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Near Eastern Languages&Culture Courses (NELC) College of Arts and Sciences


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
NELC 1061 Mediterranean Conflations Fall 3
Course Description

TBD


Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1101 Arabic Language Workshop Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Specialized study, exercise work and critical readings in standard literary Arabic at various proficiency levels on a small-group basis. Consult with the instructor, in advance of registration, about qualifications. Usually this workshop requires some familiarity with Arabic.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Comments: For registration purposes this two-credit workshop is treated as a laboratory course.

NELC 1103 Lebanese Language Workshop Spring 3
Course Description

TBD


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Roger M. Makhlouf

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1121 Elementary Arabic I Fall 3
Course Description

An introduction to the study of literary and formal spoken Arabic. The course is designed to develop simultaneously the fundamental skills of reading ability, aural comprehension, and oral and written self-expression. Includes exercises in pronunciation, grammar, and reading. Additional conversation practice and language laboratory work required. This course continues in the second semester as NELC1122 (SL018).


Instructor(s): Atef Ghobrial

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: NELC1123. NELC1123 (SL025) Elementary Arabic Practicum.

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NELC 1122 Elementary Arabic II Spring 3
Course Description

This course is a continuation of NELC1121 (SL017), a first-semester course. Students who have not taken NELC1121 (SL017) should not enroll in NELC1122 (SL018) unless they have spoken with the instructor first.


Instructor(s): Atef Ghobrial

Prerequisites: NELC1121. NELC1121 (SL 017) or equivalent.

Corequisites: NELC1123. NELC1123 (SL 025) Elementary Arabic Practicum.

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NELC 1123 Elementary Arabic Practicum Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Required exercises and conversational practice to supplement Elementary Arabic I/II.


Instructor(s): Ikram Easton
Samira Al Recha Kuttab

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: NELC1121. NELC1121 (SL017) Elementary Arabic I (Fall) and NELC1122 (SL018) Elementary Arabic II (Spring).

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NELC 1131 Arabic for Scholars I Fall 3
Course Description

An introduction to the study of literary and formal spoken Arabic, with exercises in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and reading. This course continues in the second semester as NELC1132 (SL008).


Instructor(s): Wallada Sarraf

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1132 Arabic for Scholars II Spring 3
Course Description

This course is a continuation of NELC1131 (SL007), a first-semester course. Students should not enroll in NELC1132 (SL008) unless they have spoken with the instructor first.


Instructor(s): Wallada Sarraf

Prerequisites: NELC1131. NELC1131 Arabic for Scholars I.

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1203 Hebrew Language Workshop Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Specialized study, exercise work and critical readings in Modern and Biblical Hebrew at various proficiency levels on a small-groupbasis. Consult with the instructor, in advance of registration, about qualifications. Usually this workshop requires some familiarity with Hebrew.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Comments: May be repeated for credit

NELC 1211 Introduction to Modern Hebrew I Fall 3
Course Description

A course for beginners in Hebrew with attention to modern Israeli. The course is intended to develop the ability to read a variety of Hebrew texts and other Hebrew prose and poetry and to set a foundation for both conversational and compositional skills. As part of the learning, students will be exposed to modern Israeli culture. No previous knowledge of Hebrew is assumed.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Gil Chalamish

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO1037

Comments: The course continues in second semester as NELC1212 (SL038).

NELC 1212 Introduction to Modern Hebrew II Spring 3
Course Description

The second semester of a course for beginners in Hebrew, with attention to modern Israeli. The course is intended to develop the ability to read Hebrew texts and other Hebrew prose and poetry and to set a foundation for both conversational and compositional skills. As part of their learning, students will be exposed to modern Israeli culture.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Gil Chalamish

Prerequisites: NELC2211. NELC2211 (SL037/TH037) Continuing Modern Hebrew I or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO1038

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NELC 1251 Biblical Hebrew I Fall 3
Course Description

This course is a thorough introduction to Biblical Hebrew and its principal grammatical structures in preparation for translation of prose and poetic texts. Readings in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament begin the fall semester and increase in variety throughout the year. No previous knowledge of Hebrew is assumed.


Instructor(s): Jeffrey I. Cooley

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO5582

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NELC 1252 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II Spring 3
Course Description

This course is a thorough introduction to Biblical Hebrew and its principal grammatical structures in preparation for translation of prose and poetic texts. Readings in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament begin the fall semester and increase in variety throughout the year.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Cooley

Prerequisites: THEO5582. With permission of the Instructor. THEO5582 or instructor's permission.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO5583

Comments: No previous knowledge of Hebrew is assumed.

