Africa/Middle East

HIST479 - MUSLIMS,CHRISTNS,JEWS

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST479 - MUSLIMS,CHRISTNS,JEWS
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST479401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
SHARKEY, HEATHER
Course number only
479
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST412 - The Middle East in the World Economy

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST412 - The Middle East in the World Economy
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST412601
Meeting times
T 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 305
Instructors
SCHAD, GEOFFREY
Course number only
412
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST479 - Muslims,Christns,Jews

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Muslims,Christns,Jews
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST479401
Course number integer
479
Meeting times
T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Heather Sharkey
Course number only
479
Cross listings
NELC335401, NELC535401, JWST335401, RELS311401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST188 - CIVILIZATIONS AT ODDS? THE U.S. AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST188 - CIVILIZATIONS AT ODDS? THE U.S. AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST188401
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
Ideas play an intangible role in defining culture and politics. In the contemporary Middle East, mass movements and revolutions have become a familiar feature of social and political life. This course surveys some of the major revolutions and ideologies that have caused significant change in the Middle East over the last century. We will examine icons of imperialism and consider varying sources of conflict within and between states. Novels, essays, and secondary works will comprise the bulk of the readings. The weekly assignments will focus on particular themes or on works that show the nature of political change in various contexts and geographic settings. Thematic texts will be supplemented with some factual information to help the students put the ideas of revolt and protest in the proper historical context.
Course number only
188
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST023401
Registration notes

OBJECTS-BASED LEARNING COURSE; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0900AM-1030AM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
COBB, PAUL
Course number only
023
Cross listings
NELC102401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST106 - Africa in World History

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Africa in World History
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST106301
Course number integer
106
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen.
Freshman Seminar
Meeting times
MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Lee V Cassanelli
Course number only
106
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST023401
Registration notes

OBJECTS-BASED LEARNING COURSE; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0900AM-1030AM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
COBB, PAUL
Course number only
023
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST075401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Survey of major themes and issues in African history before 1800. Topics include: early civilizations, African kingdoms and empires, population movements, the spread of Islam,and the slave trade. Also, emphasis on how historians use archaeology, linguistics, and oral traditions to reconstruct Africa's early history.
Course number only
075
Cross listings
AFST075401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST106 - Of Horses, Bows, & Fermented Milk: the Turkish Empires in 15 Objects

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
302
Title (text only)
Of Horses, Bows, & Fermented Milk: the Turkish Empires in 15 Objects
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST106302
Course number integer
106
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen.
Freshman Seminar
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Oscar Aguirre Mandujano
Course number only
106
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST023401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 723
Instructors
COBB, PAUL
Course number only
023
Cross listings
NELC102401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST075401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0900AM-1030AM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
DELL, JEREMY
Description
Survey of major themes and issues in African history before 1800. Topics include: early civilizations, African kingdoms and empires, population movements, the spread of Islam,and the slave trade. Also, emphasis on how historians use archaeology, linguistics, and oral traditions to reconstruct Africa's early history.
Course number only
075
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - MIGRATION AND REFUGEES IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - MIGRATION AND REFUGEES IN AFRICA
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Cross listings
AFRC233401 AFST232401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST084 - Oil Fields to Soccer Fields: Middle East in the 20th Century

