Dec 09, 2019  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

 For the current year, when searching for courses by code, enter the first digit of the course number followed by an asterisk, for example 3* 

 

 
  
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    ALIS 252/2251 - Readings in Modern Arabic Literature (1 cr.)



    Description
    Selections from a variety of prose writings. Course meets three hours per week.

  
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    ALIS 211-212/2301-2302 - Intermediate Colloquial Arabic (2-4 cr. each)



    Description
    Concentrates on increasing student’s  vocabulary and command of syntax, with a higher level of fluency. Enables students to communicate with native speakers in a wide variety of social situations. Each course meets five or seven hours per week.

  
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    ALIS 291-292/2991-2992 - Supervised Studies (1-4 cr. each)



    Description
    Study of a selected topic according to the students’ level and interests.

    Hours
    Each course meets two to seven hours per week
    When Offered
    Offered in summer.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ALIS 301-302/3101-3102 - Advanced Modern Standard Arabic (2-3 cr. each)



    Description
    Through the reading and analysis of selected texts, the course exposes students to a wide range of vocabulary, idiom, and style, while reviewing the major topics of grammar. Each course meets  7 or 10 hours in summer.

  
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    ALIS 321-322/3111-3112 - Advanced Writing (1-3 cr. each)



    Description
     Equips students to write at greater length using a variety of techniques, including description, comparison, contrast, argumentation, etc. Refines students’ ability to write cohesive summaries. Each course meets three or five hours per week.

  
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    ALIS 331-332/3131-3132 - Advanced Printed Media (1-3 cr. each)



    Description
    Introduces more complex and analytical articles and editorials from the Arabic press. Further develops students’ ability to skim. Each course meets three or five hours per week.

  
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    ALIS 333-334/3133-3134 - Advanced Aural Media (1-3 cr. each)



    Description
    Trains students to take notes while listening to broadcasts. Expands their range of vocabulary and develops their ability to listen to lengthier passages. Each course meets three or five hours per week.

  
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    ALIS 341-342/3201-3202 - Advanced Translation (1 cr. each)



    Description
    Focus in this course is more on problems and issues of translation. Students are expected to produce coherent, culturally sensitive texts in both languages. Graded authentic texts are used.

  
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    ALIS 352/3251 - Readings in Modern Arabic Literature (1 cr.)



    Description
    Selections from a variety of prose writings: short stories, novels, plays, and poetry by writers from different Arab countries. Course meets three hours per week.

  
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    ALIS 311-312/3301-3302 - Advanced Colloquial Arabic (2-3 cr. each)



    Description
    Develops students’ ability to express themselves more precisely and fluently. Uses authentic material, whether recorded or written, to encourage discussion. Each course meets five or seven hours per week.

  
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    ALIS 391-392/3991-3992 - Supervised Studies (1-4 cr. each)



    Description
    Study of a selected topic according to the students’ level and interests.

    Hours
    Each course meets two to seven hours per week
    When Offered
    Offered in summer.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    ALNG 101-102 -103/1101-1102-1103 - Elementary Arabic (3 cr. each per semester)



    Description
    Develops the fundamentals of modern standard Arabic through reading, writing, and oral drill within a framework of the essentials of syntax, morphology, and a working vocabulary. Three-semester sequence. Each course meets five hours per week. Registration requires the permission of ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer.
    Notes
    Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 109-110/1301-1302 - Introduction to Colloquial Arabic (3 cr. each per semester)



    Description
    Study, by means of phonetic transcription, or the Arabic alphabet, of the basic inflectional and syntactical patterns of Egyptian colloquial Arabic. Two- semester sequence. Each course meets five hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer.
    Notes
    Noncredit for students from Arab countries and Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 111-112/1501-1502 - Accelerated Elementary Modern Standard Arabic (6 cr.each per semester)



    Description
    ALNG 1501 covers material of ALNG 1101 and ALNG 1102, while ALNG 1502 covers the materials of ALNG 1103 and ALNG 2101. Two-semester sequence. Each course meets ten hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 199/1991 - Selected Topics (3 cr. per semester)



    Description
    Study of selected topics for elementary students. The course meets five hours per week. Registration requires the permission of ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered fall, spring, summer and winter.
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit if content changes. Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 201-202-203/2101-2102-2103 - Intermediate Arabic (3 cr. each per semester)



    Prerequisites
    ALNG 1103  or placement examination.

