Aug 11, 2020  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

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    ARIC 320/3020 - Introduction to Sufism (3 cr.)



    Description
    An introduction to mysticism in its Islamic context: a survey of the historical development of tasawwuf, the main trends in Sufi thought and practice, the role played by Sufis and Sufi brotherhoods in society and the Sufi contributions to Middle Eastern culture.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 309/3097 - Selected Themes and Topics in Arabic Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Focuses on one theme in the classical and/or modern period such as love, satire and humor, regional literature, wisdom literature, Sufi literature, tradition and modernity, self and other, alienation and exile. See class schedule for specific theme or topic offered..

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated once for credit if content changes
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 305/3104 - Arabic Literature and Gender (3 cr.)



    Description
    Investigates the construction of gender, both masculine and feminine, through readings in a variety of Arabic discourses.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 306/3106 - Arabic Literature and Film (3 cr.)



    Description
    Looks at the intersection between literature and film as two modes of representation. Readings of Arabic literary texts, and in class screenings of films.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 307/3107 - The Writer and the State (3 cr.)



    Description
    Explores the nature of the relationship between writers and authority, in allegiance or in opposition.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic

  
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    ARIC 308/3108 - Colloquial and Folk Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Arabic colloquial and folk literature through the study of various genres.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 314/3114 - The Arabic Novel (3 cr.)



    Description
    Study of different trends in the Arabic novel. In-depth reading of major modern Arab novelists.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 315/3115 - Arabic Drama (3 cr.)



    Description
    Study of Arabic drama through readings of major texts.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 316/3116 - The Arabic Short Story (3 cr.)



    Description
    Study of the short story as a genre in modern Arabic literature. In-depth reading of major short story writers.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 310/3197 - Selected Themes and Topics in Arabic Literature in Translation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Focuses on one theme or topic in the classical and/or modern period such as political poetry, village and city, literature of place, Arab women writing. See class schedule for specific theme or topic offered.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated once for credit if content changes
    Notes
    Taught in English, with assigned texts in English translation.

  
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    ARIC 368/3268 - The Art of the Book in the Islamic World (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ARIC 2270 or 2271.

    Description
    While focusing on Persian book painting from the Mongols to the Safavids, the course will also briefly consider Arab, Turkish and Mughal arts of the book. In addition to the history of painting it explores matters related to patronage, book production, calligraphy and illumination.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years
  
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    ARIC 369/3269 - Ceramic Arts of the Islamic World (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ARIC 2270 or 2271.

    Description
    Techniques, styles and dating of Islamic Pottery. Emphasis on traditional stylistic motifs and external influences across the Islamic world from the 6th to the 18th centuries. Work with the AUC shared collection and visits to local museums will enhance the student’s appreciation of the subject.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 370/3270 - The Age of Transition: Early Islamic Art and the Pre-Islamic Past (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ARIC 2271.

    Description
    Near Eastern art forms during 200-634 AD. Byzantium, the Mediterranean, Arabia, Syria, and the Copts, Persia and Central Asia, their legacy.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 371-372/3271-3272 - Islamic Architecture in Egypt and Syria (3 cr. per semester)



    Prerequisites
    ARIC 2271.

    Description
    Development of architecture and decorative styles in Egypt and Syria from the Arab to the Ottoman conquests, including, in the second semester, the Mamluk period; field trips to Cairo monuments.

    When Offered
    3271 offered in fall, 3272 offered in spring.
  