NELC 1300 Independent Language Study: Tajik Spring 1
Course Description

Independent study of Tajik, supervised and assessed by a native speaker.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sassan Tabatabai

Prerequisites: This course has no prerequisites.

Corequisites: None

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Comments: May be repeated for credit
This course meets one hour per week, with an expected outside commitment on the part of the student of three to four hours.

NELC 1301 Farsi Language Workshop Spring 1
Course Description

TBD


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Navid
Yousefian Jazi

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1302 Farsi-e Dari Language Workshop Fall 2
Course Description

Descriptive analysis, specialized independent study, exercise work, and critical readings in Farsi-e Dari, the eastern Persian dialect spoken in Afghanistan, at various proficiency levels on a small-group basis. Consult with the instructor, in advance of registration, about qualifications. Usually this workshop requires some familiarity with Arabic script.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sassan Tabatabai

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: This course has no prerequisites.

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Comments: May be repeated for credit

NELC 1303 Persian Poetry Workshop Spring 3
Course Description

This course is an overview of classical Persian poetry from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries, covering some of the giants of Persian verse like Rudaki, Ferdosi, Attar, Rumi and Hafez. In this class, we will encounter a variety of poetical forms like the masnavi, ruba'i and qazal, and discuss different genres such as the epic and Sufi mysticism poetry. No formal knowledge of the Persian language is necessary for this course.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sassan Tabatabai

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1331 Persian for Scholars I Fall 3
Course Description

An intensive and rapid introduction to the phonology and grammar of Modern Persian (Farsi) followed by the reading of literary and expository texts.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sassan Tabatabai

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Comments: Familiarity with Arabic script recommended.

NELC 1332 Persian for Scholars II Spring 3
Course Description

The second semester of a continuation of an intensive and rapid introduction to the phonology and grammar of Modern Persian (Farsi) followed by the reading of literary and expository texts.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Sassan Tabatabai

Prerequisites: NELC1331. NELC1331 (SL181) Persian for Scholars I or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1400 Independent Language Study: Turkish Fall/Spring 1
Course Description

Independent study of modern Turkish, supervised and assessed by a native speaker.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Turgut

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Comments: May be repeated for credit.
This course meets one hour per week, with an expected outside commitment on the part of the student of at least three to four hours.

NELC 1401 Turkish Language Workshop Spring 2
Course Description

For registration purposes this two-credit workshop is treated as a laboratory course. Descriptive analysis, specialized independent study, exercise work, and critical readings in Turkish at various proficiency levels on a small-group basis. Consult with the instructor, in advance of registration, about qualifications. Usually this workshop requires some familiarity with descriptive linguistic techniques. Enrollment highly restricted.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): M.J. Connolly

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1431 Turkish for Scholars I Fall 3
Course Description

An intensive and rapid introduction to the phonology and grammar of Turkish followed by the reading of literary and expository texts. A thorough and highly systematic introduction to modern Turkish from a linguistic point of view, with a complete coverage of the grammar.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Roberta Micallef

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1432 Turkish for Scholars II Spring 3
Course Description

The second semester continuation of an intensive and rapid introduction to the phonology and grammar of Turkish followed by the reading of literary and expository texts. A thorough and highly systematic introduction to modern Turkish from a linguistic point of view, with a complete coverage of the grammar.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Roberta Micallef

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1503 Hindi Language Workshop Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Specialized study, exercise work and critical readings in Hindi at various proficiency levels on a small-group basis. Consult with the instructor, in advance of registration, about qualifications. Usually this workshop requires some familiarity with Hindi or a related language.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Comments: For registration purposes this two-credit workshop is treated as a laboratory course.

NELC 1504 Gujarati Language Workshop Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Specialized study, exercise work and critical readings in Gujarati at various proficiency levels on a small-group basis. Consult with the instructor, in advance of registration, about qualifications. Usually this workshop requires some familiarity with Gujarati or a related language.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 1811 Introduction to Modern Greek I Fall 3
Course Description

Introduction to the study of Demotic Greek. Fundamentals of grammar, reading ability, oral comprehension, and oral expression. Supplemented by required laboratory work.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Andreas Triantafyllou

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: CLAS1811

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NELC 1812 Introduction to Modern Greek II Spring 3
Course Description

A continuation of NELC1811. An introduction to the study of Demotic Greek Fundamentals of grammar, reading ability, oral comprehension, and oral expression. Supplemented by required laboratory work.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Andreas Triantafyllou