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST084 - Oil Fields to Soccer Fields: Middle East in the 20th Century
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST084401
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
If "the clash of civilizations" is the first image that jumps to mind when thinking about the modern Middle East, then this is the course for you. From the familiar narratives about the creation of modern nation-states to the oft-neglected accounts of cultural life, this course surveys the multi-faceted societies of the twentieth-century Middle East. Although inclusive of the military battles and conflicts that have affected the region, this course will move beyond the cliches of war and conflict in the Middle East to show the range of issues and ideas with which intellectuals and governments grappled throughout the century. The cultural politics and economic value of oil as well as the formation of a vibrant literary life will be among the topics covered in the course. By considering illustrative cultural moments that shed light on the political history of the period, this course will adopt a nuanced framework to approach the Arab/Israeli conflict, the history of the Gulf States, the Iran-Iraq War, and U.S. involvement in the region.
Course number only
084
Cross listings
NELC032401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST088 - FROM OIL FIELDS TO SOCCER FIELDS: THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST088 - FROM OIL FIELDS TO SOCCER FIELDS: THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE 20TH CENTURY
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST088401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
How did the Middle East become modern? This seemingly simple question requires a complex appraisal of civic society. Life changed in spectacular ways for the denizens of the Middle East in the span of a century. Oil -- once considered a scarce natural commodity -- was discovered and exported in substantial quantities that altered the economic landscape of the region and the world. Movie theaters, sewage systems, and public housing projects changed the urban backdrop of Middle Eastern cities and towns. Soccer, swimming, and volleyball became some of the new-fangled sports embraced by Middle Eastern communities. This course will traverse these fascinating and fraught cultural transformations of the Middle East in the twentieth century. Although inclusive of the military battles and conflicts that have affected the region, this class will move beyond the cliches of war to show the range of issues and ideas with which intellectuals and communities grappled. The cultural politics and economic value of oil as well as the formation of a vibrant literary life will be among the topics covered. By considering illustrative cultural moments that shed light on the political history of the period, this course will develop a nuanced framework to approach the history of the U.S. involvement in the region, the Iran-Iraq war, the Arab/Israeli conflict, and the current crises in the Persian Gulf. Students are required to participate in every lecture and recitation, as on Thursdays, part of the class time will be devoted to discussing select documents provided by the instructor. Please keep in mind that lectures do not duplicate readings, but rather supplement them. We will also watch video clips in the course of the lectures. In addition, students are expected to complete each week's radings in a timely fasion. Course requirements include satisfactory performance on a Powerpoint presentation related to the weekly readings, 2-3 short quizzes, and a ten-page paper. The paper should be on a topic of contemporary interested covered in the course that is placed in the proper historical context.
Course number only
088
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - GOVERNING DIFFERENCES: STATE, SOCIETY, LANG, & RELIGION IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - GOVERNING DIFFERENCES: STATE, SOCIETY, LANG, & RELIGION IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST232402
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
DARAKCIOGLU, MEHMET
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Cross listings
NELC282402
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST139401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
DOHRMANN, NATALIE
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from its Biblical beginnings to the Middle Ages, with the main focus on the formative period of classical rabbinic Judaism and on the symbiotic relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Course number only
139
Cross listings
JWST156401 NELC051401 RELS120401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST139401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
DOHRMANN, NATALIE
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from its Biblical beginnings to the Middle Ages, with the main focus on the formative period of classical rabbinic Judaism and on the symbiotic relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Course number only
139
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST372401
Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
This course examines the history, politics, and significance of foreign aid to Africa since the late 19th century. While we do not typically think about the European colonial period in Africa in terms of 'foreign aid,' that era introduced ideas and institutions which formed the foundations for modern aid policies and practices. So we start there and move forward into more contemporary times. In addition to examining the objectives behind foreign assistance and the intentions of donors and recipients, we will look at some of the consequences (intended or unintended) of various forms of foreign aid to Africa over the past century. While not designed to be a comprehensive history of development theory, of African economics, or of international aid organizations, the course will touch on all of these topics. Previous course work on Africa is strongly advised.
Course number only
372
Cross listings
AFST372401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST187 - The Making of Modern South Africa: Becoming the Rainbow Nation

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST187 - The Making of Modern South Africa: Becoming the Rainbow Nation
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST187401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Instructors
BYALA, SARA
Description
In its current post-colonial, post-apartheid incarnation, South Africa has become known as the Rainbow Nation: a place that encompasses all manner of diversity, situated at the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The site from which mankind first arose, South Africa has a long and varied history. This introductory course will trace this history in broad strokes, from pre-colonial times to the near present, focusing most attention on the period from the mineral discoveries of the late 19th century until now. Main themes will include colonial conquest and indigenous resistance, the creation of new racial and national identities, and the rise, life and demise of the aparthied state. Examining large historical processes, (often through the lens of individual lives) by way of novels, films and scholarly readings will enable a broader engagement with issues of race and racism as well as gender and generational conflicts. Course requirements will include exams and a short writing assignment.
Course number only
187
Cross listings
AFST187401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - AFRICAN URBAN HISTORY

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - AFRICAN URBAN HISTORY
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
DYER, ELIZABETH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
JAFFE BUILDING B17
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Cross listings
ANCH025401 NELC101401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - HISTORY OF THE U.S. AND MIDDLE EAST

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - HISTORY OF THE U.S. AND MIDDLE EAST
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 204
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Cross listings
NELC282401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST370 - N.AFRICA:HIST,CULTR,SOC

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST370 - N.AFRICA:HIST,CULTR,SOC
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST370401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 219
Instructors
SHARKEY, HEATHER
Description
This interdisciplinary seminar aims to introduce students to the countries of North Africa, with a focus on the Maghreb and Libya (1830-present). It does so while examining the region's close economic and cultural connections to sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Readings will include histories, political analyses, anthropological studies, and novels, and will cover a wide range of topics such as colonial and postcolonial experiences, developments in Islamic thought and practice, and labor migration. This class is intended for juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
Course number only
370
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST076401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
Survey of major themes, events, and personalities in African history from the early nineteenth century through the 1960s. Topics include abolition of the slave trade, European imperialism, impact of colonial rule, African resistance, religious and cultural movements, rise of naturalism and pan-Africanism, issues of ethnicity and "tribalism" in modern Africa.
Course number only
076
Cross listings
AFRC076401 AFST076401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - History and Colonial Modernity: South Asia, Africa and Middle East

