Course Archive: Fall 2003

Language Courses





*NOTE: Students with more advanced Turkish may also enroll and will have an individualized program of study. For information contact the Russian and East European Center at


Other Language Courses

Coptic 301 Introductory Coptic   Introduction to the principles of Coptic grammar and to the reading of biblical and gnostic texts. A knowledge of classical or koine Greek, though useful, is not required. 3 hours

Ling. 304. Tutorials in Non-Western Languages. Advanced or intensive language instruction in a selected non-Western language; does not cover instruction in East or Southeast Asian languages. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated with consent of instructor. 1 to 5 hours, or 1/2 to 1 unit.

General Courses

Agri. Consu. & Env. Sciences 298. International Experience. International experience in agriculture or home economics related areas involving foreign travel and study without enrollment in another institution. Experience must be planned and approved in advance through consultation with a College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences faculty member. Prerequisite: Written consent of instructor; junior standing; not open to students on probation. 1 to 4 hours.

Agri. Consu. & Env. Sciences 299. Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences . Study Abroad. Provides campus credit for study at accredited foreign institutions. Final determination of credit granted is made upon the student's successful completion of work. Prerequisite: Consent of major department, college, and Study Abroad Office. 0 to 15 hours (summer session, 0 to 8 hours). May be repeated to a maximum of 36 hours within one calendar year.

Anthropology 303: Women In Muslim Societies.  
Same As HIST 303 W S 303 RELST 303 

Anthropology  315.  Area Studies In Ethnomusicology. Same as Music 317

Art History 111.  Ancient and Medieval Societies  

Asian St. 218. Cultural Landscapes of South Asia. Same as LA 218

Classical Civilization 240.  Sex And Gender In Classical Antiquity  Understanding of the place of women in ancient societies can be gained through the examination of the ways in which the ancients conceptualized sex and gender. The myths, religion, art and literature of Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East contain a wide array of representations of men and women, of their emotions, as well as of their social, legal and political status and relations. 3 hours.

Comp. Lit. 189. Classic Masterpieces of Non-Western Cultures. This course explores four major non-Western cultural traditions:  the Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese from the vantage point of classical literature, focusing on the representative of different genres and periods within the religio-philosophical context of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism. All readings in English. 3 hours

Comp. Lit. 334. Studies in Francophonie. Same as French 379. See French 379.

Crop Sciences 150  .The Global Food Production Web.
The class focuses on several important crops (and food from those crops) in each of eight groups: the cereals, food legumes, oilseeds, tubers, beverages, spices, industrial, and medicinal.
The crops are studied from an historical, biological, ecological, cultural, and economic perspective and touch on the following regions where the crops originated, spread , and continue to be widely grown: Middle America, South America, North Africa & East Asia, Subsahara Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.

English  114. The Bible as Literature. Same as Comp Lit 111, Religious Studies 101

English  283. JewishSacred Literature. Jewish Sacred Literature is an introduction to the major forms of Jewish literature created after the Bible.  These texts in turn serve as the bases for all subsequent Jewish thought and Jewish religious practice.  Students will read and discuss in English excerpts from the Mishnah, the Midrash, the Prayer book, the Babylonian Talmud, and the Zohar.

English 285. Postcolonial Literatures in English.  3 hours.  What is the colonial encounter? When and how did it take place? Who encountered whom? What happened in the aftermath of this encounter and in what forms are its legacies evident today? With the help of representative examples of colonial/postcolonial literature, criticism and film, we will be investigating these broad historical, political and cultural questions in the course. Our focus will be on how writing/film from various areas of the (postcolonial) world help us to formulate and make sense of (a). the nature of the power relations between colonizer and colonized; (b). the ways in which political and cultural authority are established under colonialism and the ways in which, subsequently, this authority comes to be contested; (c). nationalism and the problems of the postcolonial nation; (d). key philosophical and cultural concerns of our (postcolonial) era, such as: agency, identity and difference; dislocation and belonging; cross-cultural negotiation, relations between local and global, and so on.

French 379. Studies in Francophonie. Same as Comparative Literature 334. Studies of various genres, periods, and topics of French literature outside of France, with a different geographical emphasis each semester. Regions include black Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, North Africa, the Middle East, and Switzerland. 3 hours, or 3/4 or 1 unit. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours or 4 units.

Geog. 101 Geography of Developing Countries. Examines the manner in which climate, landforms, resources, and cultural factors promote and inhibit change in developing countries (i. e. , India, Iran, Egypt, Nigeria, China, Kenya, Brazil, Venezuela, Guatemala); makes comparisons between these countries and others in both the developing and the developed world. 3 hours.

History 168. Indian Civilization and Society. Introduction to the Civilization of India. Same as Anth 168. 3 hours or 0.5 or 1 unit.

History 181.  The Ancient World. This course traces the rise of Western Civilization, beginning with the early cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt. The entry of the Hittites, an Indo-European people, into the much older and more sophisticated Eastern cultures is examined. The Bronze Age and the origins of the Greek Civilization, along with the development of Greek political and social institutions, are also treated. The course ends with the Greek victory over the Persian menace, the clash between Athens and Sparta in the Peloponnesian War, and the destruction of the classical scheme of things

History 302   Egypt since the first world war. What images do you associate with the name “Egypt”? Maybe pyramids, mummies, sand, and camels? If so, consider yourself normal. And, consider this course an opportunity to discover and to understand the modern society in this ancient land. Egyptians have experienced a vast number of social, economic, political, cultural and ideological shifts during the past century. The political system has gone from colonial rule to constitutional monarchy, to a single party state under Nasser, and then back to a multi-party system in the past 25 years. There were parallel changes in the economic system, from a market economy to “Arab Socialism” and then Sadat’s “Open Door,” structural adjustment and privatization. Throughout this era Egyptians have debated what kind of society they wish to live in as well as what their identity as a nation is, and the options raised have run from religious reform and revivalism to secular Egyptian and pan-Arab nationalism. We will also approach social life through literature representing successive generations of writers. 

Land. Arch. 218. Cultural Landscape of South Asia. Same as Asian Studies 218.  3 hours

Law 374. International Law. The nature, sources, and subjects of international law and its place in the control of international society; includes an examination of the law of jurisdiction, territory, recognition and succession of states, rights and immunities of states in foreign courts, diplomatic immunities, treaties, protection of citizens abroad, settlement of international disputes, war and neutrality, the United Nations, and the International Court of Justice. 3 hours or 1 unit.

Labor and Industrial Relations 466. International Human Resource Management.   Examination of: theories of behavioral change; application of these theories to training and human resource development; assessing training needs, especially with reference to the internationalization of business, changes in labor demand, demographic trends in the United States, and increasing work force diversification; advantages and disadvantages of the various training and development techniques; relation of training to organizational strategies; methods of training evaluation. Special attention is given to the need for and methods of cross-cultural training. Students develop training exercises for class presentation and participation.
1 unit.

Music 317 Area Studies In Ethnomusicology.

Political Science 241 Comparative Politics In Developing Countries.   A comparative and historical analysis of the problems affecting the developing world by examining social, economic and political changes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 3 hours.

Political Science 280 Introduction To International Relations.  Structure and processes of international relations, trends in international politics, and the future of the international system in a setting of conflict and crisis. Prerequisite: Political Science 100 or 150, or consent of instructor. 3 hours.

Political Science 292 Senior Thesis In International Relations. 

Political Science 483 International War.   Focuses on the conditions that influence war and peace between nation-states. Considers various factors at different levels of analysis (individual, national, dyadic, and systematic) in an attempt to understand why nations go to war. Readings will consist of current research in this topic area (without ignoring, however, certain "classical" theoretical approaches).

Religious Studies 101
The Bible As Literature.

Religious Studies 110 World Religions. Same as Philosophy 110. Survey of the leading living religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; examination of basic texts and of philosophic theological elaborations of each religion. 3 hours.

Religious Studies 123  ISLAM: An Introduction (ADVANCED COMPOSIITON).

Religious Studies 283  Jewish Sacred Literature.

Religious Studies 301  Introductory COPTIC, I.

Religious Studies 312 Readings in Sanskrit, I. Same as Sansk 303. Prerequisite Sansk 202. 3 hours or 1 unit.

Sociology  422 Recent Development In Transnational Studies.

Social Work  297  Asian Families in America

Speech Communication 325  Politics and the Media