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Winter 2015 Graduate Courses

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Ancient Near East

AN N EA C223A. COPTIC
LEC 1 Instructor: REEMES, D.M.
Course Description: Introduction to Coptic, final phase of Egyptian language, which is attested in writing from circa 300 to 1400 CE. Devoted to learning Coptic alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary (Sahidic dialect), with particular emphasis on historical linguistics. Units: 5.0

Arabic

ARABIC 250. SEMINAR: PREMODERN ARABIC LITERATURE
SEM 1 Instructor: COOPERSON, M.D.
Course Description: Readings in Arabic texts from variety of periods and genres, along with appropriate secondary literature. Topics include pre-Islamic poetry and oratory, Qur'an, Umayyad and Abbasid poetry and literary prose, Hadith and Fiqh, historiography, biography, geography, medicine, mathematics, theology, asceticism, and mysticism. Units: 4.0

Architecture and Urban Design

Not scheduled this quarter.

Armenian

ARMENIA 230B. ELEMENTARY CLASSICAL ARMENIAN
LEC 1 Instructor: COWE, P.S.
Course Description: Introduction to grammar of classical literary language (5th to mid-19th century) and guided readings in narrative prose texts. Units: 4.0

ARMENIA 231A. INTERMEDIATE CLASSICAL ARMENIAN
LEC 1
Instructor: COWE, P.S.
Course Description: Intensive review of grammar and reading of select prose and poetic texts. Units: 4.0

Art History

ART HIS 200. ART HISTORICAL THEORIES AND METHODOLOGIES
SEM 1 Instructor: KWON, M.
Course Description: Critical examination of history of discipline of art history, with studies of various theoretical, critical, and methodological approaches to visual arts from antiquity to present. Units: 4.0

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Celtic Studies

Not scheduled this quarter.

Chinese

Not scheduled this quarter.

Classics

CLASSIC 287. GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM IN CLASSICAL LITERATURE
SEM 1
Instructor: VINE, B.H.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Survey of basic methods of and approaches to classical scholarship, including textual criticism, literary interpretation and theory, hermeneutics, interdisciplinary studies, and computer applications to classics. Emphasis varies from year to year, depending on instructor(s). May be repeated for credit with topic change. S/U grading.
Units: 2.0

Comparative Literature

Not scheduled this quarter.

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Economics

Not scheduled this quarter.

English

ENGL 245. CHAUCER
LEC 1 Instructor: CHISM, C.N.
Units: 4.0

ENGL 247. SHAKESPEARE
LEC 1 Instructor: LITTLE, A.L.
Units: 4.0

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French

FRNCH 216. RENAISSANCE
LEC 1 Instructor: CARRON, J.
Course Description: French literature of 16th century studied within historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts. Units: 4.0

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Gender Studies

Not scheduled this quarter.

German

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Greek

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Hebrew

Not scheduled this quarter.

History

HIST 201D. TOPICS IN HISTORY: EARLY MODERN EUROPE
SEM 1 Instructor: STACEY, P.J.
Class Title: Representation and Early Modern State
Class Description: Study organized around history of concept of representation in political theory. Starts in antiquity and includes some medieval and renaissance components. Primarily designed as introduction to some major early modern texts of political philosophy--those of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Examination of their theories of state in general, and role of representation in particular within those theories. Units: 4.0

HIST 201J. TOPICS IN HISTORY: NEAR EAST
SEM 1 Instructor: MORONY, M.G.
Class Title: Pre-Modern Islamic Political Thought
Class Description: Consideration of origins of Islamic government, sectarian views, Iranian and Hellenic contributions, nature and functions of government, and Muslims and non-Muslims. Units: 4.0

HIST 201P. TOPICS IN HISTORY: HISTORY OF RELIGIONS
SEM 1 Instructor: GREEN, N.S.
Class Title: Muslims, Saints, and Social History
Class Description: Stories of Muslim saints began being written down in 11th century in what is now Iraq and Iran, and in following centuries such writings spread as far as India, Indonesia, North Africa, and central Asia. Through detailing interactions of Muslim holy men (and sometimes women) with people of all backgrounds, these hagiographical writings--in such languages as Arabic, Persian, and Turkish--form some of most fascinating and diverse sources on Muslim social history. From sultans and soldiers to poets, tribesmen, women, villagers, poor, and members of other religions, stories of saints allow us to access concerns, conceptions, and operations of Muslim social life in many regions of world. Requires no background in Islamic history. Study uses translated texts in English to uncover beliefs and lifeways of ordinary Muslims from Asia, Africa, and Middle East between medieval and modern periods. Units: 4.0

HIST 297B. SEMINAR: HISTORY OF SCIENCE SEM 1 Instructor: DE CHADAREVIAN, S. Units: 4.0

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Indo-European Studies

Not scheduled this quarter.

Iranian

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Islamic Studies

Not scheduled this quarter.

Italian

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Japanese

JAPAN 243. TRANSLATION WORKSHOP: PREMODERN JAPANESE TEXTS
SEM 1 Instructor: BODIFORD, W.M.
Course Description: Translation, grammatical analysis, and discussion of selections from premodern Japanese texts. Units: 2.0

JAPAN C260. JAPANESE BUDDHISM
DIS 1A Instructor: BODIFORD, W.M.
Course Description: Development of Buddhism in Japan in its cultural context, with emphasis on key ideas and teachings. Units: 0.0

Jewish Studies

Not scheduled this quarter.

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Korean

KOREA 295A. SEMINAR: TOPICS IN TRADITIONAL KOREAN CULTURAL HISTORY SEM 1 Instructor: DUNCAN, J.
Course Description: Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean or literary Chinese. Discussion and research on major topics in Korean cultural history, such as Confucianization of Korean society, Practical Learning movement of late Choson dynasty, or Korean reactions to West in Eastern learning and enlightenment movements of 19th century. Units: 4.0

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Latin

LATIN 200A. HISTORY OF LATIN LITERATURE
LEC 1 Instructor: VINE, B.H.
Course Description: Lectures on history of Latin literature, supplemented by reading of Latin texts in original language. Units: 4.0

Law

Not scheduled this quarter.

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Musicology

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Near Eastern Languages

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Philosophy

PHILOS 206. TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
LEC 1 Instructor: NORMORE, C.G. / PARSONS, T.D. / COPENHAVER, B.P.
Course Description: Study of philosophy and theology of one or several medieval philosophers such as Augustine, Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, Scotus, or Ockham or study of single area such as logic or theory of knowledge in several medieval philosophers. Units: 4.0

PHILOS 207. SEMINAR: HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY
SEM 1 Instructor: YRJONSUURI, M.
Course Description: Selected problems and philosophers. Units: 4.0

PHILOS C210. SPINOZA
LEC 1 Instructor: CARRIERO, J.P.
Course Description: Selected topics in philosophy of Spinoza. Units: 4.0

PHILOS 220. SEMINAR: TOPICS IN HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
SEM 1 Instructor: YRJONSUURI, M. Course Description: Selected problems and philosophers which may be from different periods. Units: 4.0

Political Science

Not scheduled this quarter.

Portuguese

Not scheduled this quarter.

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Romance Linguistics

Not scheduled this quarter.

Russian

RUSSN 204. INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY OF RUSSIAN LITERARY LANGUAGE
LEC 1 Instructor: KRESIN, S.C.
Course Description: Required for M.A. (linguistics) and Ph.D. (literature). Evolution of literary Russian from 11th to 20th century. Analysis of texts. Units: 4.0

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Scandinavian

Not scheduled this quarter.

Semitics

Not scheduled this quarter.

Slavic Languages and Literature

Not scheduled this quarter.

Spanish

SPAN 221. MEDIEVAL LYRIC POETRY
LEC 1 Instructor: DAGENAIS, J.C.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Readings of and lectures on Spanish lyric poetry from the beginning to 1500. Units: 4.0

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Theater

Not scheduled this quarter.

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