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - History and Colonial Modernity: South Asia, Africa and Middle East
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST233402
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
CHAUDHRY, FAISAL
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Cross listings
SAST264402
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST372 - THE HISTORY OF FOREIGN AID IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST372 - THE HISTORY OF FOREIGN AID IN AFRICA
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST372401
Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
This course examines the history, politics, and significance of foreign aid to Africa since the late 19th century. While we do not typically think about the European colonial period in Africa in terms of 'foreign aid,' that era introduced ideas and institutions which formed the foundations for modern aid policies and practices. So we start there and move forward into more contemporary times. In addition to examining the objectives behind foreign assistance and the intentions of donors and recipients, we will look at some of the consequences (intended or unintended) of various forms of foreign aid to Africa over the past century. While not designed to be a comprehensive history of development theory, of African economics, or of international aid organizations, the course will touch on all of these topics. Previous course work on Africa is strongly advised.
Course number only
372
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST081401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
A survey of the modern Middle East with special emphasis on the experiences of ordinary men and women as articulated in biographies, novels, and regional case studies. Issues covered include the collapse of empires and the rise of a new state system following WWI, and the roots and consequences of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Iranian revolution and the U.S.-Iraq War. Themes include: the colonial encounter with Europe and the emergence of nationalist movements, the relationship between state and society, economic development and international relations, and religion and cultural identity.
Course number only
081
Cross listings
NELC031401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST371 - AFRICA & THE MID-EAST

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST371 - AFRICA & THE MID-EAST
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST371401
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MEYERSON HALL B4
Instructors
YOUNG, ALDEN
Description
This seminar will explore the historical relationship between these two regions from the early modern age to the present. We will examine the history of trade, particularly the slave trade, and its cultural and political legacy. We will compare the experiences of European imperalism--how the scramble for Africa dovetailed with the last decades of the Ottoman Empire--with an eye to how this shaped nationalist movements in both regions. The course will also explore the decades of independence with a special eye towards pan-Africanism and pan-Arabism. We will also study the ramifications of the Arab-Israeli conflict on the relationship between African and Middle-Eastern countries, from Uganda to Ethiopia, from OPEC to Darfur. The course will pay close attention to migrations through the regions, whether forced or economic or religious. Whenever possible we will explore, through film and literature, how people in Africa and the Middle East see their connections, and their differences.
Course number only
371
Cross listings
AFRC372401 AFST373401 NELC334401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST106 - FR SEM: WORLD AFTER 1800: AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST106 - FR SEM: WORLD AFTER 1800: AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST106301
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Course number only
106
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
TOWNE BUILDING 315
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Cross listings
ANCH025401 NELC101401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST076401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
Survey of major themes, events, and personalities in African history from the early nineteenth century through the 1960s. Topics include abolition of the slave trade, European imperialism, impact of colonial rule, African resistance, religious and cultural movements, rise of naturalism and pan-Africanism, issues of ethnicity and "tribalism" in modern Africa.
Course number only
076
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST140401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from the early Middle Ages to the 17th century. An overview of Jewish society and culture in its medieval and Renaissance settings.
Course number only
140
Cross listings
JWST157401 NELC052401 RELS121401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST216301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Course number only
216
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST076401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
Survey of major themes, events, and personalities in African history from the early nineteenth century through the 1960s. Topics include abolition of the slave trade, European imperialism, impact of colonial rule, African resistance, religious and cultural movements, rise of naturalism and pan-Africanism, issues of ethnicity and "tribalism" in modern Africa.
Course number only
076
Cross listings
AFRC076401 AFST076401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST081401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
ARTS, RSRCH & CULTR - 3601 LO 208
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
A survey of the modern Middle East with special emphasis on the experiences of ordinary men and women as articulated in biographies, novels, and regional case studies. Issues covered include the collapse of empires and the rise of a new state system following WWI, and the roots and consequences of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Iranian revolution and the U.S.-Iraq War. Themes include: the colonial encounter with Europe and the emergence of nationalist movements, the relationship between state and society, economic development and international relations, and religion and cultural identity.
Course number only
081
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the interplay between Islam and the African traditional religions and customs. Topics include conversion, Islamic education and literacy, the status of women, Muslim response to European colonial domination, Islamic mysticism, and the contemporary development of Sunni movements.
Course number only
275
Cross listings
AFRC274401 AFST274401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST081401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
TROUTT POWELL, EVE
Description
A survey of the modern Middle East with special emphasis on the experiences of ordinary men and women as articulated in biographies, novels, and regional case studies. Issues covered include the collapse of empires and the rise of a new state system following WWI, and the roots and consequences of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Iranian revolution and the U.S.-Iraq War. Themes include: the colonial encounter with Europe and the emergence of nationalist movements, the relationship between state and society, economic development and international relations, and religion and cultural identity.
Course number only
081
Cross listings
NELC031401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST106 - AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST106 - AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST106301
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 224
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Course number only
106
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST412 - TOPICS IN WORLD HISTORY: AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST412 - TOPICS IN WORLD HISTORY: AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST412401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
TROUTT POWELL, EVE
Course number only
412
Cross listings
AFRC372401 NELC334401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST083 - DIPLOMACY IN MIDDLE EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST083 - DIPLOMACY IN MIDDLE EAST
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST083401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B26
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
From the establishment of embassies to participation in the global economy, from military engagements to peacetime negotiations, the Middle East has developed a complex relationship with the outside world, particularly the West.This course covers the diplomatic history of the 19th and 20th-century Middle East by focusing on the ways in which foreign relations among Middle Eastern states and the Great Powers were forged. It will also consider the emerging role of the United States in the region. We will analyze various theories and goals of imperialism and determine the effect of regional and international politics on the shaping of the modern Middle East.
Course number only
083
Cross listings
NELC083401 SOCI130401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST140401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from the early Middle Ages to the 17th century. An overview of Jewish society and culture in its medieval and Renaissance settings.
Course number only
140
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST412 - The Middle East in the World Economy

