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
RELI 645 - Muslim Comparative Theologies
MEIS Core Courses
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
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.
Bassam Haddad T 7:20-10 pm
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
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
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
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
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