Graduate Africa, Asia, & the Middle East Courses

 

Course No. Course Name Description

HIST 544 Islamic Mysticism Origin and development of Sufism and its impact on Muslim and non Muslim worlds.

HIST 545 Women in Islamic History Examination of the roles of women have played throughout Islamic history and of the changing discourse in the Islamic community about women and their roles. Graduate level requirements include additional readings and meetings with the instructor and an additional research paper.

HIST 572 History Medieval India Survey of Indian history from 7th century to 1750. Graduate level requirements include additional research or writing; see instructor for details.

HIST 573 History of Modern India and Pakistan: 1750-Present Survey of political, social and economic developments in South Asia from the mid-18th century to the present. Writing emphasis for India-Pakistan specialization. Graduate level requirements include additional research or writing; see instructor for details.

HIST 576 Modern China
Survey of political, social, economic and cultural transformations undergone by China from ca. 1800 to the present. Provides students with a sense of both the major themes and the substance of the last two centuries of history of one of the world's major civilizations, as well as a better understanding of China's prominent position in the world today.  Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper and additional readings.
HIST 576U The Chinese City: Comparative Perspectives This course asks how the city was understood and urban space was experienced in China from the late imperial period to the twentieth century, from the walled cities of Ming and Qing to the neoliberal remaking of Beijing and Shanghai, passing through the modernist experiments of the Communist and Republican periods. Graduate level requirements: In addition to the undergraduate assignments, you will have to submit a book review every other week.  3-4 pages in length, double-spaced. (No web posting or short paper when a book review is due).  Graduate-level work is expected from graduate students in all assignments.

HIST 579 The Ottoman Empire to 1800 History of Ottoman Empire from its origins through the direct Western European impact, focusing on the political and social history of the empire in Europe and Asia. Graduate level requirements include an indepth research paper.

HIST 580 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century The modern Middle East in the age of imperialism, world wars, state formation, decolonization, and Islamic resistance. This is a writing emphasis course. Graduate level requirements include additional readings on selected topics and an extensive research paper.

HIST 582 Social History of China Formation of ancient Chinese society; organization of families and clans; social stratification, mobility, conflict and control in traditional China and transformation from traditional to modern society. Graduate level requirements include an extra term paper.

HIST 584 History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1800 to Present Origins of Zionism and Palestinian and other Arab nationalisms from the 19th century and the post-1948 Arab-Israel state conflict in the Cold War era. Graduate level requirements include additional readings and an extensive research paper.

HIST 585A History of the Iranian Plateau: Authority, Religion, and Literature, 633-1501 This course examines the history of the Iranian plateau from the rise and spread of Islam until the establishment of the Safavid Empire (1501). Graduate-level requirements include a the final paper 20-25 pages including 15-20 sources. You are expected to write a historiographical paper that engages seriously with the secondary literature.

HIST 585B Social, Cultural and Political History of Iranian Plateau: 7th Century - Present The Iranian plateau in the modern era of western imperialism and nationalistic Islamic responses. Graduate level requirements include additional readings and an extensive research paper.

HIST 595E Struggle and Survival: Modern Mid East and North Africa, c.1850-Present The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 596C The Literature of Identity in the Modern Middle East
The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
HIST 596D The Late Ottoman Empire
This course explores the history of the end of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East and the Balkans.  Three approaches constitute the organizational framework.  The first provides the chronological overview of Ottoman history necessary to see the last 150 years of the empire in perspective and in detail.  The second explores a variety of topics chosen to highlight some of the broader transformations of the period.  The third revolves around the problematic notion of the Ottoman historical legacy in the post-Ottoman era.
HIST 596M Middle East: Topics in History and Civilization The development and exchange of scholarly information usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registraints, with the exchange of results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 695G Advaned Studies in Asian History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by sevveral different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 695M Advanced Studies in Middle Eastern History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by sevveral different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

 

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