Approved Courses

Recently approved courses are listed below. The program directors maintain a more complete and up-to-date list of all approved elective courses. Please refer to the undergraduate bulletin for course descriptions.

Approved courses offered in the fall 2014:

Anthropology 334. Peoples and Cultures of South Asia (3h)
335. Visualizing South Asia (3h)
383,384. Field Research in Cultural Anthropology (when topic is appropriate) (3h, 3h)
385,386. Special Problems Seminar (when topic is appropriate) (3h, 3h)
Arabic 111, 112. Elementary Arabic (3h, 3h)
153, 201. Intermediate Arabic I and II  (4h, 3h)
218, 219. Standard Arabic Conversation I and II (3h, 3h)
221, 222. Colloquial Arabic Conversation I and II (3h, 3h)
225. Multimedia Arabic (3h)
230, 231. Advanced Arabic I and II  (3h, 3h)
235. Introduction to Arabic Literature  (3h)
250. A Survey of Arabic Literature in Translation  (3h)
288. Individual Study in Arabic (1.5 h or 3h) P-POI
302. Special Topics in Arabic (3h)
Art 104. Topics in World Art (when topic is appropriate) (3h)
203. Islamic Art & Architecture (3h)
204. South Asian Art & Architecture (3h)
205. Architecture of Devotion in South Asia (3h)
206. Art and Empire: India and Europe, 1500-1900 (3h)
207. Imperial Islamic Architecture: Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals (3h)
208. Ottoman Art & Architecture (3h)
286. Topics in Architectural History (when topic is appropriate) (3h)
396. Art History Seminar (when topic is appropriate) (3h)
Communication 370. Special Topics (when topic is appropriate)  (3h)
English 358. Postcolonial Literature (3h)
359. Studies in Postcolonial Literature (3h)
History 107. Middle East & the World (3h)
109. Asia & the World (3h)
242. The Middle East before 1500 (3h)
243. The Middle East since 1500 (3h)
260. Premodern South Asia (3h)
261. Modern South Asia (3h)
305. Medieval & Early Modern Iberia (3h)
311. Special Topics in History (when topic is appropriate) (3h)
334. Mystics, Monarchs, Masses in S Asian Islam (3h)
335. Rebels, Reformers and Nationalists in Modern South Asia (3h)
385. Bollywood and the Making of Modern India (3h)
386. History of Islamic Law (3h)
387. Islamic Empires Compared: The Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals (3h)
388. Nation, Faith, and Gender in the Middle East (3h)
390. Research Seminar (when topic is appropriate)
Humanities 224. Cross-cultural Encounters in Morocco (3h)
Near Eastern Lang. & Lit. 111,112. Elementary Hebrew (3h, 3h)
153. Intermediate Hebrew (3h)
211, 212. Hebrew Literature I and II (3h, 3h)
301. Introduction to Semitic Languages (3h) (taught on demand only)
302, 303. Akkadian I and II (3h, 3h) (taught on demand only)
310. Intermediate Readings in Classical Hebrew (1h) (taught on demand only)
311. Aramaic (3h) (taught on demand only)
321, 322. Middle Egyptian (3h, 3h) (taught on demand only)
325. Coptic (3h) (taught on demand only)
Political Science 241. Contemporary India (3h)
242. Topics in Comparative Politics (when topic is appropriate) (3h)
246. Politics and Policies in South Asia (3h)
247. Islam and Politics (3h)
250. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and U.S. Policy since 2001 (3h)
252. Topics in International Politics (when topic is appropriate) (3h)
259. The Arab-Israeli Conflict (3h)
263. U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East (3h)
269. Topics in Political Theory (when topic is appropriate) (3h)
274. Religion and Politics in Medieval Thought (3h)
278. Politics and Identity (3h)
282. Gandhi (3h)
286. Topics on Political Science (when topic is appropriate) (3h)
300. Senior Seminar in Political Science (when topic is appropriate) (4h)
Religion 104. Introduction to Asian Religions (3h)
105. Monotheism: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (3h)
108. Intro to Hindu Traditions (3h)
109. Intro. to Buddhist Traditions (3h)
110. Intro. to Islamic Traditions (3h)
113. Intro to Jewish Traditions (3h)
261. Foundations of Traditional Judaism (1.5h)
262. Topics in Islam (1.5h)
286. Directed Reading (when topic is appropriate) (1-3h)
312. The Critical Study of the Pentateuch (3h)
313. Near Eastern Archeology (3h)
362. Topics in Islam (3h)
383. The Quran & the Prophet (3h)
385. Topics in South Asian Religions (3h)
386. Indian Epics in Performance (3h)
387. Priests, Warriors & Ascetics in Ancient India (3h)
388. South Asian Women; Changes and Challenges (3h)
389. Islam in the West
390. Special Topics in Religion (when topic is appropriate) (3h)