    Description
    Three-semester sequence. Each course meets five hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director. Increases the command of grammatical and syntactical structure of modern standard Arabic through reading materials; develops reading and writing skills and comprehension. Critical examination of social and cultural dimensions of reading materials.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, spring, summer and winter.
    Notes
    Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders

  
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    ALNG 204-205/2104-2105 - Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (3 cr. each per semester)



    Prerequisites
    ALNG 2103  or placement examination.

    Description
    Increase the command of grammatical and syntactical structure of modern standard Arabic through reading materials; develops reading and writing skills and comprehension. Critical examination of social and cultural dimensions of reading materials. Two-semester sequence. Each course meets five hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer.
    Notes
    Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 206/2131 - Arabic of the News Media (3 cr. per semester)



    Prerequisites
    ALNG 2101.

    Description
    Introduction to the vocabulary and style of the Arabic press. Readings from the daily newspapers and magazines and the other sources. The course meets three hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders

  
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    ALNG 210/2301 - Intermediate Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (3 cr. per semester)



    Prerequisites
    ALNG 1302.

    Description
    Concentrates on developing the students’ listening and speaking skills in daily life situations through activities and situations and presentations as well as introducing the cultural connotations. The course meets five hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer.
    Notes
    Non credit for students from the Arab countries and Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 211-212/2501-2502 - Accelerated Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (6 cr. each per semester)



    Prerequisites
    ALNG 2101 or placement examination.

    Description
    Increases the command of grammatical and syntactical structure of modern standard Arabic through reading materials; develops reading and writing skills and comprehension. Critical examination of social and cultural dimensions of reading materials. ALNG 2501 covers material of ALNG 2102-2103 , while ALNG 2502 covers the materials of   . Two-semester sequence. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director. Each course meets ten hours per week.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 299/2991 - Selected Topics (3 cr. per semester)



    Description
    Study of selected topics for intermediate students. The course meets five hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    Hours
    The course meets 5 hours per week.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer.
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit if content changes. Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 301-302/3101-3102 - Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I (3 cr. each per semester)



    Prerequisites
    ALNG 2105 .

    Description
    Further develops reading, writing, listening and speaking of Modern Standard Arabic. Prepares advanced non-native speakers for upper-division or
    graduate-level work in the Arabic language. Two-semester sequence. Each course meets five hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
    Notes
    Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 303-304/3103-3104 - Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II (3 cr. each per semester)



    Prerequisites
    ALNG 3102  or ALNG 3501.

    Description
    Further develops reading, writing, listening and speaking of Modern Standard Arabic. Prepares advanced non-native speakers for upper-division or
    graduate-level work in the Arabic language. Two-semester sequence. Each course meets five hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 305/3105 - Independent Study (3 cr. per semester)



    Prerequisites
    Any 2000 level Arabic language course.

    Description
    Independent study in various aspects of MSA may be assigned to special groups in different majors. Students study the Arabic language related to their fields of study, such as politics, economics, literature. The course meets five hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered upon request.
    Notes
    Non-credit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 306/3131 - Advanced Arabic of the News Media (3 cr. per semester)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introduces more complex and analytical articles and editorials from the Arabic press and trains students to take notes while listening to broadcasts. Expands students’ range of vocabulary and develops their ability to listen to lengthier passages. The course meets three hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Non-credit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 311-312/3501-3502 - Accelerated Advanced Modern Standard Arabic (6 cr. each per semester)



    Description
    The courses aim at preparing advanced, non-native speaking students for upper-division or graduate-level work in the Arabic language. ALNG 3501 covers material of  , while ALNG 3502 covers the materials of   . Two-semester sequence. Each course meets ten hours per week. Registration requires permission of the ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Non-credit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 399/3991 - Selected Topics (3 cr. per semester)



    Description
    Study of selected topics for advanced students. The course meets five hours per week. Registration requires the permission of ALNG Director.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer.
    Notes
    May be repeated for credit if content changes. Noncredit for Thanawiyya Amma holders.