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST412 - The Middle East in the World Economy
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST412601
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
T 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 305
Instructors
SCHAD, GEOFFREY
Course number only
412
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST106 - FR SEM: WORLD AFTER 1800: AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST106 - FR SEM: WORLD AFTER 1800: AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST106301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 323
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Course number only
106
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST148 - WARRIORS,CONCUBINES,AND CONVERTS: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN THE MID EAST & EURO

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST148 - WARRIORS,CONCUBINES,AND CONVERTS: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN THE MID EAST & EURO
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST148401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
AGUIRRE MANDUJANO, OSCAR
Description
For almost six hundred years, the Ottomans ruled most of the Balkans and the Middle East. From their bases in Anatolia, Ottoman armies advanced into the Balkans, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, constantly challenging the borders of neighboring European and Islamicate empires. By the end of the seventeenth century, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Cairo, Baghdad, Sarajevo, Budapest, and nearly Vienna came under Ottoman rule. As the empire expanded into Europe and the Middle East, the balance of imperial power shifted from warriors to converts, concubines, and intellectuals. This course examines the expansion of the Ottoman sultanate from a local principality into a sprawling empire with a sophisticated bureaucracy; it also investigates the social, cultural, and intellectual developments that accompanied the long arc of the empire's rise and fall. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and discuss major currents of change in the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. The student will have a better understanding of the roles of power, ideology, diplomacy, and gender in the construction of empire and a refined appreciation for diverse techniques of historical analysis.
Course number only
148
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST023401
Registration notes

OBJECTS-BASED LEARNING COURSE; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0900AM-1030AM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
COBB, PAUL
Course number only
023
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST140401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 244
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from the early Middle Ages to the 17th century. An overview of Jewish society and culture in its medieval and Renaissance settings.
Course number only
140
Cross listings
JWST157401 NELC052401 RELS121401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST187 - AFRICA AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST187 - AFRICA AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST187401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
FERREIRA, ROQUINALDO
Description
In its current post-colonial, post-apartheid incarnation, South Africa has become known as the Rainbow Nation: a place that encompasses all manner of diversity, situated at the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The site from which mankind first arose, South Africa has a long and varied history. This introductory course will trace this history in broad strokes, from pre-colonial times to the near present, focusing most attention on the period from the mineral discoveries of the late 19th century until now. Main themes will include colonial conquest and indigenous resistance, the creation of new racial and national identities, and the rise, life and demise of the aparthied state. Examining large historical processes, (often through the lens of individual lives) by way of novels, films and scholarly readings will enable a broader engagement with issues of race and racism as well as gender and generational conflicts. Course requirements will include exams and a short writing assignment.
Course number only
187
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST075401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
LAB-STRUC OF MATTER AUD
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Survey of major themes and issues in African history before 1800. Topics include: early civilizations, African kingdoms and empires, population movements, the spread of Islam,and the slave trade. Also, emphasis on how historians use archaeology, linguistics, and oral traditions to reconstruct Africa's early history.
Course number only
075
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - JEWISH HISTORY & JEWISH MEMORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - JEWISH HISTORY & JEWISH MEMORY
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST230402
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
JWST230402 RELS230402
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST216401
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 305
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Course number only
216
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST166 - ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT THROUGH LIT AND FILM