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    ARIC 319/3319 - Islamic Spain and North Africa (711-1492 A.D.) (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is an introduction to the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Muslim Spain and North Africa. Its emphasis is on explaining how interactions among different ethnic groups (Arabs, Berbers, and Iberian natives) and different confessional communities (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) created social situations that made the Western Muslim lands unique in Islamic history.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ARIC 321/3321 - Zawiyas, Harems, Coffee shops, Everyday Life in the Pre-Modern Mideast (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of major trends in social and cultural trends, movements, and institutions in the medieval and early modern Middle East. Includes the interpretation of cultural identity, the transmission of knowledge and culture, the construction of social status, and the integration or marginalization of specific social groups in family, social and state structures.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 322/3322 - Land, Trade and Power: a History of Economic Relations in the Middle East, 600-1800 A.D. (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of the major economic structures in the Middle East prior to the modern period: the consideration of land as a major resource, structures for its management and the competition to control it. The organization of trade and commerce, including the role of merchant communities and their place in society.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 323/3323 - Marriage and the Family in the Medieval and Early Modern Middle East (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of the perspectives and approaches which define marriage, the family, the household and private life in the Middle East; the study of these questions in relation to larger issues such as Islamic law and changing social, political and economic structures, and how these are interlinked with family structure, sexual segregation, definitions of private and public. Sources include travellers’ accounts, legal works, architecture, deeds of pious foundations, and court records.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 324/3324 - Non-Muslim Communities in the Muslim World (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of the history of non-Muslim communities in the Muslim world, with special focus on Egypt. Study of legal status, issues of identity and assimilation, contribution to the cultural life and social life of societies, participation in Mediterranean trade, and interaction and relations between non-Muslim communities and Muslims as well as the non-Muslim world.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years
  
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    ARIC 325/3325 - Beggars, Madmen, Prostitutes: the Marginalized in Pre-Modern Mideast History. (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course will examine the place of marginals both in the sense of those people who are socially marginalized like beggars, people suffering from poverty, insane persons, or people who for any reason are not socially integrated. It may include those who do not have a place in history because they do not make use of the written word, such as peasants or rural communities.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ARIC 336/3336 - Studies in Ibn Khaldun (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of Ibn Khaldun’s work, his place in Arab Muslim thought, and his value as a critic of Muslim culture and institutions.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 337/3337 - Shi’i Muslims in History (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course focuses on the historical roles of Shi’i Muslims from the seventh century to the present. The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the major Shi’i discourses as they evolved in specific historical contexts. While emphasis will be on the historical development of Twelver Shi’ism, other important groups such as the Ismai’liyya and the Zaydiyya will also receive due consideration.

  
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    ARIC 343/3343 - Birth of Muslim Community and Rise of the Arab Caliphates (3 cr.)



    Description
    The rise of Islam and Arab expansion, the classical period of Islamic civilization during its first centuries to the period of Abbasid political disintegration.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ARIC 344/3344 - Caliphs and Sultans in the Age of Crusades and Mongols (3 cr.)



    Description
    The later Abbasid caliphate, the rise of Shi’ism and the Fatimids, Sunni consolidation under the Seljuks and Ayyubids, external threats to dar al-Islam; the rise of the Mamluks.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 345/3345 - Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids and Mughols (3 cr.)



    Description
    The decline of the Mamluks; the Timurids in Persia; the age of gunpowder: the Safavid, Ottoman, and Moghul empires and their decline.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ARIC 353/3353 - Muslim Political Thought (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    The development of political theory in Muslim civilization. Analysis of leading schools and individuals.

    When Offered
    Offered in Fall and Spring.
    Notes
    Source readings in Arabic or in translation.

  
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    ARIC 355/3355 - State and Society in the Middle East, 1699-1914 (3 cr.)



    Description
    The Ottoman Empire and Iran: continuities and transformations. Imperial administration and relations with Europe. Challenges to the premodern order: regional and global economies; social and cultural trends.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
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    ARIC 356/3356 - State and Society in the Middle East, 1906-present (3 cr.)



    Description
    Beginning with the Young Turk and Iran’s Constitutional revolutions, this course follows the fate of Middle Eastern societies and states during the twentieth century, with a special focus on colonialism and nationalism; independence movements and decolonization; the Arab-Israeli conflict; society, politics, and culture.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ARIC 357/3397 - Selected topic in Middle East History (3 cr.)



    Description
    Focuses on theme or topic in the history of the Middle East. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 354/3405 - Islamic Philosophy (3cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or    or consent of instructor.

