Middle East Studies Program Announces Courses for Fall 2018

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 more during the fall 2018 semester. This fall's course offerings reflect the diverse specialties and academic interests of the program's faculty, and may be used to satisfy requirements for the Middle East studies major and minor. 

Middle East Studies Courses

ANTH 4533 Middle East Cultures
T/TH, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Swedenburg, tsweden@uark.edu

ANTH 3033 Egyptology
M/W, 3:05-4:20 p.m.
Morey, elmorey@uark.edu

ARAB 1016-001 Intensive Arabic I
MWF 9:40-10:30 a.m., T/TH 9:30-10:45 a.m.
P. Haydar, phaydar@uark.edu

ARAB 1016-002 Intensive Arabic I
MWF 10:45-11:35 a.m., T/TH 11:00-12:15 p.m.
Mahmoud, rmahmoud@uark.edu

ARAB 3016/H Intensive Arabic III
MWF 9:40-10:30 a.m., T/TH 9:30-10:45 a.m.
A. Haydar, ahaydar@uark.edu

ARAB 4023 Advanced Arabic I
MWF 10:45-11:35 a.m.
A. Haydar, ahaydar@uark.edu

ARAB 470V/ENGL 510V Modern Arabic Poetry
Schedule TBA
A. Haydar, ahaydar@uark.edu

ENGL 4713/5173 Arabic Influence on Medieval Europe
T/TH, 2-3:15 p.m.
Kahf, mkahf@uark.edu

GEOS 4043/4043H Geography of the Middle East
W, 6-8:50 p.m.
Paradise, paradise@uark.edu

HIST 3033 Islamic Civilization
T/TH, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Antov, antov@uark.edu

HIST 3043 History of the Modern Middle East
M/W/F, 9:40-10:30 a.m.
Basturk, babastur@uark.edu

HIST 3853 The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives
T/TH, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Antov, antov@uark.edu

HIST 4413/6513 New Women in the Middle East
W, 3:05-5:55 p.m.
Gordon, joelg@uark.edu

MEST 2003/2003H Introduction to Islam
T/TH, 2-3:15 p.m.
Alam, alam@uark.edu

MEST 2013 Introduction to Middle East Studies
M/W, 3:05-4:20 p.m.
Alam, alam@uark.edu

PLSC 3523 Politics of the Middle East
M/W, 3:05-4:20 p.m.
Ghadbian, ghadbian@uark.edu

PLSC 4593 Islam and Politics
M, 6-8:30 p.m.
Ghadbian, ghadbian@uark.edu

About the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies: 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.


Ted R. Swedenburg, professor
Anthropology, Middle East Studies
479-575-4373, tsweden@uark.edu


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