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Middle East and Islamic Studies Discipline Courses Details

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MEIS 260 : Turkish Cultures and Identities

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of the instructor
Description: Exploration of major developments in the history of Turkic communities around the globe from the rise of the Ottoman Empire to the present. Topics include religion, politics, literature, arts, traditions and customs. This course is offered as MEIS 260 and TURK 260. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3

MEIS 290 : Introduction to Turkish Literature in Translation

Prerequisites: None
Description: Study of Turkish poetry, short stories, and novels in English translation. This course is offered as MEIS 290 and TURK 290. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MEIS 300 : Foundations in Middle East and Islamic Studies

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Introductory, interdisciplinary course on the cultures, politics, and histories of the Middle East, North Africa, and other Muslim societies. (Formerly cross listed with BSS 300. May not be repeated under an alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

MEIS 301 : Islam: Interpretation and Practice

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Introduction into the origin, spread, and early writings of Islam, and an overview of the diversity of contemporary Islamic practice around the globe. This course is offered as MEIS 301 and ANTH 318. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MEIS 402 : Arab Cinema

Prerequisites: Major or minor in Cinema or minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies; CINE 340 and CINE 341, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross-listed with CINE 402 - see CINE 402 for course description. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.
Units: 3

MEIS 431 : Constructing Kurdistan

Prerequisites: PLSI 250, or PLSI 410, or HIST 605, or IR 323, or IR 324, or MEIS 300; upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with PLSI 431. For course description, see PLSI 431. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

MEIS 685 : Projects in Teaching MEIS

Prerequisites: A current matriculated student in good standing, who has already completed the regular instructionally related class, or its equivalent, with a grade of B or better, for which the student will function as an aide.
Description: Students work as teaching assistants to instructors and receive training in teaching Middle East and Islamic Studies. Responsibilities include working with supervising faculty, assisting in preparing course material, tutoring students, and conducting small group discussions in class. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)
Units: 1-3

MEIS 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Minimum overall GPA 3.0 and consent of the supervising faculty member and the MEIS director.
Description: Study is planned, developed and completed under the direction of a member of the MEIS advisor.
Units: 1-3
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