    Description
    A survey of the rational and spiritual dimension of the Arab-Islamic civilization as shown in the thought and ideas of major theologians, philosophers, and mystics.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 335/3435 - Introduction to the Study of Islam (3 cr.)



    Description
    A survey of Islam and its history from the formative period to its manifestations in modern times, with a discussion of sectarian movements such as Kharijism, Shi’ism and Sunnism, various schools of thought in law, theology, philosophy and mysticism, as well as modern interpretations of Islam, especially with regard to political, social and gender issues.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    ARIC 400/5100 - Independent Study (1-3 cr.)



    Description
    In exceptional circumstances, some senior majors may, with department approval, arrange to study beyond the regular course offerings.

    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes
    Notes
    Open only to senior majors with a minimum of B average.

  
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    ARIC 463/5101 - Selected Topics in the History of Islamic Thought and Institutions (3cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 401/5110 - Senior Seminar in Arabic Texts (3 cr.)



    Description
    A selected theme or topic in classical or modern Arabic texts such as regional literatures of the Arab World, cross-cultural encounters in the Mediterranean, Arabic cultural criticism, avant-garde movements in Arabic literature.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated once for credit if content changes
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic

  
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    ARIC 402/5111 - Senior Seminar in Arabic Literature in Translation (3 cr.)



    Description
    A selected theme or topic in Arabic literature, classical or modern, such as francophone and anglophone Arab writers, Andalusian literature, writers and the nation..

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated once for credit if content changes
    Notes
    Taught in English, with assigned texts in English translation.

  
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    ARIC 403/5112 - Arabic Literary Criticism (3 cr.)



    Description
    Arabic critical theory from the classical to the modern period.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 404/5113 - Sira and Hadith (3 cr.)



    Description
    The growth of the biographical literature on the Prophet and its relation to the literature of Hadith.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic unless otherwise stated

  
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    ARIC 417/5114 - Special Studies in Arabic Texts (3 cr.)



    Description
    Special readings in Arabic texts for those majors in Arabic Studies who are attending a course taught in English and who must read the assigned texts in Arabic to fulfil the requirements of their specialization.

    Repeatable
    May be repeated once for credit if content changes.
  
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    ARIC 464/5121 - Islamic Art and Architecture in India and Pakistan (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    Religious and secular architecture and decoration of Islam in the Indian subcontinent; discussion of the formative impulses from pre-Islamic traditions of India and Pakistan and Islamic influences from Persia, Afghanistan and Central Asia.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 465-466/5122-5123 - Islamic Architecture in Turkey, Persia and Central Asia (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ARIC 2270.

    Description
    First semester: Ghaznavids, Seljuks, and Mongols. Second semester: Timurids, Safavids, and Ottomans

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 467/5124 - Islamic Architecture in Spain and North Africa (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ARIC 2270.

    Description
    Religious and secular architecture and decoration of Islamic Spain and North Africa; discussion of formative impulses from Byzantium and Umayyad Syria.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 477-478/5125-5126 - Islamic Decorative Arts (3 cr. per semester)



    Prerequisites
    ARIC 2271.

    Description
    Wood carving, ivory, metals, textiles, glass, and carpets of the Islamic world; ornamental elements in common; materials, objects and design.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 440/5131 - Arabic Historical Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Study of the inception and development of the idea of history in Arabic literature. Examines issues in the transmission of information, historical memory, and the role of historical writing in mediating social, political and religious views.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 445/5132 - Selected Topics in Coptic Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course allows instructors to offer a topic in Coptic Studies. The topic will be chosen from year to year in coordination with the departments concerned and the dean of the School of HUSS, and according to the individual interests and areas of expertise of the instructors. Topics chosen may include various aspects of Coptic art and history, monasticism, folklore, or other subjects..

    Cross-listed
    Same as  , , , .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Repeatable
    The course may be taken more than once if the topic changes
    Notes
    Students in these majors may petition preferably before registration to have the course included in their major requirements.

