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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
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Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
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East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
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Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
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Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
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Courses Originating in Middle Eastern Studies
Cross-Listed Middle Eastern Studies Courses
The Ibn Khaldun Prize
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
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Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Middle Eastern Studies 685 Courses Originating in Middle Eastern Studies  

Courses Originating in Middle Eastern Studies

01:685:103-104Elementary Persian (4,4) Basic speaking and writing systems of Persian as employed in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and other parts of Asia. Students with prior knowledge of Persian must take a placement test, given by the Middle Eastern studies program, to determine their level of language competence.
01:685:203,204Intermediate Persian (4,4) Intermediate Persian enables participants to read representative texts that require knowledge of 1,500-2,000 words and of the grammatical structures presented in elementary Persian. Participants acquire the skills needed to produce communicative Persian on the intermediate level. Prerequisites: 01:685:103-104 or equivalent.
01:685:303,304Advanced Persian (4,4) Prerequisites: 01:685:203,204 or equivalent.
01:685:329Medieval Arabic Religious Texts (3) Reading and close analysis of selected medieval religious texts, including Qur'an, Qur'anic exegesis, hadith, fiqh, and philosophical treatises exploring relationships between reason and revelation. Prerequisites: 01:013:128 or 01:685:128, and 01:013: 228 or 01:685:228, or placement test given by the Middle Eastern studies program. Credit not given for both this course and 01:840:329.
01:685:330Major Themes in Contemporary Iranian Cinema (3) Examines major films from post-revolutionary Iranian cinema. Major themes: role of religion in film, art, feminism, children in adult roles, city versus rural and tribal spaces, gradual erosion of political and cultural restrictions.
01:685:331Impacts of Media Technologies and Globalization on the Middle East (3) Examines how media, especially information technology, have changed societies in the modern Middle East. Tensions between traditional values and modernity as they manifest in the widespread application of computer technology. Challenges to authoritarian governments in the Middle East by the proliferation and democratization of public access to technology. Introduction to the languages and cultures of the Middle East and facilitation of cross-cultural communication and understanding between the people of the West and of the Middle East. Credit not given for both this course and 01:014:355.
01:685:350Introduction to the Modern Middle East (3) Introduction to the languages and cultures of the Middle East and facilities of cross-cultural communication and understanding between the people of the West and of the Middle East.
01:685:355Muslims and Islamic Institutions in America (3)Explores the bonds of Muslim community, the meaning of Muslim American identity, how immigrant groups are assimilated into American society, and institutional frameworks being adopted for national intergration.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:014:355.
01:685:437,438Twentieth-Century Arabic Literature (3,3) Survey of representative works of Arabic literature in translation, including poetry, the novel, the short story, and plays. Emphasis on how new literary trends reflect sociocultural change in the Arab world, including debates over tradition, gender relations, and cultural pluralism. Prerequisite: At least one course in literature (English or world) or one course in Middle Eastern studies. Credit not given for both these courses and 01:013:437,438 or 01:195:437,438.
01:685:451Critical Perspectives on the Middle East (3)Promotes critical thinking about the Middle East by analyzing how stereotypes and Western polotical thinking hinder intercultural understanding and encourages students to think more dynamically about the relationship between the United States and the third world.
Prerequisite: 01:685:350. Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:451.
01:685:455Culture and Revolution in the Middle East (3) Middle Eastern culture and its relationships with revolutionary movements and radical Islam. Major perspectives on current discourses regarding revolution and Middle Eastern culture. Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:455.
01:685:480,481Internship in Middle Eastern Studies (3,3) Students work in outreach projects or with a designated agency concerned with Middle Eastern affairs; requires an appropriately designed academic project, resulting in a paper. Prerequisite: Permission of program director.
01:685:490Modern Middle Eastern Literature in Translation (3) Modern literature in the Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish traditions, with focuses on poetry, the short story, and the novel. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:490 or 01:563:480.
01:685:491-492Independent Study and Research in Middle Eastern Studies (3,3)
01:685:495-496Advanced Topics in Middle Eastern Studies (3,3) Intensive study, in a discussion-oriented format, of a specifically defined subject of Middle Eastern studies. Subjects vary according to individual instructors; contact the center director for information.
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