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: CLAS1812

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NELC 2061 Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East Fall 3
Course Description

A broad-based overview of the role which language-choice plays in the construction of national and cultural identity in the Middle East. The role of Modern Standard Arabic (or Fus-ha) in the elaboration of Arab Nationalism, and the role of local dialects in the conceptualization of competing national identities and territorial nationalisms. In particular. In addition to Arab Nationalism and Zionism, also the ideas of Greater Syria, the Egyptian Pharaonic idea, Lebanonism, Mesopotamianism, and the Canaanite movement in Israel.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: SOCY1148

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NELC 2062 States and Minorities in the Middle East Fall 3
Course Description

A general survey of Middle Eastern minority narratives within the context of the modern Middle East state system. The course will examine such topics as the political and cultural make up of the Middle East, the status of minorities, minority narratives, and minority rights.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: SOCY1150

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NELC 2063 Near Eastern Civilizations Spring 3
Course Description

This course explores the peoples, places, and events of the so-called "Cradle of Civilizations," the Near East. It surveys the cultural, political, religious, social, and intellectual evolution of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Canaan, Israel, and Arabia, from ancient times to the present. The course examines shared cultural patterns and practices, as well as distinguishing aspects of the peoples of the Near East.


Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 2064 Linguistic Cultures of the Near East Fall 2
Course Description

A typological review of the languages and language families of the Near or Middle East, both ancient and modern. Their scripts and alphabets, their sound systems and grammatical features, the sense of literary expression and the role of language in ethnic identity in the Near East.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): M J Connolly

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: LING2382 ICSP2382

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NELC 2065 The Christian East: Orientale lumen Spring 3
Course Description

The spirituality and traditions of Eastern Christianity across places and times.
The worlds of Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and the Catholic Eastern Churches in their doctrine and practice.
Liturgy and ritual; iconography and architecture; music, chant and hymnography; languages, social order, and ethnicity; history and the present.
With emphasis on Byzantine Greek, Syrian, and Slavonic usages and the Armenian church, but not neglecting the Nestorian churches and Coptic and Ethiopian Christianity.


Instructor(s): M.J. Connolly

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: LING2383 CLAS2268 THEO1383

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NELC 2121 Intermediate Arabic I Fall 3
Course Description

Continuation of coursework in reading and writing literary Arabic with required coextensive conversation practice. This course continues in the second semester as NELC2122 (SL090).


Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: NELC1122. NELC1122 (SL018) Elementary Arabic II or equivalent.

Corequisites: NELC2123. NELC2123 (SL093) Elementary Arabic Practicum.

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Comments: Conducted mostly in Arabic.

NELC 2122 Intermediate Arabic II Spring 3
Course Description

Continuation of coursework in reading and writing literary Arabic with required coextensive conversation practice.


Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: NELC2121. NELC2121 (SL089) Intermediate Arabic I or equivalent.

Corequisites: NELC2123. NELC2123 (SL093) Intermediate Arabic Practicum.

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Comments: Conducted mostly in Arabic. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency requirement.

NELC 2123 Intermediate Arabic Practicum Fall 3
Course Description

Required exercises and conversational practice to supplement Intermediate Arabic I/II.


Instructor(s): Atef Ghobrial
Mudafer Al-Ziyadi

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: NELC2121. NELC2121 (SL089) Intermediate Arabic I (Fall); NELC2122 (SL090) Intermediate Arabic II (Spring).

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NELC 2131 Advanced Readings in Arabic Texts Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

An examination of classical and contemporary Arabic texts, both prose and poetry, for advanced students of Arabic. Emphasis on comprehension, analysis, vocabulary building, speaking, and writing.



Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Wallada Sarraf

Prerequisites: NELC1132. NELC1132 (Arabic for Scholars II) or equivalent
.

Corequisites: None

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Comments: Two semesters of this course satisfy the A&S language-proficiency requirement and the ICS-major language requirement.

NELC 2161 Modern Middle Eastern and Arabic Literature Spring 3
Course Description

This course examines the complex, multicultural nature of the Middle East by surveying twentieth century literature of Arabic-speaking lands, Israel, and Turkey. Topics include identity, culture, religion, nationalism, conflict, and minority narratives. Of Arabic works, we will read at the writings of Adonis, Darwish, and Qabbani. Of Hebrew works, we will examine the writings of Amichai and Bialik. Of the works written French, English, Kurdish, Syriac, Turkish, and various Middle Eastern dialects, we will survey the writings of Andree Chedid, Mario Levi, Charles Corm, Louis Awad, Said Akl, and Orhan Pamuk.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: RLRL2292 ENGL2348

Comments: All works are read in English translation.

