Approved Courses for the Humanities Distribution

The following is a pre-approved list of courses that can be taken to fulfill the humanities requirement for the Modern Middle Eastern Studies major. Other courses may be counted; please email the Center with any questions about a course that does not appear on this list. Keep in mind that not all courses are offered every year, and that new courses might not yet appear on this list.

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ARTH 217 Introduction to the Visual Culture of the Islamic World Foundational Course
ARTH 417 Later Islamic Art and Architecture  
COMM 402 Arab Uprisings: Local and Global Representations Also counts as a seminar
HEBR 259 Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature  
HEBR 359 Modern Hebrew Literature  
HIST 081 History of the Middle East Since 1800 (NELC 031) Foundational Course;
Also counts as Social Science
HIST 084 (Topics in the Middle East in the 20th Century) Also counts as Social Science
HIST 106 Images of Islam & the Middle East
(Freshman Seminar in World History after 1800)
 
HIST 206 Sex and Power in the Middle East // Middle East and the U.S.
(Majors’ Seminar in World History after 1800)
Also counts as a seminar
HIST 371 Africa and the Middle East (NELC 334) Foundational Course;
Also counts as Social Science or a seminar
NELC 036 The Middle East Through Many Lenses (Freshman Seminar; CINE 036)  
NELC 037 The People of Modern Egypt (Freshman Seminar)  
NELC 038 Journeys in Arabic Narrative  
NELC 102 Introduction to the Middle East Foundational Course
NELC 104 Jerusalem through the Ages  
NELC 115 Iranian Youth Culture  
NELC 118 Iranian Cinema: Gender, Politics, & Religion  
NELC 119 Middle Eastern Cinema: Law and Society  
NELC 132 Origins of Islamic Political Thought Also counts as Social Science
NELC 134 Getting Crusaded  
NELC 139 Modern Egypt  
NELC 159 (Topics in Israeli Literature and Film in Translation)  
NELC 201 Modern Mideast Literatures in Translation   
NELC 212 Fiction of Modern Iran  
NELC 233 The Arabic Literary Heritage  
NELC 234 The Mongol Experience  
NELC 235 Food in the Islamic Middle East Also counts as a seminar
NELC 239 Migration and the Middle East Also counts as Social Science or a seminar
NELC 331 Iraq, Egypt & Algeria Also counts as Social Science or a seminar
NELC 332 North Africa: History, Culture, Society Also counts as Social Science or a seminar
NELC 335 Muslims, Christians, Jews Also counts as a seminar
NELC 336 Nationalism and Communal Identity in the Middle East Also counts as Social Science or a seminar
NELC 338 Age of Sultans 1100-1500  Also counts as a seminar
NELC 434 Arabic Literature & Theory  
NELC 437 Islamic Intellectual Tradition Also counts as a seminar
NELC 633 (Topics in Arabic Literature in the Belles-Lettres)  
RELS 100 Islamic Civilization  
RELS 140 Intro to the Qur'an  
RELS 143 Intro to Islam Foundational Course
RELS 146 Islam in the Modern World Foundational Course
RELS 245 Muhammad Through the Ages  
RELS 246 Islamic Mysticism  
RELS 247 Islamic Ethics  
RELS 2xx Women and Islamic Constructions of Gender  
RELS 445 Sufism Also counts as a seminar
RELS 545 Sufi Texts / Hadith / The Qur’an (Topics in Islamic Religion) Also counts as a seminar