Middle East and Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Spring 2018

MEIS Core Courses

HIST 575 - Approaches Mid East/Islam Hist

GOVT 632 - Politics/Societies Middle East

 

Methods Course Options

GLOA 605 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods

HIST 610 - Study and Writing of History

GOVT 500 - Scientific Method/Rsrch Design

 

MEIS Elective Courses

GLOA 599 001 - Globalization & Devel: MENA

GLOA 599 002 -Orientalism and the MidEast

RELI 645 - Muslim Comparative Theologies

 

Course Descriptions

MEIS Core Courses

HIST 575 - Approaches Mid East/Islam Hist

Introduces students to the central issues and debates surrounding the study of the Middle East, Islam, and Muslim societies. Covers key methodological issues including the role of area studies vis-a-vis disciplinary approaches and debates on the politics of knowledge production and historiography.Offered by History & Art History. May not be repeated for credit.

Huseyin Yilmaz W 7:20-10 pm

 

GOVT 632 - Politics/Societies Middle East

Studies the Middle East in comparative perspective, using social scientific categories of analysis. Topics include: regime types, their basis and causes; influential political trends such as Arab nationalism, Ba'athism, and political Islam; the role of kinship, religion, and tribe in opposition and regime politics; the regional oil economy and economic crisis; democratic liberalization; and the growth of civil society.Offered by Schar School of Policy & Govt. May not be repeated for credit.

TBA M 7:20-10 pm

Bassam Haddad T 7:20-10 pm

 

Methods Course Options

GLOA 605 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods

Designed to provide students with an overview of basic techniques in quantitative and qualitative methods with special attention to epistemological and ethical concerns in research. Course includes a discussion of the theoretical assumptions that shape research questions and design, practical exercises in research techniques, and analysis of methodology in practice.

Jennifer Ashley W 7:20-10 pm

 

HIST 610 - Study and Writing of History

Methodology of the historian including techniques of research, use of documentation and other sources, development of bibliography, and synthesis of material.Offered by History & Art History. May not be repeated for credit.

Joan Bristol W 7:20-10 pm

 

GOVT 500 - Scientific Method/Rsrch Design

Grounds students in the principles of the scientific method as the framework for investigating all research questions in political science, whether qualitative or quantitative in character (or both). Focus is on sound and rigorous research design.Offered by Schar School of Policy & Govt. May not be repeated for credit.

Eric McGlinchey T 7:20-10 pm

 

MEIS Elective Courses

GLOA 599 001 - Globalization & Devel: MENA

Studies current issues and debates in global affairs. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different.Offered by Humanities & Social Sciences. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.

Nejib Ayachi W 7:20-10 pm

 

GLOA 599 002 -Orientalism and the MidEast

Studies current issues and debates in global affairs. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different.Offered by Humanities & Social Sciences. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.

Andrew Rubin R 7:20-10 pm

 

RELI 645 - Muslim Comparative Theologies

Compares and analyzes Sunni and Shi`ite theologies, with particular attention to the historical development of Muslim creed in the context of social and political conditions, and the essential differences between the Sunni and Shi'ite schools of thought.Offered by Religious Studies. May not be repeated for credit.

Abdulaziz Sachedina T 4:30-7:10 pm

 

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