  
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    ALNG 415/4221 - Arabic Morphology (Sarf) and Prosody (‘Arud) (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of the basic features of Arabic morphology (sarf) and prosody (‘arud) with particular reference to the treatment of the subjects by Arab grammarians. Reference is also made to the system of terminology adopted for the subject by Western scholars.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    The language of instruction is Arabic.

  
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    ALNG 413-414/4231-4232 - Arabic Syntax (Nahw) (3 cr. per semester)



    Description
    Examination of the basic features of Arabic syntax (nahw) with particular reference to the treatment of the subject by Arab grammarians. Reference is also made to the system of terminology adopted for the study of Arabic syntax by Western scholars. The language of instruction is Arabic.

    When Offered
    413Offered in fall, 414Offered in spring.
  
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    ALNG 425/4281 - Linguistics of Arabic (3 cr.)



    Description
    Development of the linguistic structure of Arabic and the Arabic of the early Islamic era as described by the early Arab philologists.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ALNG 426/4291 - The Phonetics of Arabic (3 cr.)



    Description
    Phonetics of classical Arabic as it is spoken in Egypt; reference to the phonetics of both Egyptian colloquial Arabic and the Arabic of the early Islamic era as described by the early Arab phoneticians.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ALWT 221/2271 - From Reading to Writing: Intermediate Level: 3 credits



    Description
    Students scoring less than 70 in the Arabic Writing Placement exam can take this course. This course combines reading and writing skills in various disciplines such as Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, History, Arts, etc. Special attention is given to basic structures, fixing common mistakes, rhetorical devices, clichés, collocations, and vocabulary building.

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall, winter, spring, summer.
  
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    ALWT 321/3271 - From Reading to Writing: High Intermediate Level: 3 credits



    Description
    Students scoring from 70-84 in the Arabic Writing Placement exam can take this course. This course combines reading and writing skills in various disciplines such as Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, History, Arts, etc. Special attention is given to basic structures, fixing common mistakes, rhetorical devices, clichés, collocations, and vocabulary building.

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
    Notes
    The level of material taught is higher than those taught in ALWT 2271 but following the same guidelines.

  
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    ALWT 462/4201 - Professional Translation in Business: 3 credits



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    This course is designed to meet the pressing need for high level translation in all work places. Attention is given to points of contrast, idiomatic usage, semantic fields of corresponding vocabulary in both English and Arabic in business administration and economics.

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
  
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    ALWT 463/4202 - Diplomatic Professional Translation: 3 credits



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    This course is designed to meet the pressing need for high level translation in all work places. Attention is given to points of contrast, idiomatic usage, and semantic fields of corresponding vocabulary in both English and Arabic in the field of diplomacy and political science.

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
  
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    ALWT 420/4271 - From Reading to Writing: Advanced Level: 3 credits



    Prerequisites
    Score 85 or more in the Arabic Writing Placement Exam or have taken either 2271 or 3271.

    Description
    This course combines reading and writing skills in various disciplines such as Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, History, Arts, etc. It develops further the reading and writing skills. Special attention is given to complex structures, fixing common mistakes, rhetorical devices, clichés, collocations, and vocabulary building.

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
  
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    ALWT 421/4272 - Arabic Language Proficiency for Media Writing 3 credits



    Prerequisites
    Approval of ALNG Director.

    Description
    This course aims at improving students’ proficiency in the Arabic language it trains students to efficiently use discourse maskers and cohesive connectors to successfully conduct interviews and write news reports in modern standard Arabic. Students will also be familiarized with different Arabic media writings.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
  
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    ALWT 422/4273 - Professional Business Writing: 3 credits



    Prerequisites
    Score 85 or more in the Arabic Writing Placement Exam or have taken either 2271 or 3271.

    Description
    The course bridges the communication gap between language course work and information- transfer needs of business. The course trains the student to write major forms of business writing, including correspondence, memoranda, reports and the like.

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
  
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    ALWT 423/4274 - Professional Diplomatic Writing: 3 credits



    Prerequisites
    Score 85 or more in the Arabic Writing Placement Exam or have taken either 2271 or 3271.

    Description
    The course bridges the communication gap between language course work and information- transfer needs of diplomacy. The course trains the student to write major forms of diplomatic writing, including correspondence, memoranda, reports and the like.