NELC 2211 Continuing Modern Hebrew I Fall 3
Course Description

Continued work in the study of modern Israeli Hebrew and the reading and comprehension of texts of moderate difficulty. The course continues in second semester as NELC2212 (SL082).


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Gil Chalamish

Prerequisites: NELC1212. NELC1212/THEO1038 Introduction to Modern Hebrew II.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO1081

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NELC 2212 Continuing Modern Hebrew II Spring 3
Course Description

Continued work in the study of modern Israeli Hebrew and the reading and comprehension of texts of moderate difficulty.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Gil Chalamish

Prerequisites: NELC2211. NELC2211/THEO1081 (SL081/TH081) Contining Modern Hebrew I or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO1082

Comments: Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency requirement.

NELC 2251 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I Fall 3
Course Description

The course begins with a refresher of the basic grammar learned in Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I and II. Students will deepen their familiarity with Hebrew grammar and syntax. Strong emphasis is placed on reading and translating narrative selections directly from the Hebrew Bible. Texts for study will include passages from Genesis, Samuel, Jonah, and Ruth, among others.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David Vanderhooft

Prerequisites: Introductory Biblical Hebrew I and II.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO5572

Comments:

NELC 2252 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II Spring 3
Course Description

The course builds on the grammar and syntax learned in Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I. Students will develop more sophisticated knowledge of Hebrew grammar and syntax and refine their ability to read Hebrew prose narratives in the first part of the course. In the second part, students will be introduced to Hebrew poetry. Selections from the Psalms and Prophets will dominate course readings.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Cooley

Prerequisites: THEO5572. With permission of the Instructor. THEO5572 or instructor's permission.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO5573

Comments:

NELC 2331 Advanced Readings in Persian Texts Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

An examination of classical and contemporary Persian texts, both prose and poetry, for advanced students of the Persian language. Emphasis on comprehension, analysis, vocabulary building, speaking, and writing.


Instructor(s): Sassan Tabatabai

Prerequisites: NELC1332. NELC1332 (SL182) Persian for Scholars II or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

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Comments: Two semesters of this course satisfy the A&S language-proficiency requirement and the ICS-major language requirement.

NELC 2431 Advanced Readings in Turkish Texts Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

This course examines classical and contemporary texts covering both prose and poetry for advanced students of the Turkish language. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, speaking, and writing.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Bilal Ozaslan

Prerequisites: NELC1432. NELC1432 (SL184) Turkish for Scholars II or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

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Comments: Two semesters of this course satisfy the A&S language-proficiency requirement and the ICS-major language requirement.

NELC 2811 Continuing Modern Greek I Fall 3
Course Description

A second-year course in Modern Demotic Greek. Grammar review and the reading of selected literary excerpts from prose and poetry.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 2812 Continuing Modern Greek II Fall 3
Course Description

Continuation of Continuing Modern Greek I. A second-year course in Modern Demotic Greek. Grammar review and the reading of selected literary excerpts from prose and poetry.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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NELC 3098 Senior Honors Project Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Supervised preparation of a senior paper for Honors Program students or for students working toward departmental honors.


Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Comments: May be repeated for credit.

NELC 3162 Business Arabic Spring 3
Course Description

Intended for learners who have completed at least 200 hours of Arabic study.
The specialized structure and vocabulary of business Arabic by examining media sources such as newspapers, video, radio, and the web.
The examination of authentic and recent business Arabic materials with a view to introducing learners to the variety of stylistic features and terminologies pertinent to business.
Situational topics related to travel, social, and business interactions organized around topical issues, supported by audio and video cassettes and dialogues.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Atef Ghobrial

Prerequisites: NELC2122. NELC2122 (SL090) Intermediate Arabic II or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted mostly in Arabic. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.

NELC 3163 Newspaper and Media Arabic Spring 3
Course Description

The specialized structure and vocabulary of newspaper Arabic, beginning with the analysis of headlines and telegraphic language and messaging, and continuing into video, radio, film, and web-based content.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Atef Ghobrial

Prerequisites: At least five semesters (appx 200 hours) of Arabic-language study or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

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NELC 3164 Readings in the History of Arabic Literature Spring 3
Course Description

Close readings and analysis of selected texts from Pre-Islamic poetry, with an examination of classical themes such as love and courage, along with literature of the Ommayad and Abbasid periods as well as some modern works.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: SLXX1066 (SL066) Continuing Arabic II or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in Arabic
May be repeated for credit

NELC 3251 Linguistic Structure of Modern Persian Spring 3
Course Description

An analysis of the major linguistic features of Modern Persian (Farsi): sound system, grammatical structure, syntax, and properties of discourse. Prior study of Farsi not required.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Hessam Dehghani

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: LING3324

Comments:

NELC 3651 Classical Armenian Spring 3
Course Description

A grammatical analysis of Armenian grabar, the classical literary language current from the fifth century. Sample readings will come from Classical Armenian scriptural, patristic, liturgical, and historical texts.


