Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Graduate Seminars


MES graduate seminars are collaborative, discussion-based meetings in which theories and methods related to the field are discussed, dissected, and evaluated to aid in your formation of the region as a whole, and the individual topic of the course from a multitude of perspectives and arguments. Offering between six and 13 graduate seminars per semester, topics include courses such as: “Islamic Feminism,” “Media and the Middle East,” “Modern Monarchy,” “Islamic Ornament,” “Strategy and Decision Making in Global Policy,” “Nationalisms in the Middle East,” “Global Iran,” “Comparative Middle Eastern Law,” “Islam and Political Violence,” “Comparative Semitic Grammar,” “Islam in Europe and America,” “Islamic Revolution of Iran,” “The Islamic City,” “Sovereignty in Islam: Theory and Practice,” and more.
This variety in seminar topics and methodologies reflects the broad interests of our diverse faculty, which is drawn from departments and programs across the university.

Courses in Middle Eastern Language and Cultures (All Tracks) |  Courses in Hebrew Bible / Ancient Near East

 

Middle Eastern Language and Cultures seminars (All Tracks) ♦

Fall 2019

Comparative Middle East Law
Shi'i Islam
Strategy and Decision Making in Global Politics
European Imperialism: The British Empire
Introduction to Islamic Studies
Akkadian I

Spring 2019

Intellectual History of Indo-Iran Islam
British History, Literature, and Politics
Islam and the Nation-State in the Middle East
Ideas of the East: A Global History
Global Iran
Survey of Middle East Literature and Film
Middle East Studies: Interdisciplinary Introduction
Multiliteracies
Transnational Legacies
Islam, Law, and Political Violence
Biblical Law

Fall 2018

Media and the Middle East
Modern Monarchy
The Politics of Capital
European Imperialism: Making of the Modern Middle East
Strategy and Decision Making in Global Politics
Cultural Defeats
Nationalisms in the Middle East
Post Colonial Europe
Modern Iranian History and Historiography
Islamic Feminism
Middle East Studies: Interdisciplinary Introduction
Space and Place in Literature
Islamic Ornament

Spring 2018

Comparative Middle East Law
Islam & Political Violence
British History, Literature, and Politics
Survey of Middle Eastern Lit & Film

Fall 2017

Politics of Capital
European Imperialism: Making of the Modern Middle East
Islam in Europen and America
Islamic Revolution of Iran

Spring 2017

Comparative Middle East Law
British History, Literature, and Politics
Late Ottoman State & Society
Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice
Space and Place in Literature

Fall 2016

Gender Clothing Identity Muslim Society
Authoritarianism
Modern Monarchy
European Imperialism: Making of the Modern Middle East
Modern Iranian History & Historiography
Islamic Feminism
Middle East Studies: Interdisc Intro
The Islamic City

Spring 2016

Media and the Middle East
British History, Literature, and Politics
Islamic Revolution of Iran
Writing Between Cultures: Arabs & Jews
Islamic Studies: Disciplinary Introduction
Women in Scripture

♦Courses Specific to the ANE / Hebrew Bible / Linguistics tracks: 

 

The Bible in Hebrew I
The Bible in Hebrew II
The Bible in Hebrew III
The Bible in Hebrew IV
Hebrew Bible Doctoral Seminar
Hebrew Bible Doctoral Seminar II
Hebrew Bible Doctoral Seminar III
Current Issues in the Hebrew Bible
Biblical Law
Comparative Semitic Grammar
Semitic Languages II
Syriac
Akkadian I
Akkadian II
Akkadian III
Semitic Epigraphy
Gendering the Old Testament
Ugaritic
Classical Ethiopic
Classical Ethiopic II
Targumic Aramaic

 

 

 


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