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST166 - ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT THROUGH LIT AND FILM
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST166401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
TROUTT POWELL, EVE
Description
This course will explore the origins, the history and, most importantly, the literary and cinematic art of the struggle that has endured for a century over the region that some call the Holy Land, some call Eretz Israel and others call Palestine. We will also consider religious motivations and interpretations that have inspired many involved in this conflict as well as the political consequences of world wars that contributed so greatly to the reconfiguration of the Middle East after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and after the revelations of the Holocaust in Western Europe. While we will rely on a textbook for historical grounding. the most significant material we will use to learn this history will be films, novels, and short stories. Can the arts lead us to a different understanding of the lives lived through what seems like unending crisis?
Course number only
166
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - SEX&POWER IN MIDDLE EAST

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - SEX&POWER IN MIDDLE EAST
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 244
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Cross listings
NELC282401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST216 - JEWS AND THE CITY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST216 - JEWS AND THE CITY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST216402
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
WENGER, BETH
Course number only
216
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST222 - CHRISTIANS, JEWS & MUSLIMS IN THE MIDDLE AGES: CONFLICT AND DIALOGUE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST222 - CHRISTIANS, JEWS & MUSLIMS IN THE MIDDLE AGES: CONFLICT AND DIALOGUE
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST222401
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 216
Instructors
LONG, BRIAN
Description
WHY HAVE VIOLENT INTOLERANCE AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE OFTEN OCCURRED SIDE BY SIDE? THIS IS A QUESTION WE FACE TODAY, BUT ONE WITH LONG ROOTS IN HISTORY. IN THIS CLASS, WE WILL ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION BY LOOKING AT CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, AND JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN WESTERN EUROPE AND BYZANTIUM. WE WILL EXPLORE SPECIFIC EPISODES IN DEPTH: IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN, FOR EXAMPLE, WE WILL SEE THAT CHRISTIAN RULES THREATED, FOUGHT, AND FOUGHT ALONGSIDE THEIR MUSLIM COUNTERPARTS, WHILE ALSO BORROWING HEAVILY FROM THE CULTURAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF MUSLIM RULERS. IN SPAIN AND BEYOND, WE WILL EXAMINE THE TOLERATION OF MINORITY RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE, THE LIMITS OF THESE ACCOMMODATIONS, AND HOW AND WHY RELIGIOUS TOLERATION BROKE DOWN. TO THE EAST, THE CHRISTIANS OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE ALSO HAD LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH ITS MUSLIM AND JEWISH NEIGHBORS AND SUBJECTS, AND WE WILL SEE HOW BYZANTIUM'S ROMAN INHERITANCE AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN LOCATION LED IT DOWN A PATH DISTINCT FROM WESTERN EUROPE'S. ALONG THE WAY, WE WILL EXPLORE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE CONSTANT SHARING OF TEXTS, IDEAS, FOOD, AND LUXURIES, AND THUS EXPLORE THE COMPLEX, DYNAMIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN POWER, KNOWLEDGE, AND IDENTITY IN WESTERN EUROPE AND BYZANTIUM. THIS COURSE DOES NOT PRESUPPOSE ANY BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE OF MEDIEVAL OR BYZANTINE HISTORY OR THE COMMAND OF ANY LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, AND STUDENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED TO RELEVANT MATERIAL AS THE COURSE PROGRESSES.
Course number only
222
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - RELIGION AND COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - RELIGION AND COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST232402
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Cross listings
AFST232402
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - IRAN, IRAQ, AND THE PERSIAN GULF

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - IRAN, IRAQ, AND THE PERSIAN GULF
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MEYERSON HALL B5
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST: A MODERN HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST: A MODERN HISTORY
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
RYAN, JAMES
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST275 - ISLAM & SOC'TY IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - ISLAM & SOC'TY IN AFRICA
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the interplay between Islam and the African traditional religions and customs. Topics include conversion, Islamic education and literacy, the status of women, Muslim response to European colonial domination, Islamic mysticism, and the contemporary development of Sunni movements.
Course number only
275
Cross listings
AFRC274401 AFST274401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST234 - ABOLITIONISM: A GLOBAL HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST234 - ABOLITIONISM: A GLOBAL HISTORY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST234401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 305
Instructors
FERREIRA, ROQUINALDO
Course number only
234
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST369 - AFRICA, DECOLONIZATION, AND INTERNATIONALISM