  
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    ARIC 451/5133 - Islamic Institutions (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or    or consent of instructor.

    Description
    Examination of the principal social, legal, and political institutions in medieval Islam, especially those subsumed under shari’a.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ARIC 454/5134 - Modern Movements in Islam (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or    or equivalent background

    Description
    Trends of thought and activism that developed throughout the Muslim world from the eighteenth century onward and identified themselves as Islamic. This course looks at intellectual roots, affiliations, and differences. It investigates modernity, reform, statehood, and social change as addressed by state and non-state actors, in theory and in practice.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
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    ARIC 460/5135 - Selected Topics in Middle Eastern History, 600-1800 AD (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: appropriate course(s) from ARIC 3343-3345 series or consent of instructor

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes
  
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    ARIC 462/5136 - Selected Topics in the History of the Modern Middle East (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or   , whichever is appropriate or consent of instructor.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes
  
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    ARIC 435/5141 - Studies in the Qur’an (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    The greatest work in Arabic and its influence on Arabic literature and Islamic institutions, with emphasis on methods of interpretation and their development.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ARIC 439/5142 - Islamic Law (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    A survey of the origins of Jurisprudence in Islam and its development up to the founding of the four schools. The course covers the main sources of fiqh, Qur’an and Sunna, together with ijma’ and qiyas, and the study of the growth of the Maliki, Hanafi, Shafi’i and Hanbali schools.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ARIC 580/5200 - Independent Study and Readings (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of unit.

    Description
    Guided readings in selected topics in Islamic Art and Architecture, Middle Eastern History, Arabic Literature and Language or Islamic Studies given on an individual basis.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 514/5201 - Bibliography and Manuscript Study (3 cr.)



    Description
    Techniques of working with Arabic manuscripts and scripts, editing, bibliographical study.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 521-522/5202-5203 - Special Studies in Islamic Thought and Institutions (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Special readings and papers by graduate students who are attending a course of undergraduate lectures.

    When Offered
    5202 offered in fall, 5203 offered in spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 504/5210 - Seminar on a Selected Work or Author in Classical Arabic Literature (3 cr.)



    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 507/5211 - Seminar on Modern Arabic Literature: Nineteenth Century (3 cr.)



    Description
    Aspects of Arabic literature in the nineteenth century.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 508/5212 - Seminar on Modern Arabic Literature: Twentieth Century (3 cr.)



    Description
    Aspects of Arabic literature in the Twentieth century.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ARIC 510-511/5213-5214 - Special Studies in Classical Arabic Literature (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Reading and papers on selected topics; attendance at a course of undergraduate lectures may be required.

    When Offered
    5213 offered in fall, 5214 offered in spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 512-513/5215-5216 - Special Studies in Modern Arabic Literature (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Reading and papers on selected topics; attendance at a course of undergraduate lectures may be required.

    When Offered
    5215 offered in fall, 5216 offered in spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 501/5217 - Translation: Theory and Practice (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course focuses on the developments in the field of Translation Studies since the 1970s when translation became increasingly conceptualized as cultural transfer rather than a linguistic operation. It introduces students to the interdisciplinary approaches in the field including the impact of deconstruction, gender studies and post-colonial theory. Students will explore the cultural and political agendas of translation through selected theoretical texts. The course will also introduce students to various translation practices (adaptation, e-writing, etc)and will look at a translator’s role in society, and translation as an agent social change. Students will read a selection of texts in literary theory that will inform their practice in translation. Students will situate their own work in translation not only in relation to contemporary cultural forms and practices, but also in relation to the traditions that inform current translating practices. Selected texts and translation exercises will be in English and in Arabic.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    ARIC 502/5218 - Translation and The Arab “Renaissance” (3 cr.)



