Middle Eastern Studies

Courses

MEST 2270/5270 - Culture and Society of the Contemporary Arab Middle East

Introduces the cultural traits and patterns of contemporary Arab society based on scholarly research, recent field work, and personal experiences and observations in the Arab world. Taught in English; no knowledge of Arabic is required.

Credits: 3

MEST 2470 - Reflections of Exile: Jewish Languages and their Communities

Covers Jewish languages Yiddish, Judeo-Arabic, Ladino, and Hebrew from historical, linguistic, and literary perspectives. Explores the relations between communities and languages, the nature of diaspora, and the death and revival of languages. No prior knowledge of these languages is required. This course is cross-listed with ANTH 2470.

Credits: 3

MEST 2559 - New Course in Middle Eastern Studies

New Course in Middle Eastern Studies.

Credits: 3

MEST 3470 - Language and Cultures in the Middle East

Prerequisites: Prior coursework in anthropology, middle east studies, or linguistics, or instructor permission.

Introduction to peoples, languages, cultures and histories of the Middle East. Focuses on Israel/Palestine as a microcosm of important social processes-such as colonialism, nationalism, religious fundamentalism, and modernization-that affect the region as a whole. This course is cross-listed with ANTH 3470. 

Credits: 3

MEST 3559/5559 - New Course in Middle Eastern Studies

New Course in Middle Eastern Studies.

Credits: 3

MEST 4991 - Middle East Studies Seminar

Middle East Studies Capstone Seminar.

Credits: 3