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
  
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    ALWT 521/5271 - Professional Arabic TV Script Writing 3 credits



    Prerequisites
      or Approval of ALNG Director

    Description
    This course is a continuation of   . This course makes students practice writing TV scripts in syntactically and semantically eloquent Arabic. It also develops students’ Arabic language through further understanding of Arabic and Egyptian culture.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
  
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    AMST 199/1099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



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

  
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    AMST 299/2096 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

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

  
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    AMST 310/3010 - American Literature to 1900 (3 cr.)



    Description
    Selected readings of literary works beginning with pre-Columbian oral traditions and moving from the colonial era to the early national period through to the late nineteenth century.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    AMST 311/3011 - Modern American Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Works of twentieth-century American writers. The reading list may be chosen to reflect changing ethnic and cultural phenomena and will vary from year to year.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    AMST 356/3016 - American Philosophy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Two philosophy courses or consent of instructor.

    Description
    The course examines philosophy in North America, focusing on the central themes of democracy and pragmatism. A guiding question of the course will be: How is the democratic process embedded in the philosophic enterprise? The views of major thinkers such as Peirce, James, Royce, Santayana, Dewey, Quine, and Hartshorne will be examined.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    AMST 301/3100 - The US and the World Economy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Sophomore Standing or Higher

    Description
    The course will look at the relationship between the U.S. and the global monetary, financial and trading systems. From a historical perspective, the course will examine how the U.S. power has evolved in the post-World War Two as well as the emergence of the Bretton Woods institutions (IMF and World Bank) and the World Trading Organization (WTO). Current issues include but not restricted to the role and weight of the newly emerging industrialized countries. (BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), the continued reliance on the U.S. dollar as the predominant reserve currency, and the impact of the growing American indebtedness on the world economy.
     

  
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    AMST 400/4001 - Selected Topics in American Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of specific topics and themes related to the field of American Studies. May be repeated for credit if content changes.
     

  
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    AMST 444/4444 - Media Law and Policy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An explanation of communication law and regulation with its major segments libel, privacy and news-gathering together with journalists’ rights and defenses against libel suits. Issues of national and international topics are covered together with media law cases.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  
  
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    ANTH 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.

  
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    ANTH 210/2005 - Arab Society (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or concurrent.

    Description
    Description and analysis of social and cultural characteristics and problems of contemporary Arab Society, taking into consideration the specific historical, economic, and ideological forces that shape it. The social basis for Arab unity and identity. Introduction to basic concepts and principles for understanding social phenomena.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ANTH 299/2099 - Selected Topics 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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    ANTH 202/2101 - Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Description
    Cultural anthropology is an exploration of human diversity and what we have in common.  It is a journey of questioning, understanding, and respecting the rich and complex tapestry of human practices, beliefs, and expressions we call “culture.”  In this course we will encounter a wide variety of practices and beliefs, including our own, and we will examine how these are related to global power relations; also, we will explore how anthropologists, with their own particular ideological and theoretical perspectives, attempt to understand these matters.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ANTH 240/2201 - Introduction to Community Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduces the students to the different concepts and approaches to community development as well as to community organizing.  Utilizes a critically reflective framework as part of the curriculum to overcome the potential division between theory and practice.  Identifies the key issues that the students are likely to confront in community development and organizing work.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  / .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ANTH 302/3015 - Global Families: Kinship and Relatedness in Late Modernity (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Transformation of family and kin structures and relations in present-day globalization. Impacts of urbanization, international migration, consumerism, economic and other factors on families and kin groups.  Why and how people legitimize their kin relationships in the eyes of their community, their state, and their religion, and how different family structures are tied to naturalizing certain forms of power.  Comparative perspectives from the Middle East and other world areas.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 303/3020 - Social Movements (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Basic processes by which societies initiate, consolidate, transform, and change their basic institutions and social structures. Anatomy of reform and revolutionary social movements, especially those affecting Arab and Third World societies.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring
  
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    ANTH 310/3035 - Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    The main trends, basic problems, and unresolved issues of post-war sociological thought. Essential aspects of the logic of scientific inquiry; contemporary theories as model building in sociology including new functionalism, critical theory, structuralism and poststructuralism.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    ANTH 320/3040 - States, Capital and Rural Lives (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Analysis of dynamics of expanding state and capital relations into rural and pastoral communities, with special focus on property and labor relations, the social organization of production and exchange, politics and power relations, and the organization and practice of everyday life.  The course draws on comparative ethnographic case studies from around the world.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 321/3045 - The Urban Experience (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    This course will explore a variety of approaches for the study of life in cities, providing students with tools to think critically about the meaning of urban life in the new century.  Are cities the vibrant, vital centers of all that is exciting, new and provocative in modern life or are they the decaying, decadent and dangerous remnants of an industrial age whose time has past?  How do we link the lives of corporate elites and pop icons with crack dealers and shanty town dwellers?  How do we place migration, world capital flows, transnational media, and global consumption in our studies of city life?

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    ANTH 332/3060 - Social Constructions of Difference: Race, Ethnicity, and Class (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    The course will first introduce students to the vast theoretical literature on the concepts of race, ethnicity and class from sociology and anthropology.  Second, the course will expect students to shift focus away from looking at different cultures to analyzing cultural productions of difference.  In the course we will be concerned with how racial, ethnic and class identities are shaped by diverse hegemonic systems, modes of resistance, and the structuring of social relations in different societies.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 341/3070 - Anthropology and Film (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    The history and practice of film in anthropology; film as ethnography; comparison of films and analytical ethnographies. Additional Mandatory Lab Sessions for Film Screening.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 352/3075 - Language in Culture (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    The role played by language in humankind’s symbolic relation to the world. Emphasis on linguistic analysis, ethnosemantics, sociolinguistics, expressive speech and language and socialization as these elucidate patterns of cognitive orientation.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 360/3080 - Gender, Sexuality and Social Change (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    An introduction to the study of gender ideologies, including a cross-cultural comparison of how genders are constructed to create different norms of masculine, feminine, and other categories linked to various forms of sexuality.  Focus on analyzing how inequalities are maintained and contested over time through gendered discourses and practices at home, at work, and at local, national and international levels.  Special emphasis on the uses of gender in justifying and challenging development agendas in the Global South.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 370/3085 - Environmental Issues in Egypt (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    The technical aspects of environmental issues in Egypt are examined taking into account the cultural, social, and political dimensions upsetting the balance of the environment.  Major issues such as water scarcity, global warming, desertification, urban pollution, tourism, and demographic pressures are presented and analyzed. 

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 372/3090 - Public Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Cultural dynamics involved in social and economic change with special reference to Egypt and the Middle East. Community development, cooperatives, population studies, resettlement, health and education are some of the problems that may be discussed. Case studies and fieldwork.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 309/3102 - History of Social Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing, or consent of instructor.

    Description
    The nature and function of social theory and its development especially since the Enlightenment. Emphasis on the cumulative insights and ideas which have contributed to modern social theory. The essential aspects of the philosophy of social science, especially epistemological problems in the sciences of sociology and anthropology.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ANTH 311/3104 - Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    .Introduces major theories and theorists in the recent history of anthropology and provides a broad vision of the development of the discipline and of contemporary anthropological thought. The course also covers the development of the ethnographic method, important paradigms such as structural-functionalism, and recent critical theory.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring
  
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    ANTH 380/3105 - Fieldwork Methods (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and 6 credit hours of social sciences.

    Description
    Logic and philosophy of qualitative methodology in anthropology and other social sciences. The process of research design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results and final write-up is elaborated with specific reference to research conducted in Egypt, the wider Arab and Middle Eastern worlds and elsewhere. Discussion of the politics and ethics of fieldwork, including protection of the rights of human participants in research projects.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ANTH 340/3202 - Participatory Action Research in Community Settings (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of the instructor. 

    Description
    This course will introduce students to the appropriate research methodologies when dealing with community organizing and development, particularly the participatory action research approach to community development.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   /   .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    ANTH 312/3301 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    3 hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Basic structure of contemporary societies and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, with special emphasis on the Arab population. Problems of ecology, economics, social organization, law and politics, religion and patterns of social change.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ANTH 382/3302 - Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Basic structure of contemporary societies and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa with special emphasis on problems of ecology, economics, social organization, law and politics, religion, and patterns of social change.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 384/3303 - Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Basic structure of contemporary societies and cultures of Latin America with special emphasis on problems of ecology, economics, social organization, law and politics, religion, and patterns of social change.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 386/3304 - Peoples and Cultures of Asia (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Basic structure of contemporary societies and cultures of South, South-East, and East Asia with special emphasis on problems of ecology, economics, social organization, law and politics, religion and patterns of social change.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 390/3305 - Selected People and Culture Areas (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Areas to be chosen according to specific interest and faculty expertise. Examples of possible areas are: peoples and cultures of the ancient world, of the Mediterranean, and of the United States.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be taken for credit more than once if content changes.
  
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    ANTH 407/4015 - Psychological Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Anthropology, 6 hours of Social Sciences, and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the study of the reciprocal relations of culture and personality; special focus on themes of identity, socialization and the emergence of self in various cultural settings.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 422/4025 - Religion in a Global World (3cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Comparative study of religion in culture and society.  The course will explore a variety of theories and controversies in the anthropological understanding of religion.  Emphasis is on how religion may restrict but also empower believers, inform their social identities, and intersect with political and economic practices and institutions in a globalizing world.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ANTH 425/4030 - Women, Islam and the State (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of Social Sciences and Junior or Senior standing.

    Description
    An anthropological perspective on the politics of gender in Muslim societies, with an emphasis on the Middle East. The relationship between religion and society, especially the cultural construction of gender hierarchies within the discourses of Islam and the realities of Muslim women’s lives. The articulation of the impact of modern states on gender hierarchies.

    When Offered
    Offered annually.
  
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    ANTH 450/4050 - Third World Development (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Contemporary theories of development as they apply to and illuminate the problems of development in underdeveloped countries. The approach will be interdisciplinary.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ANTH 455/4055 - Seminar in African Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of Social Sciences and Junior or Senior standing.

    Description
    Through the examination of a contemporary topic in African Studies, this interdisciplinary seminar examines epistemological and methodological issues in African Studies such as transformation, resistance, power, technology, and women and development. Original sources will be used to examine the theoretical assumptions, data and methods underlying the literature. Prior course work in African Studies is recommended.

    Cross-listed
    Same as 
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 462/4065 - Culture, Economy and the Everyday (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Examination of how anthropology has approached the study of economic practices, ideas and institutions in different cultural contexts.  By following the main theoretical paradigms in economic anthropology, the course will address the cultural assumptions and power dynamics in defining what an economy is and how people go about producing, consuming and exchanging goods, commodities, gifts, services, as well as social relationships.  Ethnographic case studies will explicate the power relations underlying the pursuit of economic lives, the centrality of gender, class, race, kinship and ethnic relations in shaping production, consumption and exchange, and the ramifications of global markets on peoples’ livelihoods and identities. 

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 492/4070 - Political Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of Social Sciences and Junior or Senior standing.

    Description
    This course examines the contribution of anthropology to the comparative study of political organization and the exercise of power. It reviews classical anthropological approaches to politics in non-state and non-Western state societies. The course also examines political organization in postcolonial and global contexts, including such topics as nationalism, migration, transnational mobilization, ethnic identity and flexible citizenship, and the use of media technologies in developing political subjectivities. There is an emphasis on theoretical perspectives.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 400/4099 - Selected Topics in Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences, and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    .Topics to be chosen according to specific interest, such as: agrarian transformation, desert development, sex roles, cognitive anthropology, anthropology and education; nationalism, colonialism and postcolonialism; tourism in social science; and anthropology of the city.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
    Repeatable
    May be taken for credit more than once if content changes.
  
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    ANTH 495/4107 - Senior Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing and   or    or 12 hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Emphasis on current methodological trends in anthropology and sociology reflecting the research interests of the faculty and students, and drawing on the experience of the undergraduate career.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Notes
    Content may therefore vary from year to year. The student will be required to write a methodologically sound senior paper, preferably based on field research.

  
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    ANTH 440-441/4203-4045 - Practicum in Community Development (6 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Six hours of social sciences and the consent of the instructor.

    Description
    Two semester, nine month field experience in an approved international development agency, local NGO or other professional setting approved by faculty supervisor.  Supervised by a professional and faculty supervisor.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  , .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall (440) and spring (441).
  
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    ANTH 402/4405 - Independent Study (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: a minimum B average, consent of the instructor, and approval by the unit head and the department chair.

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

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit more than once if content changes.
  
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    ANTH 445/4499 - 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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    ANTH 460/4560 - Development Studies Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    12 hours of social science.

    Description
    Interdisciplinary and comparative analysis of development as a process and as a historical phenomenon. Critical evaluation of economic, political, social and cultural technological and managerial factors that structure developmental change.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  / .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 199/1099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3cr.)



    Description
    Selected topic in Arab Islamic history for the core curriculum.

  
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    ARIC 101/1101 - Children’s Literature and Cultural Representations (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course introduces students in simplified form and content to contemporary literary and cultural theories pertinent to reading and analyzing children’s literature. Topics for discussion will include historical constructions of childhood and the socio-historical contexts for the production of children’s literary canon(s). Through readings to familiar classics we will explore how representations in texts for children (both written and visual) have shaped the different ideologies of identity, race, gender, and nation.

  
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    ARIC 100/1300 - Arabs and Muslims Encountering the Other (3 cr.)



    Description
    Surveys Arab-Islamic history from the perspective of the development of the socio-cultural self and its encounters with the Other. Pays special attention to inter-cultural and inter-confessional relations and to how these informed the development of Arab-Islamic identities from the birth of lslam to the colonial period. Major themes include travel and intercultural encounter, polemic, conversion, the treatment of religious minorities, and the colonial subject’s view of the West.
     

  
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    ARIC 299/2096 - Selected Topics for the Core Curriculum in International/World Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

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

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 299/2097 - Selected Topics for the Core Curriculum in Arab World Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

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

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 299/2099 - Selected Topics for the Core Curriculum in Humanities (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

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

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ARIC 201/2101 - Introduction to Classical Arabic Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    An introduction to the classical Arabic literary tradition through readings of major texts. Prerequisites: Thanawiya ‘Amma or placement examination.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 202/2102 - Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    .An introduction to the literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through readings of major texts. Prerequisites: Thanawiya ‘Amma or placement examination.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
    Notes
    Taught in Arabic.

  
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    ARIC 203/2103 - Classical Arabic Literature in Translation (3 cr.)



    Description
    An introduction to the classical Arabic literary tradition through readings of major texts.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Taught in English, with assigned texts in English translation.

  
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    ARIC 204/2104 - Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3 cr.)



    Description
    An introduction to the literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through readings of major texts.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Taught in English, with assigned texts in English translation.

  
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    ARIC 205/2205 - The World of Islamic Architecture, from the Beginnings to the Present Day (3 cr.)



    Description
    An overview of Islamic architecture from Spain to Indonesia from the 7th century to the present. Major examples of religious and secular architecture, including mosques, madrasas, palaces and caravanserais.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ARIC 206/2206 - The City of Cairo (3 cr.)



    Description
    The architectural and urban heritage of Fustat – Cairo from 641 CE to the present.
     

    Hours
    Classwork is supplemented by six to eight field trips on Friday or Saturday mornings.
    When Offered
    Offered in the fall and spring.
    Notes
    Classwork is supplemented by six to eight field trips on Saturday mornings.

  
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    ARIC 270-271/2270-2271 - From Andalusia to Indonesia: Introduction to Islamic Art and Architecture (3 cr. per semester)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite for ARIC 2271: ARIC 2270, or   .

    Description
    Important works in architecture and decorative arts from the seventh century AD to the Ottoman period; artistic achievements of Muslim Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. ARIC 2270 up to 1250 CE; ARIC 2271 1250 CE onwards.

    When Offered
    ARIC 2270 offered in fall.
    ARIC 2271 offered in spring.
     
  
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    ARIC 246/2346 - Survey of Arab History (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course presents the history of the Arab-speaking Middle East from pre-Islamic times to the modern era, with emphasis on some of the principal political, economic, social, religious, and cultural developments and their relevance to the contemporary Middle East. The course introduces students to historiographical methodology and different interpretive approaches. It attempts to foster a critical attitude toward sources and provides a context in which students can apply skills and concepts acquired in other required-core.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
 

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