Schedule: tr

Instructor(s): M.J. Connolly

Prerequisites: Familiarity with an inflected language highly recommended.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: LING3203

Comments:

NELC 4099 Senior Honors Project: Near Eastern Fall/Spring 3 or 6
Course Description


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Comments:

NELC 4114 Al-lahjah ash-shaamiyyah: Levantine vernacular Fall 3
Course Description

An examination of the characteristics of the major everyday spoken language of Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and parts of Israel and Western Jordan, with an emphasis on Northern Levantine vernacular. Phonology, morphology, vocabulary, the notable differences from Modern Standard Arabic, conversational practice, and a study of the use of the language in poetry, songs, theatre, and public media. Conducted mostly in Levantine Vernacular with the aid of French, English, and Arabic to create a ‘real-life’ environment.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: NELC4122. Or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

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Comments:

NELC 4121 Advanced Arabic I Fall 3
Course Description

Advanced-level work toward a thorough proficiency in all aspects of modern standard Arabic, with an emphasis on composition, syntax, style, and careful translation of advanced texts.


Instructor(s): Atef Ghobrial

Prerequisites: NELC2122. NELC2122 (SL090) Intermediate Arabic II or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Arabic. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency Core requirement

NELC 4122 Advanced Arabic II Spring 3
Course Description

Continuation of advanced-level work toward a thorough proficiency in all aspects of modern standard Arabic, with an emphasis on composition, syntax, style, and careful translation of advanced texts.


Instructor(s): Atef Ghobrial

Prerequisites: NELC4121. NELC4121 (SL251) Advanced Arabic I or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in Arabic. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency Core requirement

NELC 4130 Advanced Arabic Reading Seminar Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

Close analytic reading of original texts in Arabic, varying from Pre-Islamic poetry up through contemporary literature. Conducted principally in Modern Standard Arabic.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franck Salameh
Atef Ghobrial

Prerequisites: NELC4122. NELC4122 Advanced Arabic II or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

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Comments: Admission by department permision only. Prerequisite: NELC4122 (Advanced Arabic II) or equivalent.

NELC 4153 The Linguistic Structure of Arabic Spring 3
Course Description

An analysis of the major features of Modern Standard Arabic with some reference to vernacular dialects and earlier versions of the language: sound system, grammar, structure and meanings of words, syntax, and properties of discourse.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Abdelkrim Mouhib

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: LING3328

Comments: Prior study of Arabic or Linguistics not required but recommended.

NELC 4190 Advanced Tutorial: Arabic Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

A course of directed study on Arabic grammar and style intended solely for students who have exhausted present course offerings or are doing thesis work on advanced topics.

The precise subject matter is determined by arrangement and need.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Atef Ghobrial
Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: May be repeated for credit.

NELC 4251 Ancient Hebrew & Related Inscriptions Spring 3
Course Description

This course introduces students to the corpus of ancient Hebrew Inscriptions of the Iron Age and to several inscriptions from closely related languages, including Moabite. Students will study paleography, the historical grammar of Hebrew, the relationship of Hebrew to other closely related languages, and new photographic technologies for reading inscriptions. These inscriptions will also offer a perspective on the religious experience and ideas of ancient communities.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David Vanderhooft

Prerequisites: Intermediate Hebrew I or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO7003 LING4203

Comments:

NELC 4291 Advanced Tutorial: Jewish Studies Fall/Spring 3
Course Description

A course of directed work in the field of Jewish Studies, intended solely for students who have exhausted present course offerings or are doing work on advanced topics. The precise subject matter is determined by arrangement and need.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: May be repeated for credit

NELC 4751 Akkadian: Old Babylonian Spring 3
Course Description

Students will obtain a thorough introduction to Old Babylonian Akkadian, its graphic system, phonology, morphology and syntax. Text selections for primary consideration will include Hammurapi’s Laws and Enuma Elish (the Babylonian Epic of Creation).


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David Vanderhooft

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO5652 LING3251

Comments: