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Course Offerings

*** Please make an appointment to discuss your course selection with the director of MEIS, Professor Muhamad Ali or an advisor if you are majoring or minoring in MEIS. ***

2017-2018

* = please check prerequisites on general catalog and/or at https://registrationssb.ucr.edu
(available courses will be updated on a quarterly basis)
(listed courses are subject to change or cancellation without notification)

SURVEY COURSES

FALL 2017

  • *GSST 162 – Women’s Issues in Modern Muslim Thought 

WINTER 2018
To be announced

SPRING 2018
To be announced

SPECIALIZED COURES

FALL 2017

WINTER 2018
To be announced

SPRING 2018
To be announced

ELECTIVE AREAS

FALL 2017

  • *HIST 197 (Section 004 only) – The Ottoman Empire, 1300 – 1800
  • *MCS 154 – Media, Gender, and Violence
  • *MCS 156E – South Asian Media and Cultures
  • *POSC 108 – Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity in the United States
  • *POSC 146 – Mass Media and Public Opinion
  • *RLST 100 – The Problem of Religion
  • *RLST 101 – Religions of India

WINTER 2018
To be announced

SPRING 2018
To be announced


2016-2017

FALL 2016

  • MEIS156: Jews and Arabs (Jeff Sacks)
  • ARBC001: Elementary Arabic (lecturer, A Ramadan)
  • ARBC004: Intermediate Arabic (lecturer, A Ramadan)
  • POSC152: Politics of the Middle East (E Bordenkircher)

WINTER 2017

  • GSST/RL 162:  Women’s Issues in the Modern Muslim Thought (Sherine Hafez)

SPRING 2017

  • HIST 121: Middle Eastern History, 1200-1800 (Fariba Zarinebaf) 
  • HIST 124:  Women in Middle Eastern-Islamic History   (Fariba Zarinebaf )
  • HIST 125: Islam and Revolution in Iran  (Fariba Zarinebaf)  
  • GSST/ANT 168 Gender and Power in Muslim Societies  (Sherine Hafez)
  • RLST 113: Topics in Modern Islam (Muhamad Ali)

MEIS 199: Senior Research

PLEASE NOTE: Check also Arabic Courses for 2016-2017. Please consult with director or advisor on courses that can be petitioned for MEIS credit. Please also check Summer Sessions 2017.


2015-2016

FALL 2015

  • Hist 121, Middle East, 1700-1800 ( zarinebaf)
  • Hist 126, Istanbul in History and Fiction ( Zarinebaf)

WINTER 2016

  • Hist 278, Comparative empires: The Ottomans and Safavids ( Zarinebaf) Grad course
  • RLST252: Southeast Asian Islam ( Ali) Grad course

SPRING 2016

  • Hist 125, Islam and Revolution in Iran ( Zarinebaf)
  • RLST 002 Introduction to Comparative Scripture ( Ali)
  • RLST 111: Islam ( Ali)
  • GSST 169: Gender and Sexuality in "The Arab Spring" ( Hafez)

Arabic Courses, 2015-16

  • Fall
    ARBC 1; ARBC 4 ( Ramadan)
  • Winter
    ARBC 2; ARBC 5 ( Ramadan)
  • Spring
    ARBC 3, ARBC 6 ( Ramadan)

Courses that can be petitioned for credit:

  • Hist 160, India and the British Empire ( Eacott)
  • RLST 148, Religions of the Silk Road ( King)
  • ARBC 105. Media Arabic ( Ramadan)

2014-2015

SUMMER SESSION ONE 2014

  • ARLC 155 Introduction to Arabic Literature, Jeff Sacks

FALL 2014

  • HIST 121:  Survey of Middle East , 1200-1800; Fariba Zarinebaf
  • HIST 197 (cross-listed as MEIS 199):
  • Urban Transformation in the Middle East, 1700- present; Fariba Zarinebaf
  • RLST 151: Reading the Qur’an; Muhamad Ali
  • RLST 150: Islam in Southeast Asia; Muhamad Ali
  •  THEA 191J (Theatre 191J): Staging the Middle East; Erith Jaffe-Berg

WINTER 2015

  • ARBC/CPLT 154: Introduction to Arabic Philosophy; Jeff Sacks
  • HIST 124:  Gender in Middle- Eastern Islamic history; Fariba Zarinebaf

SPRING 2015

  • ARBC/CPLT 158: Islam and Psychoanalysis; Jeff Sacks
  • HIST 125: Islam and revolution in Iran; Fariba Zarinebaf

