Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization
Coordinator Brett Wilson
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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated February 14, 2016 at 02:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ANTH 253-01  Comparative Muslim Cultures
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 404 Jenna Rice
*Cross-listed with INTL 253-01; no prerequisites*

INTL 253-01  Comparative Muslim Cultures
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 404 Jenna Rice
*Cross-listed with ANTH 253-01; no prerequisites*

RELI 100-01  Introduction to Islam: Formation and Expansion
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 003 Brett Wilson
 
RELI 100-02  Introduction to Islam: Formation and Expansion
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm MAIN 003 Brett Wilson
*First Year Course only* This course charts the formation of Islam and the expansion of Muslim peoples, from the life of the Prophet Muhammad to the Mongol conquest of Baghdad. It will examine Muslim institutions, beliefs, and ritual practices in their historical contexts. In addition to the basics of Muslim practice and belief, the class will introduce students to mystic traditions (Sufism), Islamicate statecraft, and intellectual/legal traditions as well as cultural trends including art, architecture, and literature.



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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated February 14, 2016 at 02:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
CLAS 145-01  Pagans, Christians and Jews in Classical Antiquity: Cultures in Conflict
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 226 Andrew Overman
*Cross-listed with RELI 145-01*

RELI 145-01  Pagans, Christians and Jews in Classical Antiquity: Cultures in Conflict
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 226 Andrew Overman
*Cross-listed with CLAS 145-01*

RELI 200-01  The Qur'an (Koran)
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 011 Gregory Lipton
This course is an introduction to the Qur’an as the textual crystallization of the Prophet Muhammad’s religio-historical legacy and the principal source of divine guidance for Muslims since the inception of Islam. Students will read the Qur'an in translation, explore traditions of Qur'anic interpretation, and engage recent academic approaches to understanding the text in terms of its history, structure, main themes, and prophetology.

SOCI 290-01  Colonialism, Modernity, and Identities in the Middle East
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm CARN 208 Khaldoun Samman
 

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