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST369 - AFRICA, DECOLONIZATION, AND INTERNATIONALISM
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST369401
Meeting times
MW 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 322
Instructors
WEITZBERG, KEREN
Description
In 1955, delegates from the Gold Coast, which would soon become the independent nation of Ghana, attended the first large-scale Afro-Asian conference alongside representatives from Indonesia, China, and other nations. The Bandung Conference is just one example of the importance of international linkages in the era of decolonization. This course will address decolonization in Africa within an international context and examine how African nationalism was forged in an interconnected world. Students will learn how African political thinkers engaged with, contributed to, and were shaped by intercontinental currents of thought, including Pan-Africanism, Pan-Arabism, communism, socialism, and the Non-Aligned Movement.
Course number only
369
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST023401
Registration notes

OBJECTS-BASED LEARNING COURSE; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0900AM-1030AM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 203
Instructors
SHARKEY, HEATHER
Course number only
023
Cross listings
NELC102401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the interplay between Islam and the African traditional religions and customs. Topics include conversion, Islamic education and literacy, the status of women, Muslim response to European colonial domination, Islamic mysticism, and the contemporary development of Sunni movements.
Course number only
275
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST374 - TRANSOCEANIC ENCOUNTERS: EAST AFRICA AND THE INDIAN OCEAN

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST374 - TRANSOCEANIC ENCOUNTERS: EAST AFRICA AND THE INDIAN OCEAN
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST374401
Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0230PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 723
Instructors
WEITZBERG, KEREN
Course number only
374
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST075401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Survey of major themes and issues in African history before 1800. Topics include: early civilizations, African kingdoms and empires, population movements, the spread of Islam,and the slave trade. Also, emphasis on how historians use archaeology, linguistics, and oral traditions to reconstruct Africa's early history.
Course number only
075
Cross listings
AFST075401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST024 - Intro To Anc Near East

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Intro To Anc Near East
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Course number integer
24
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
MW 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Grant Frame
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Cross listings
ANCH025401, NELC101401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST412 - IRAQ AND THE IRAQ WARS: FROM SADDAM TO ISIS

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST412 - IRAQ AND THE IRAQ WARS: FROM SADDAM TO ISIS
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
602
Section ID
HIST412602
Meeting times
M 0430PM-0730PM
Meeting location
GODDARD LAB 102
Instructors
HELFONT, SAMUEL
Course number only
412
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST167 - African Immigrant Lives in West Phila.

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST167 - African Immigrant Lives in West Phila.
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST167601
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0400PM-0700PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 438
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEEBABOU, CHEIKH
Course number only
167
Cross listings
AFRC167601 AFST167601 URBS167601
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST076 - Africa Since 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Africa Since 1800
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST076401
Course number integer
76
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
MW 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Lee V Cassanelli
Description
Survey of major themes, events, and personalities in African history from the early nineteenth century through the 1960s. Topics include abolition of the slave trade, European imperialism, impact of colonial rule, African resistance, religious and cultural movements, rise of naturalism and pan-Africanism, issues of ethnicity and "tribalism" in modern Africa.
Course number only
076
Cross listings
AFRC076401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
CHEMISTRY BUILDING 514
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - VOICES OF THE MIDDLE EAST: HISTORY THROUGH LITERATURE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - VOICES OF THE MIDDLE EAST: HISTORY THROUGH LITERATURE
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 218
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Cross listings
NELC282401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST081 - History of the Middle East Since 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
History of the Middle East Since 1800
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST081401
Course number integer
81
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
Description
A survey of the modern Middle East with special emphasis on the experiences of ordinary men and women as articulated in biographies, novels, and regional case studies. Issues covered include the collapse of empires and the rise of a new state system following WWI, and the roots and consequences of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Iranian revolution and the U.S.-Iraq War. Themes include: the colonial encounter with Europe and the emergence of nationalist movements, the relationship between state and society, economic development and international relations, and religion and cultural identity.
Course number only
081
Cross listings
NELC031401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST076401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
Survey of major themes, events, and personalities in African history from the early nineteenth century through the 1960s. Topics include abolition of the slave trade, European imperialism, impact of colonial rule, African resistance, religious and cultural movements, rise of naturalism and pan-Africanism, issues of ethnicity and "tribalism" in modern Africa.
Course number only
076
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST372401
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
This course examines the history, politics, and significance of foreign aid to Africa since the late 19th century. While we do not typically think about the European colonial period in Africa in terms of 'foreign aid,' that era introduced ideas and institutions which formed the foundations for modern aid policies and practices. So we start there and move forward into more contemporary times. In addition to examining the objectives behind foreign assistance and the intentions of donors and recipients, we will look at some of the consequences (intended or unintended) of various forms of foreign aid to Africa over the past century. While not designed to be a comprehensive history of development theory, of African economics, or of international aid organizations, the course will touch on all of these topics. Previous course work on Africa is strongly advised.
Course number only
372
Cross listings
AFST372401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST148 - Warriors,Concubines,And Converts: the Ottoman Empire in the Mid East & Euro