ARABIC LANGUAGE CLASSES

SUMMER SESSIONS ONE AND TWO

  • ARBC 004 A. Ramadan

FALL 2014

  • ARBC 001 Section 001 A. Ramadan
  • ARBC 001 Section 002 N Pena (TA)
  • ARBC 004 Section 001 A. Ramadan

WINTER 2015

  • ARBC 002 Section 001 A. Ramadan
  • ARBC 002 Section 002 N. Pena (TA)
  • ARBC 005 Section 001 A. Ramadan
  • ARBC XXX Section 001 A. Ramadan (Media Arabic) (Upper Division)

SPRING 2015

  • ARBC 003 Section 001 A. Ramadan
  • ARBC 003 Section 002 A. Ramadan
  • ARBC 006 Section 001 A. Ramadan

2013-2014

Fall 2013

  • Arabic 1 ( Ayman)
  • CHASS Connect, Muslim diversity in Southeast Asia (Ali)
  • RLST 111. Islam (Ali)
  • WST 168. gender and Power ( Hafez)
  • GBST 159. "From the maghreb to the Middle East." (Ossman)
  • CRWT185e: Special Topics in Nonfiction "Memoirs from the Middle East" (Lalami)

Winter 2014

  • Arabic 2 ( Ayman)
  • Hist 121, Middle East, 1250-1800 (Staff)
  • RLST 200 C Religions in Contact (Ali)
  • RLST 149 South Asian religions ( Ali)

Spring 2014

  • Arabic 3 ( Ayman)
  • Hist 126 Istanbul in History and Fiction ( Zarinebaf)
  • WMST 151 women state and Islam ( Hafez)

2012-2013

Fall 2012

  • ARBC 001 (Ramadan)
  • ARBC 004 (Ramadan)
  • RLST 004  Religions in Asia (Ali)
  • Hist 121 Survey of Middle East, 1200-1800 ( Zarinebaf)
  • Thea 191J. Staging the Middle East (Jaffe-Berg)
  • RLST 249 ( Grad Seminar) Public Religious Discourses in Modern Islam (Ali)

Winter 2013

  • ARBC 002 (Ramadan)
  • ARBC 004 (Ramadan)
  • ARBC 110 (this has a prerequisite of ARBC 006) (Sacks)
  • ARLC/CPLT/MEIS 155/RLST 157 ( formerly ARLC 001)  Introduction to Arabic Literature   (Sacks)
  • Hist 124 Gender in Middle Eastern- Islamic History ( Zarinebaf)

Spring 2013

  • ARBC 003 (Ramadan)
  • ARBC 005 (Ramadan)
  • ARLC/CPLT/MEIS/RLST 156   Jew and Arabs (Sacks)
  • RLST 112  Islam in America (Ali)
  • RLST 151 Reading the Qur'an (Ali)
  • WMST/RLS 162 Women's issues in modern Muslim thought  ( Hafez)
  • POSC 156 political systems across Muslim societies ( Erdem)?
  • Hist 125 Islam & Revolution in Iran ( Zarinebaf)
  • HIST 278 ( graduate seminar) Early Modern Empires in the Middle East, The Ottomans and Safavids ( Zarinebaf)

2011-2012

FALL 2011:

  • Arabic/ ARBC 001
  • Arabic/ ARBC 003
  • HIST 121 Survey of Middle Easteren History, 1200-1800 (staff)

WINTER 2012:

  • Arabic/ ARBC 002
  • Arabic/ ARBC 004
  • CHASS Connect on Islam/WMST 168, GENDER & POWER IN ISLAMIC SOCIETIES (Hafez)

SPRING 2012:

  • Arabic/ ARBC 003
  • cplt/arlc/meis 1, palestine/algeria (Sacks)
  • WMST 151 WOMEN, ISLAM AND THE STATE (Hafez)
  • MCS 172 Politics of Representations - Images from the Islamic Worlds (Khan)

2010-2011

WINTER 2011:

  • HST 30: Harem in Middle Eastern History and Western Culture
  • HST 126: Istanbul in History and Fiction
  • RLST 116: Religion and Violence

SPRING 2011:

  • HST 125: Islam and Revolution in Iran
  • RLST 113: Topics in Modern islam
  • POSC 156: Political Systems Across Muslim Societies (Erdem)
  • CWPA 256: Contemporary Literature from the Modern Middle East (Aslan)

SUMMER 2011:

  • summer session one: Arabic/ ARBC 001 and 003
  • summer session two: Arabic/ ARBC 002 and 004