prose, and write passages on a variety of topics. Grading will be based on attendance, homework, quizzes, a midterm and final examination. Incoming students may join the class pending examination and approval by the instructor.

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AAPTIS 152. Elementary Turkish, II.

Turkish: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gerjan van Schaaik (schaaik@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Turkish 151. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Turkish 155. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is the sequel to Turkish 151 and is the second half of Elementary Turkish. We will focus on speaking and writing the language of modern Turkey. Course topics include the phonological structure of Turkish, basic sentence patterns, and basic vocabulary. The aural-oral approach is emphasized and serves as the basic course format. There are tapes which accompany the text, Turkish for Foreigners. Student evaluation is based on written and oral quizzes, and a final examination.

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AAPTIS 172 / ARMENIAN 172. Western Armenian, II.

Armenian: Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 171. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AAPTIS 173. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A continuation of Western Armenian 171. Reading, writing, and speaking are equally emphasized. Homework assignments, 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 202. Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic, II.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mohssen Esseesy (esseesym@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 201. (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($9) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($9) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is the second of Modern Standard Arabic at the intermediate level. It presupposes, therefore, that students registered in this course will have completed at least one year of Modern Standard Arabic at the elementary level and one course at the intermediate level (or their equivalent) prior to their enrollment. It goes without saying that the targeted language in this course is Standard Arabic not colloquial.

The approach used in teaching this course is communicative and balances between the language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) necessary for attaining proficiency at the intermediate level. While grammar and vocabulary are not listed among the language skills, they are also emphasized, as they are very important language tools which ensure accuracy and building of a substantial inventory of words and expressions respectively.

Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to listen and comprehend short dialogues, descriptions, instructions, and directions to complete a task. They will be able to read and understand texts containing factual historical information, social and cultural facets of Arab societies, education and university related topics, literary figures in modern Arab societies, among others. Listening skills will include comprehension of short news items biographies, social customs, historical events, directions to complete a task, and simple songs. Speaking will include topics related to personal interest, studies and schooling, work, factual information, and description of recreation activities. Students will be able to write short essays about activities they have done, descriptions using connectors and transitional phrases, summarizations of the opinions of others, and short factual information. In addition to the above, cultural notes are presented regularly to facilitate understanding of the Arab culture as inscribed in langugage.

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AAPTIS 204. Intermediate Arabic for Communication II.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rima Saudi Hassouneh

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 203. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is the second half of Arabic 203. It continues the process of developing fluency and ease in the use of standard Arabic for communication and academic purposes. The course materials include a variety of situational topics and authentic reading texts integrated with audio-video cassettes and interactive multimedia drill practice in the computer lab. The method of instruction follows the proficiency-communicative approach with focus on the learners and their needs. Course grade is based on class attendance and participation, quizzes, a midterm, and final examination. Textbooks: Arabic for Communication (Intermediate Level): Language, Culture, and Business (Lessons 8-15); Al-Kitab, Part Two (Lessons 5-10).

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AAPTIS 242. Intermediate Persian, II.

Persian-Iranian: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yashar Afshar

Prerequisites & Distribution: Persian 241. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Persian 243. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of Persian 241. The emphasis will be increasingly on reading, composition, and dialogue with the objective of achieving intermediate competency. The two main textbooks are Windfuhr-Bostanbakhsh, Modern Persian, Intermediate Level, I, and Windfuhr, Modern Persian, Intermediate Level II. Additional material include tapes and videos. Special needs or interests of the students will be taken into consideration.

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AAPTIS 252. Intermediate Turkish, II.

Turkish: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gerjan van Schaaik (schaaik@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Turkish 251. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Turkish 255. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Part of the departmental sequence in modern Turkish, this course is designed for students who have completed Turkish 251 or its equivalent as determined by the instructor. It provides further study of Turkish grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Comprehension and oral and written expression will be developed through translations and compositions. Readings will be emphasized. Evaluation will be determined on the basis of class quizzes and performance, and a midterm and final examination.

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AAPTIS 262 / RELIGION 204. Introduction to Islam.

Islamic Studies and Near Eastern History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alexander D Knysh (alknysh@umich.edu)

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Islam as a religious tradition. After examining the fundamental sources of Islam, particularly the Qur'an and the reports about the activities and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, we will discuss how these foundations gave rise to the beliefs and practices of Muslims and to an Islamic civilization with spectacular achievements in such areas as law, theology, science, philosophy, and mysticism. Our emphasis will be on the first thousand years of Islam, but modern developments and movements will be covered as well. Quizzes, a midterm, and final exam.

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AAPTIS 272 / ARMENIAN 272. Intermediate Western Armenian, II.

Armenian: Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 271. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AAPTIS 273. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course concentrates on reading Armenian texts with commentaries on grammatical and stylistic points, and an equal emphasis on conversation and frequent written work. Grade is based on performance, attendance, and a final examination. The reading material consists of literature appended to Bardakjian's and Thomson's A Textbook of Modern Western Armenian and a course pack.

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AAPTIS 277 / HJCS 277 / ACABS 277 / JUDAIC 277 / HISTORY 277 / RELIGION 277. The Land of Israel/Palestine through the Ages.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yaron Z Eliav

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 277.001.

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AAPTIS 331. Introduction to Arab Culture and Language.

Arabic Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

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

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

R&E Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to give students an extensive survey of the cultural characteristics of the Arab world by situating the practices and traditions of the Arab world into their own unique setting. The material chosen, both for the lecture and for reading, focuses on issues of ethnic diversity that define the Arab world in particular and place into a greater multi-cultural realm. Special attention will be given to family, gender relations, National and religious minorities, East-West cultures and relations, the role of the past and of social change, and Arabic art and music. The course material will be explored through lectures and videos supported by listening and viewing guides in addition to discussion based upon the assigned readings. In both their writings and in the class discussions, students discuss the meaning of culture and ethnicity and how misunderstanding these principles can lead to forms of stereotyping, intolerance, and racism. There will be emphasis on developing effective outlining, writing, and oral presentation skills. Moreover, the course is accompanied by an interactive website utilizing the UM Course Tools software. Grades will be based upon class participation, short essays, and a final project. Material: Course packet and web site.

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AAPTIS 332. Introduction to Persian Culture and Language.

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.

This course is designed for undergraduate students, and aims at providing basic knowledge about a vital linguistic-cultural area which has had a decisive impact on the world throughout history, but about which more misinformation, if any, than facts are commonly known. It introduces the geographic, social, historical, literary, and linguistic aspects of Persian culture, and their sources in the pre-Islamic Iranian world empires, and the Zoroastrian and Manichaean religions. The emphasis will be on the country of Iran, with sections of Afghanistan and the Republic of Tajikistan. The linguistic component comprises practical basic oral and written communication and polite behavior, as well as the study of lexicon, etymology, and loan words, both in Persian, and from Persian in other languages, as a reflection of Iranian cultural achievement, and impact. The format of the course is lecture and discussion, and language practice, with extensive use of supporting audio-visual and electronic material.

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AAPTIS 361. Islam and the West.

Islamic Studies and Near Eastern History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael David Bonner (mbonner@umich.edu)

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

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The centuries-long encounter of the Islamic world with its northern and western neighbors has involved shifts and turns, misunderstandings and contradictions. Nonetheless, this relationship has been critical to the development and identity of both sides. The main themes of this course include medieval conquest and warfare; Islamic jihad and Christian holy war; common heritage shared achievement in humanism and science; exploration, travel, and trade; the Ottoman Empires' confrontation with early modern Europe; the ups and downs of knowledge of the "other"; Orientalism in Western politics, scholarship, and art; America's arrival on the scene; tensions in the contemporary world. Requirements: six short papers, midterm, and final exam.

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AAPTIS 383. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Middle Eastern Literature.

General AAPTIS

Section 001 Meets with Comparative Literature 430.002.

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

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we examine the Arab-Israeli conflict as it is portrayed in both Arabic and Hebrew/Israeli literary traditions poetry, short stories, novels, novellas, literary essays, and personal accounts and film, looking at how adversaries portray each other, how mutual stereotypes are created and reinforced, or broken down as the case may be, and how the conflict has shaped the development of these respective literary and filmic traditions in substantially different ways. Complimenting courses which examine the Arab/Israeli conflict from political and historical approaches, this course offers the unique perspective of examining it through the literature produced by parties to the conflict. Readings will include works of David Grossman, Emile Habiby, Ghassan Kanafani, Sahar Khalifeh, Sami Mikhail, Amos Oz, Khalil Sakakini, Anton Shammas, A.B. Yehoshua, etc., as well as a selection of Palestinian and Israeli films pertaining to the conflict.

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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 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 404. Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II.

Arabic: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mohssen Esseesy (esseesym@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 403. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course exposes student to a variety of reading and speaking activities, listening comprehension passages, and controlled and free writing exercises. Through this exposure, students learn to analyze and use the Arabic language in step with the linguistic realities of contemporary Arab societies. Following the communicative approach in language teaching, this course equally emphasizes the four primary language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). Students are expected to work independently, with a classmate, or in a group on projects (depending on the nature of the task at hand). Additionally, grammar and vocabulary receive their due share in this course.

In class, students will hold discussions, participate in role-playing activities, read and analyze texts, and communicate using the target language regularly. Outside of class, students are provided with regular homework exercises, expected to write journals, prepare for the following class, and listen to passages. To reinforce what is learned from the textbook, the instructor will supplement the required text with videos and reading materials that relate to the topics covered in the book.

This is the second course of Modern Standard Arabic at the intermediate level. Therefore, students registered for this course are expected to have completed at least two years of Modern Standard Arabic at the elementary and intermediate levels and one term at the advanced level (or their equivalent) prior to their enrollment.

Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to read and write several paragraphs on familiar and less-familiar topics. Also, they are expected to describe and narrate in different time frames, provide a short presentation (perhaps two, depending on the size the class) on a topic of interest, and be able to listen and comprehend news reports that include factual information, narrations, descriptions, and short lectures.

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AAPTIS 432. Arabic Phonology and Morphophonology.

Linguistics: Arabic

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mohssen Esseesy (esseesym@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course aims at teaching either an undergraduate student concentrating in Arabic or a graduate student in the Department of Near Eastern. The primary focus of this course is to cover two important subcomponents of Arabic grammar: phonology and morphology. Phonological analysis begins with a study of Arabic phonemes and their representation, and continues into syllable structure, syllabification, and word stress. Phonological processes such as neutralization, assimilation, ishmaam, idghaam, and imaalah are explained. Morphological analysis includes two divisions of morphology: derivational and inflectional. This part of the course begins with the study of the root and pattern morphemes, verb and noun morphology, affixation, compounding, iraabb and binaa?

A historical introduction on the development of Arabic from its Proto-Semitic ancestry is included to place this linguistic study within its proper context. The approach used in the linguistic analysis is descriptive and theory neutral. Readings in this course are primarily in English, however, some literature is read in Arabic as well. There will be assignments, a topical paper, a presentation, and in-class examinations. A minimum prerequisite for this course is one year of Modern Standard Arabic. Prior study of linguistics is not required but is strongly recommended.

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AAPTIS 468. Islamic Law.

Islamic Studies and Near Eastern History

Section 001 Meets with Law 812.

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

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will introduce students to classical Islamic legal theory and the main contours of positive law in the Sunni and Shiite traditions. The seminal controversies and developments of the "formative period" will be explored, reading into an examination of the full-blown schools of law in the "post-formative" era. We will examine such key issues as ijihâd versus taqlîd, the madhhab (or school of law), the legal responsum (fatwa) legal ecclecticism. In addition, a number of areas of positive law will be examined, e.g., marriage, divorce, abortion, child custody, and criminal law. We will also look at developments in Islamic legal thinking in modern times, including some legal responsa (in translation) to some important modern controversies. All required readings will be in English. Two exams and a term paper.

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AAPTIS 474 / ARMENIAN 416. An Introduction to Modern Armenian Literature.

Armenian Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Armenian Studies 416.001.

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AAPTIS 488. History of Arabic Literature in English.

Arabic Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The texts for this course will be materials in English translation. Introductory lectures will briefly describe the essential features of the Arabic language and the cultural and geographic area to which it gives expression. Readings and discussions will progress in chronological order from pre-Islamic to modern times. The odes of the poets of pre-Islamic Arabia and their roles in their society will be discussed. The fables of Bidpai, translated from Persian by Ibn al-Muqaffa and encompassing moralistic tales of Kalila and Dimna, will be seen to mark the introduction of prose in Arabic. The Qur'an and the biographical literature relating to the life and personality of the Prophet will be examined in detail. Excerpts from both the poetry and the prose of the classical period, including reference to the early Arab geographers and scientists will illustrate the values and concerns of Arab-Islamic civilization. The Arabian Nights, although introduced into popular Arabic culture towards the end of the Baghdad caliphate from eastern origins, will be seen to exemplify many aspects of Arab culture over extended periods of time and place. The contact and clash between Arab and Western cultures since the early 19th century will be seen to have given rise to new forms of literary expression in contemporary Arabic literature.

Regular class attendance and participation in discussions. Presentation of essays to the class. Five essays will be required and will give evidence of close readings of the assigned texts and the use of supplementary materials.

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AAPTIS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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 502. Advanced Arabic Readings in Special Subjects.

Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAPTIS 501. Taught in Arabic. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is open for advanced students who plan to use Arabic for academic and research purposes. It follows content-based, learner-centered methodology. Students select the topics in which they are interested, read 15-20 pages every week before class, and then prepare written summary reports to be presented in class followed by discussion. This course aims to develop analytical study skills, including critical reading and listening, as well as effective writing and oral presentation. Grades will be based on weekly written reports, class attendance and participation, a final group project, and an oral interview.

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AAPTIS 541. Classical Persian Texts.

Persian-Iranian Literature and Culture in Persian

Section 001 Topic?

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Persian 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.

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AAPTIS 553. Modern Turkish Readings.

Turkish: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gerjan van Schaaik (schaaik@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Since this course is part of the departmental sequence in modern Turkish, admission to it is dependent on satisfactory completion of Turkish 252 or its equivalent as determined by the instructor. It is designed to further develop reading and comprehension competence in a variety of modern Turkish styles; newspaper and learned articles, political tracts, government publications, etc. The method of instruction is through recitation including preparation, reading, and oral or written translation of texts in class or at home with discussion of grammar, style, and content. Students are evaluated on their class preparation, a midterm, and a final examination. Among the texts used are A. Tietze's Advanced Turkish Reading and a collection of photocopied materials.

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AAPTIS 561. Modern Arabic Fiction.

Arabic Literature and Culture in Arabic

Section 001 Topic?

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).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Selected examples of contemporary imaginative prose writing, such as short and long fiction and drama, will be studied. Readings will be in Arabic, and class discussions will be in English.

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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).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 569. Modern Arabic Poetry.

Arabic Literature and Culture in Arabic

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Fluency in Arabic at the advanced level (AAPTIS 502 or equivalent). (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will introduce students of modern Arabic literature to the sheer pleasure of reading and discussing a poem in the original language. Having established the historical and aesthetic background for the emergence and development of modern Arabic poetry, we will closely read and analyze selected poems written throughout the century, representing different schools and trends: neoclassicism, romanticism, symbolism, free-verse, prose-poetry, and modernism. A special emphasis will be put on the influence of T.S. Eliot, and other western poets, on modern Arabic poetry. The list will include authors such as: Ahmad Shawqi, Khalil Mutran, Kahlil Gibran, Said Aql, Al-Sayyab, al-Bayyati, Qabbani, Adonis, Darwish, and other, less known poets.

The selected texts will be assigned for reading and analysis, both at the individual and the group level. At the individual level, each student will be asked to focus on a specific poem of his/her choice, and present it in class. A term paper is due at the end of the term. Intended for Graduate and advanced undergraduates in NES or CMENAS, who are fluent in Arabic, and have completed Arabic 502 or equivalent. Seminar format.

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