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Warriors,Concubines,And Converts: the Ottoman Empire in the Mid East & Euro
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST148401
Course number integer
148
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Oscar Aguirre Mandujano
Description
For almost six hundred years, the Ottomans ruled most of the Balkans and the Middle East. From their bases in Anatolia, Ottoman armies advanced into the Balkans, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, constantly challenging the borders of neighboring European and Islamicate empires. By the end of the seventeenth century, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Cairo, Baghdad, Sarajevo, Budapest, and nearly Vienna came under Ottoman rule. As the empire expanded into Europe and the Middle East, the balance of imperial power shifted from warriors to converts, concubines, and intellectuals. This course examines the expansion of the Ottoman sultanate from a local principality into a sprawling empire with a sophisticated bureaucracy; it also investigates the social, cultural, and intellectual developments that accompanied the long arc of the empire's rise and fall. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and discuss major currents of change in the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. The student will have a better understanding of the roles of power, ideology, diplomacy, and gender in the construction of empire and a refined appreciation for diverse techniques of historical analysis.
Course number only
148
Cross listings
NELC148401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST081401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
TROUTT POWELL, EVE
Description
A survey of the modern Middle East with special emphasis on the experiences of ordinary men and women as articulated in biographies, novels, and regional case studies. Issues covered include the collapse of empires and the rise of a new state system following WWI, and the roots and consequences of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Iranian revolution and the U.S.-Iraq War. Themes include: the colonial encounter with Europe and the emergence of nationalist movements, the relationship between state and society, economic development and international relations, and religion and cultural identity.
Course number only
081
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 200
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Cross listings
ANCH025401 NELC101401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST187 - Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST187401
Course number integer
187
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Roquinaldo A. Ferreira
Description
This course focuses on the history of selected African societies from the sixteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. The primary goal is to study the political, economic, social, and cultural history of a number of peoples who participated in the Atlantic slave trade or were touched by it during the era of their involvement. The course is designed to serve as an introduction to the history and culture of African peoples who entered the diaspora during the era of the slave trade. Its audience is students interested in the history of Africa, the African diaspora, and the Atlantic world, as well as those who want to learn about the history of the slave trade. Case studies will include the Yoruba, Akan, and Fon, as well as Senegambian and West-central African peoples.
Course number only
187
Cross listings
AFRC186401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST106 - AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST106 - AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST106301
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 224
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Course number only
106
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST076 - AFRICA SINCE 1800
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST076401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
Survey of major themes, events, and personalities in African history from the early nineteenth century through the 1960s. Topics include abolition of the slave trade, European imperialism, impact of colonial rule, African resistance, religious and cultural movements, rise of naturalism and pan-Africanism, issues of ethnicity and "tribalism" in modern Africa.
Course number only
076
Cross listings
AFRC076401 AFST076401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST216 - Religion & Colonial Rule in Africa

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Religion & Colonial Rule in Africa
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST216401
Course number integer
216
Registration notes
Benjamin Franklin Seminars
Meeting times
R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Cheikh Anta MBAcke Babou
Course number only
216
Cross listings
AFRC215401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST206 - TRAVEL, TRADE AND WAR IN THE MODERN MEDITERRANEAN

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST206 - TRAVEL, TRADE AND WAR IN THE MODERN MEDITERRANEAN
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST206302
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 4N30
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Course number only
206
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST081 - HIST MID EAST SINCE 1800
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST081401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B21
Instructors
TROUTT POWELL, EVE
Description
A survey of the modern Middle East with special emphasis on the experiences of ordinary men and women as articulated in biographies, novels, and regional case studies. Issues covered include the collapse of empires and the rise of a new state system following WWI, and the roots and consequences of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Iranian revolution and the U.S.-Iraq War. Themes include: the colonial encounter with Europe and the emergence of nationalist movements, the relationship between state and society, economic development and international relations, and religion and cultural identity.
Course number only
081
Cross listings
NELC031401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - Reflections On the Jewish Historical Experience

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Reflections On the Jewish Historical Experience
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Course number integer
230
Meeting times
W 03:30 PM-06:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
David B. Ruderman
Description
Tour the Jewish world from the 15th century to the present with Professor Ruderman, as he teaches his final seminar at Penn after a forty-five-year scholarly career! This course will give students the opportunity to read, think, and debate some of the major themes in Jewish intellectual and cultural history, including: Jewish cultural formation in Renaissance and Baroque Italy; The history of Jewish-Christian interactions in early modern and modern Europe; the Jewish engagement in medicine, science, and the natural world in the age of “scientific revolution”; the periodization of Jewish history in the early modern period; the messianic idea in Judaism; and the dialectical relationship of memory and history in Jewish culture. The seminar will devote time to reading and discussing some of the major historical treatments of these subjects as well as a limited selection of primary sources in English translation that illuminate these larger themes.
Course number only
230
Cross listings
JWST230401
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST216401
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Course number only
216
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST139401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
DOHRMANN, NATALIE
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from its Biblical beginnings to the Middle Ages, with the main focus on the formative period of classical rabbinic Judaism and on the symbiotic relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Course number only
139
Cross listings
JWST156401 NELC051401 RELS120401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - Israel and Iran: Historical Ties, Contemporary Challenges

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Israel and Iran: Historical Ties, Contemporary Challenges
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Course number integer
232
Meeting times
T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Alon Tam
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
Description
Israel and Iran have longstanding ties and connections that predate the contemporary feuds in which they are currently engaged. Iranian Jews rank as some of the oldest communities of the Middle East, and their history dovetails with the ancient Iranian past. This course will explore the historical roots of Jewish communities in Iran, with a focus on the post-18th century period, and will end with conversations that contributed to the diplomatic impasses faced by both countries since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Films, novels, memoirs, and other historical accounts will be incorporated alongside secondary works to give students an opportunity to consider the complexities of this relationship.
Course number only
232
Cross listings
NELC282401
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - Iraq and Syria from World War I to ISIS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - Iraq and Syria from World War I to ISIS
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST232601
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
M 0500PM-0800PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 25
Instructors
SCHAD, GEOFFREY
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - REL&COL RULE IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - REL&COL RULE IN AFRICA
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Cross listings
AFRC233401 AFST232401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST275 - Faces of Jihad in African Islam

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Faces of Jihad in African Islam
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Course number integer
275
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Cheikh Anta MBAcke Babou
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will explore Islam not only as religious practice but also as ideology and an instrument of social change. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the different uses of Jihad. Topics include prophetic jihad, jihad of the pen and the different varieties of jihad of the sword throughout the history in Islam in sub-Saharan Africa.
Course number only
275
Cross listings
AFRC274401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the interplay between Islam and the African traditional religions and customs. Topics include conversion, Islamic education and literacy, the status of women, Muslim response to European colonial domination, Islamic mysticism, and the contemporary development of Sunni movements.
Course number only
275
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 318
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the interplay between Islam and the African traditional religions and customs. Topics include conversion, Islamic education and literacy, the status of women, Muslim response to European colonial domination, Islamic mysticism, and the contemporary development of Sunni movements.
Course number only
275
Cross listings
AFRC274401 AFST274401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST287 - African Religious History

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
African Religious History
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST287401
Course number integer
287
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
David K. Amponsah
Description
In recent decades, many African countries have perennially ranked very high among the most religious. This course serves as an introduction to major forms of religiosity in sub-Saharan Africa. Emphasis will be devoted to the indigenous religious traditions, Christianity and Islam, as they are practiced on the continent. We will examine how these religious traditions intersect with various aspects of life on the continent. The aim of this class is to help students to better understand various aspects of African cultures by dismantling stereotypes and assumptions that have long characterized the study of religions in Africa. The readings and lectures are will be drawn from historical and a few anthropological, and literary sources.
Course number only
287
Cross listings
RELS288401, AFRC287401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST370 - N.AFRICA:HIST,CULTR,SOC

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST370 - N.AFRICA:HIST,CULTR,SOC
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST370401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 843
Instructors
SHARKEY, HEATHER
Description
This interdisciplinary seminar aims to introduce students to the countries of North Africa, with a focus on the Maghreb and Libya (1830-present). It does so while examining the region's close economic and cultural connections to sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Readings will include histories, political analyses, anthropological studies, and novels, and will cover a wide range of topics such as colonial and postcolonial experiences, developments in Islamic thought and practice, and labor migration. This class is intended for juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
Course number only
370
Cross listings
AFST332401 AFST533401 NELC332401 NELC632401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST380 - Mod Jew Intel & Cult His

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Mod Jew Intel & Cult His
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST380401
Course number integer
380
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
David B. Ruderman
Description
An overview of Jewish intellectual and cultural history from the late 18th century until the present. The course considers the Jewish enlightenment Reform, Conservative and Neo-Orthodox Judaism, Zionist and Jewish Socialist thought, and Jewish thought in the 20th century, particularly in the context of the Holocaust. Readings of primary sources including Mendelsohn, Geiger, Hirsch, Herzl, Achad-ha-Am, Baeck, Buber, Kaplan, and others. No previous background is required.
Course number only
380
Cross listings
RELS320401, JWST380401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled