Winter 2021

Winter 2021 courses will be fully remote. Course details are viewable in the LSA Course Guide.

Cultural Studies

MIDEAST 291.001 Humanities Topics in Middle East Studies: "Travelers and Travelogues" | Cameron Cross (kchalipa@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 315 Introduction to Arab Culture - Carol Bardenstein (cbardens@umich.edu) | 4 credits | Humanities | Race & Ethnicity | Upper Level Writing Requirement

MIDEAST 328 Peace and Nonviolence in Islamic Cultures - Samer Ali (samerali@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 329 - Connecting Life Stories, Connecting Lives: The Middle East and Beyond - Carol Bardenstein (cbardens@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Humanities

History

MIDEAST 216 Islam in History - Alexander Knysh (alknysh@umich.edu) | 4 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 295.001 First Year Seminar: "Ancient Empire" - Jessie DeGrado (jdegrado@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 295.002 First Year Seminar: "Archaeology in Modern Israel" - Yaron Eliav (yzeliav@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 320 History of the Ottoman Empire: The "Post-Classical Age", (ca. 1600-1922) - Erdem Cipa (ecipa@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 321 Jihad in History - Alexander Knysh (alknysh@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 337 Ancient Mesopotamia: History and Culture - Gary Beckman (sidd@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Interdisciplinary | Upper Level Writing Requirement

MIDEAST 338 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology - Janet Richards (jerichar@umich.edu) | 4 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 341 Science and Technology in the Ancient Middle East - Jay Crisostomo (cjcrisos@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Interdisciplinary

MIDEAST 445.001 Selected Topics in Ancient Egyptian History and Culture: "Language Learning in the Ancient World" - Jay Crisostomo (cjcrisos@umich.edu) | 3 credits

MIDEAST 445.002 Selected Topics in Ancient Egyptian History and Culture: "Local Saint Cults in Cross-Cultural Perspective" - Janet Richards (jerichar@umich.edu) | 3 credits

Linguistics

Literature

MIDEAST 239 Mythology of the Ancient Middle East - Gary Beckman (sidd@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 426 An Introduction to Modern Armenian - Michael Pifer (mpifer@umich.edu@umich.edu) | 3 credits

MIDEAST 427 Rumi and the Great Persian Mystical Poets - Cameron Cross (kchalipa@umich.edu) | 3 credits

MIDEAST 430 History of Arabic Literature in English - Trevor Le Gassick (tleg@umich.edu) | 3 credits

Religion

MIDEAST 236 Introduction to the New Testament - Gabriele Boccaccini (gbocca@umich.edu) | 4 credits | Humanities

MIDEAST 355 Jews in the Roman Mediterranean: Archaeology, Religion, and Culture - Yaron Eliav (yzeliav@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Interdisciplinary

MIDEAST 490.001 Topics in Middle East Studies: "The Jewish Child, from the Bible to the Holocaust" - Gabriele Boccaccini (gbocca@umich.edu) | 3 credits

MIDEAST 490.002 Topics in Middle East Studies: "Archaeology and the Bible" - Jessie DeGrado (jdegrado@umich.edu) | 3 credits | Upper Level Writing Requirement

MIDEAST 490.003 Topics in Middle East Studies: "Rap, Rhythm, and Jews: Jewish Poetry, Religion, and Popular Culture" - Elliot Ginsburg (elgins@umich.edu) | 3 credits

Visual Culture