New NEAR E Courses For Winter 2016

NEAR E 101 Gateway to the Near East

The Near Eastern Languages and Civilization department is proud to offer a new course this Winter 2016. NEAR E 101 "Gateway to the Near East" provides a general introduction to the peoples, cultures, and languages of the Near East, both past and present. The course will be co-taught by five NELC faculty members. No previous knowledge of the Near East required. It gives VLPA/I&S credits.

  • Instructor: Dr Gary Martin (and others).
  • Meeting times: Lecture M/W 1:30-3:20. Quiz Sections: Friday Mornings
  • Credits: 5
  • Sln: 17849

 

NEAR E 268 Introduction to the Silk Road

Please share this brand new course with your students. This course introduces students to the Silk Road as a site of cultural exchange between peoples, and of political, economic, and intellectual exchange between regions and continents. Themes include ecology, empire, ethnicity, language, religion, and the arts. The course considers the Silk Road as a forerunner and symbol of modern globalization.

 

  • Instructor: Dr. Talant Mawkanuli
  • Meeting times: T/Th 1:30-3:20
  • Credits: 5
  • Sln: 21507

 


NEAR E 312 Looting and Loss: The Recent Destruction of Cultural Heritage Sites in the Middle East 

Please share this brand new course with your students. This course explores the history and context of recent politicization, looting, and destruction of archaeological and cultural sites in the Middle East, as well as the associated human toll, with primary focus on the current state of modern Syria and Iraq. Covers the politics of archaeology in the Middle East from the First Gulf War to more recent times. It will be taught by new NELC professor Stephanie Selover.

  • Instructor: Dr. Stephanie Selover
  • Meeting times: T/Th 3:30-5:20
  • Credits: 5
  • Sln: 21509

NEAR E 311/NEAR E 511 The Archaeology of Biblical Israel

Please share this brand new course with your students. This course focuses on the archaeology of ancient Israel (southern Levant). This course will examine the known archaeological material and Biblical and other contemporaneous textual sources to explore this topic, covering the archaeological cultures from the Middle Bronze Age to the end of the Babylonian Exile (2000-300 BCE). It will be taught by new NELC professor Stephanie Selover. Graduate Students may register for the course using NEAR E 511.

  • Instructor: Dr. Stephanie Selover
  • Meeting times: M/W 3:30-5:20
  • Credits: 5
  • Sln: NEAR E 311 - 21502 | NEAR E 511 - 21506