    Description
    Students will read pioneering works of the nineteenth and the twentieth century in the Arab region that dealt with issues of translation and its centrality to modern nation-building. What exactly is the role of the translator? What is the function of translation in society? The course situates at the act of translation within colonial/postcolonial contexts in which questions of power surround the relationship between the original text and its translation. It also explores questions of visibility and invisibility of the translator, translation vs, adaptation, original text and target cultural context. Taught in English. Readings and translation exercises in English and Arabic.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    ARIC 572/5220 - Fieldwork in Islamic Architecture (3 cr.)



    Description
    Archaeological methodology; examination of monuments and sites.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 573/5221 - Seminar on the Architecture of a Selected Period (3 cr.)



    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 575-576/5222-5223 - Special Studies in Islamic Art and Architecture (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Reading and papers on selected topics by graduate students who also attend a course of undergraduate lectures.

    When Offered
    5222 offered in fall, 5223 offered in spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 530/5230 - Seminar on a Selected Topic in Medieval Arab/Islamic History, 600-1800 A.D. (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
    Notes
    Selected topics in Medieval Arab/Islamic history, 600-1800 A.D.

  
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    ARIC 542/5231 - Seminar on the Nineteenth-Century Middle East (3 cr.)



    Description
    Readings, discussion, and research.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ARIC 543/5232 - Seminar on the Twentieth-Century Middle East (3 cr.)



    Description
    Readings, discussion, and research.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    ARIC 560 - 561/5233-5234 - Special Studies in Middle Eastern History (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Special readings for graduate students who are also attending a course of undergraduate lectures.

    When Offered
    5233 offered in fall, 5234 offered in spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 524/5240 - Seminar on Selected Topics in Qur’anic Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    Selected topics in Qur’anic Studies: e.g. history of the text or specific theme in the Qur’an (gender issued, relations with others, ethical or legal issues). The course offers an examination of the principal different Muslim and Western approaches and opinions relevant to the chosen topic, illustrated with reference to an appropriate selection of primary sources in translation and in Arabic.

    When Offered
    Offered annually.
  
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    ARIC 525/5241 - Seminar on Selected Topics in Sira or Hadith (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    Selected topics in Sira and Hadith related to basic issues of the field; e.g. the sources, the methodology of oral transmission and its influence on the assessment of authenticity, critical examination of Muslim and Western approaches to Hadith and the relationship between interpretation of the texts of Hadith and society. The course offers an examination of the principal different Muslim and Western approaches and opinions relevant to the chosen topic, illustrated with relevant selections of primary sources in translation and in Arabic.

    When Offered
    Offered annually.
  
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    ARIC 526/5242 - Seminar on Selected Topics in Islamic Law and Legal Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    Selected topics in Islamic law; e.g. its history, methodologies, specific Islamic legal or political theories (including international relation, minorities, human rights), administration of criminal justice, court systems, reforms in the modern times, principles of jurisprudence (Usul al Fiqh), the concept of social interests, legal maxims. The course offers, whenever appropriate, comparisons, between the different Muslim and Western approaches to the selected topic, illustrated with reference to the main sources in translation and in Arabic.

    When Offered
    Offered annually.
  
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    ARIC 527/5243 - Selected Topics in Islamic Theology, Sufism or Philosophy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    Selected topics focusing on one of the tree important areas of Islamic thought (theology, Sufism or philosophy); e.g. the history and sources of Islamic philosophy, theory of knowledge, ethics, metaphysics, the work of a leading Muslim philosopher or theologian, the relationship between mysticism and Shi’ism, modern developments in Islamic thought and reforms, including new interpretations of theological questions. This course offers an examination of the principal different Muslim and Western approaches and opinions relevant to the chosen topic, illustrated with reference to selections of primary sources in translation and in Arabic.

    When Offered
    Offered annually.
  
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    ARIC 528/5244 - Selected Topics in Islamic Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Selected Topics in Islamic Studies.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ARIC 529/5245 - World Religions and the Study of Religion (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Enrollment in Islamic Studies MA Program.

    Description
    This course will introduce students to the great world religions other than Islam, and will introduce them to current theories and methods in the academic field of Religious Studies.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ARIC 599/5299 - Research Guidance and Thesis (no cr.)



    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ARTV 199/1099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all first-year students as part of the Primary Level Core.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARTV 213/2113 - Introduction to Visual Cultures (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduces students to the study of visual cultures in such arenas as film and video, photography, painting and sculpture, the built environment, advertising and fashion, and social media/internet. Students will learn how to analyze visual materials across media, interpret meanings, and gain experience in applying critical concepts to these understandings.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  , .
  
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    ARTV 200/2200 - Analogue and Digital Practices (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course introduces students to the basic skills in various traditional and contemporary mediums: screen printing, digital photography, digital imaging, video and sound editing. The aim is to offer hands-on basic skills in analogue and digital practices including film, visual arts and graphic design.



     

    Cross-listed
    Same as

     , .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    *Registration in this course is contingent upon consent of the director of the program

  
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    ARTV 201/2201 - Introduction to Drawing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An introduction to the technical and observational skills of drawing in a variety of mediums. Concepts of line, Value and Composition will be explored in objective, non-objective, still life, and landscape drawing exercises.
     

  
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    ARTV 202/2202 - Introduction to Painting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An introduction to the technical, aesthetic, and historical aspects of painting in a variety of mediums. Formal concepts of composition, pictorial space and color interaction are applied to subjects such as still life, landscape and the figure.
     

  
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    ARTV 203/2203 - Introduction to sculpture/Installation (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An introduction to the contemporary practices in Sculpture and installation. Offers a focused practice for students that addresses the origins and history of installation art/sculpture including site-specificity, the context of the gallery/museum, and alternate environments.
     

  
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    ARTV 204/2204 - Introduction to Time-Based Media (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduces students to the creative practice of video art in a production studio environment, including both concepts and techniques. Classes include workshops on camera, lighting, video effects, and sound recording techniques. Students create individual video projects.
     

  
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    ARTV 205/2205 - Introduction to Alternative Practices (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduces students to alternative practices in contemporary art with and emphasis on social art and activism. Helps students to build awareness of critical debates in contemporary art practice within the context of social media particularly. Classes include workshops on open source practices, Facebook, Skype, and Twitter.
     

  
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    ARTV 230/2230 - Introduction to Digital Photography (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduces photographic practices in a digital environment. Explores camera, tools, techniques and conceptual approaches related to image capture and printing. A digital camera is required.
     

  
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    ARTV 315/3115 - Art Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An in-depth study of artistic practices after 1945, including new media art, performance, internet and installation art, among the more traditional forms of art production, such as painting, sculpture, and photography. The course will address the ways in which these media have transformed the production, reception, and interpretation of art. This course is structured around certain themes, and is theoretical in orientation.
     

  
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    ARTV 311/3211 - Art Studio I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or   .

    Description
    A cross-disciplinary introduction to the basics of visual, conceptual and theoretical language as they relate to multiple types of contemporary studio practices. Concepts/ideas are examined through diverse approaches of painting, drawing, sound, installation/sculpture, video, digital media and alternative practices. A combination of lectures, tutorials, critical reports, and studio practice.
     

  
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    ARTV 312/3212 - Art Studio II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    A practical examination of visual, conceptual and theoretical language, concepts and ideas. Continuation of Art Studio I.
     

  
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    ARTV 370/3270 - Selected Topics in Art (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Determined by instructor.

    Description
    In-depth examination of specific topics in the studio arts or art history.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content is different
  
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    ARTV 410/4110 - Contemporary issues in Arab Art (3 cr.)



    Description
    An examination of contemporary issues in Arab art within its historical-political geographic terrain and its contemporary diaspora communities. We will explore various kinds of visual and built environments including art works, exhibitions, literature and popular culture. Students will develop visual and analytic skills needed to examine contemporary issues in Arab art in relation to the local, regional and global markets and discourse.
     

  
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    ARTV 411/4211 - Studio III (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Advanced art studio. Continuation of Art Studio II.
     

  
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    ARTV 412/4212 - Studio IV (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Advanced art studio. Continuation of Art Studio III.
     

  
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    ARTV 469/4269 - Senior Project (A) (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An introduction to the essentials of the creativity process. Through practical assignments, students will gain a clear idea of their own artistic vision. Writing and portfolio assignments as well as visits from professional practicing artists will prepare students for the final senior projects ( ARTV 4270  )and for subsequent professional life.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall only.
  
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    ARTV 470/4270 - Senior Project (B) (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Students will research, develop, and exhibit a final body of work that expresses a thorough conceptual and technical process. Writing, professional practice, and career planning will also be emphasized. This course is the equivalent of a “thesis” or a “capstone” class.
     

  
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    ARTV 402/4302 - Independent Study (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or   .

    Description
    Professional internship, independent research, or studio work conducted by either individual students or small groups of students with the aid of faculty members. A detailed plan and schedule of the work must be approved by the Art Program Director prior to registration. No independent study can substitute for course regularly offered in the program.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated up to three times if the content changes.
    Notes
    Open to seniors only, with a minimum B average.

  
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    BIOL 103/1010 - Introduction to Life Sciences (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)



    Prerequisites
    Non-science majors only.

    Description
    This course aims to emphasize the connection between fundamental principles of Biology and other life sciences. Lectures and lab sessions cover topics such as the cell as basic unit of life, biological molecules to understand energy flow and nutrition, tissues and organ systems (with a focus on human health), and ecological and evolutionary processes explaining biodiversity.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Students taking BIOL 1010 may not take   for credit.

  
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    BIOL 104/1011 - Introductory Biology I (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)



    Description
    Introduction to the basic concepts of biology, molecules of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cell respiration, cell cycle and cancer are presented. Basis and applications of genetics and molecular biology are addressed. The course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, principles and processes upon which the unity of life is based: the relationship of the course material to their day-to-day world: and how to apply scientific methods. Laboratories introduces students to basic principles of plant and animal structure and function and build on the principles of inheritance to the structure and function of tissues and organ systems.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, spring and summer.
    Notes
    BIOL 1011 cannot be taken by students who have taken    for credit.

  
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    BIOL 105/1012 - Introductory Biology II (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)



    Description
    Based on the diversity of life: viruses, bacteria, protistans, fungi, plants and animals are studied. The course concentrates on development, structure, and function of plants and animals, population genetics, ecology and the environment, and animal behavior. Laboratories introduce students to systematics, evolution, population dynamics, and modeling of populations of organisms and ecosystems. Some field applications are examined.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Notes
    This course is designed for science majors, but can be taken by anyone interested in studying biology in more depth than   .

  
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    BIOL 102/1040 - Essentials of Environmental Biology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Non-science majors only.

    Description
    This course is designed for non-science majors who are interested in in learning more about environmental issues through the lens of biological principles. The course covers biological concepts and fundamentals of environmental biology, and introduced students to a range of environmental issues (pollution, degradation of natural resources, overpopulation, etc.) that are currently affecting Egypt and the rest of the planet. The course will highlight man’s impact on how our planet functions and examine societal and scientific solutions to these problems. The course is taught through lectures, class projects, reading discussions, and may include mandatory field trips and active participation in a sustainable community development project.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    BIOL 130/1410 - Current Health Issues (4 cr.)



    Description
    Explores the public and personal health infrastructure with a focus on Egypt. The course has an optional service-learning component in which students become aware of their role in community health issues. Information will be present in the form of classroom discussions, debates, field trips, and videos.

    Notes
    This course is open to all AUC students.

  
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    BIOL 199/1930 - Selected Topic for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    BIOL 241/2090 - Quantitative Biology (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)



    Prerequisites
       and   .

    Description
    This course discuses essential concepts in experimental design and testing hypothesis and introduces quantitative skills for processing, analyzing, and visualizing data generated by biological and medical experiments, focusing on analysis of microarray genes expression data. The open-source bioinformatics and computing platform R will be introduced and used throughout the course in the laboratory sessions.

 

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