Middle East Studies Program Announces Spring 2015 Course Line-Up

MEST Spring 2015 Course List
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MEST Spring 2015 Course List

The Middle East Studies Program in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will offer courses in anthropology, Arabic language, literature, history, political science and religion in the spring 2015 semester. This spring's course offerings reflect the diverse specialties and academic interests of the program’s faculty, and maybe used to satisfy requirements for the Middle East Studies major and minor. 

The Middle East Studies Program is administered by the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies, an academic and research unit in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. An interdisciplinary and interdepartmental area studies center that offers diverse cultural, intellectual, and educational opportunities for the University of Arkansas community, it promotes research and teaching in interdisciplinary Middle East studies.

The center offers an undergraduate major in Middle East Studies and supports graduate studies in related departments through the Middle East Studies Program, as well as summer language study and research assistantships for graduate students and teaching and research by visiting scholars from affiliated universities and programs. 

More information about the King Fahd Center can be found at mest.uark.edu. For ongoing news, follow the Center on Facebook and Twitter.

Middle East Studies Courses (Spring 2015)

Egyptology – Morey, Erika
ANTH 3033
M/W 4:35-5:50 p.m.

Islam and Early South Asia – Brubaker, Robert
ANTH 3903/HIST 3983
M/W/F 10:45-11:35 a.m.

Nation, Race, Ethnicity – Swedenburg, Ted
ANTH 4913
Tu/Th 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Intensive Arabic II – Haydar, Paula
ARAB 2016-001
M/W/F, 9:40 - 10:30 a.m.
Tu/Th, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Intensive Arabic II – Haydar, Paula
ARAB 2016-002
M/W/F, 10:45 - 11:35 a.m.
Tu/Th, 11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Intensive Arabic IV – Haydar, Paula
ARAB 4016-001
M/W/F, 9:40-10:30 a.m.
Tu/Th, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Gender and Politics in Arab American Literature – Kahf, Mohja
ENGL 4583/ENGL 5583
M/W/F, 12:55-1:45 p.m.

Islamic Civilization – Parnell, Matthew
HIST 3033
Tu/Th, 2-3:15 p.m.

Modern Middle East – Parnell, Matthew
HIST 3043
Tu/Th, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

New Women in the Middle East – Gordon, Joel
HIST 4413
T, 5-7:50 p.m.

Intro to Islam – Alam, Sarwar
MEST 2003
Tu/Th, 2-3:15 p.m.

Intro to Middle East Studies – Angel, Chris
MEST 2013
M/W, 3:05-4:20 p.m.

Middle East Graphic Novel – Bassiri, Kaveh
MEST 4003/WLIT 3983-002
Tu/Th, 3:30-4:45 PM

Politics of the Middle East – Brown, Daniel
PLSC 3523
M/W, 3:05-4:20 p.m.

Gender & Policy in the Middle East – Alam, Sarwar
Tu/Th, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

The Middle East in World Affairs – Ghadbian, Najib
PLSC 4843
M, 6-8:30 p.m.


Nani Verzon, program coordinator
King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies
479-575-2175, hverzon@uark.edu


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