Middle Eastern Studies


Syracuse University’s relationship with the Middle East extends back more than 60 years and spans many disciplines—from public administration and media studies to literature and religion. Today, SU provides an array of opportunities for students to learn about and visit this extraordinary region. More than 20 faculty members are experts in the Middle East, while the University offers over 80 such graduate and undergraduate courses. 


Fall 2016 Course Offerings(+)

Spring 2015 Course Offerings(+)



Class#
 


Subject


Title

Crosslisted/
Meets w/     
        


Instructor
       


Day


Time
36147 MES165 Discovering Islam REl/SAS364 Kassam online TBA

38139

MES319   

The MId-East in 20th Century

HST319

Kallander

MW

12:45-2:05pm
36999 MES336 Arabic Cultures LIT336 Habib TTh 5:00-6:20pm
38135 MES344 Politics of the Middle East PSC344 TBA MW 2:15-3:35pm
38141 MES364 Enchanting Words: Muslim Poets, Singers      
and Storytellers       
REL/SAS364 Kassam online        TBA
38175 MES391 Revolutions in the Middle East PSC391 Bashiriyeh MW 3:45-5:05pm
51507 MES392 Soc. of  Islamic Fundamentalism PSC392 Bashiriyeh MW 12:45-2:05pm
51483 MES453 Feminisms in Middle East WGS/MES453 Olwan TTh 11:00-12:20pm
33383 ARB102 Arabic II   Humsi TTh 3:30-4:50pm
          W 3:45-5:05pm
34009 ARB102 Arabic II   Phillips TTh 9:30-10:50am
          W 9:30-10:25am
37075 ARB102 Arabic II   Humsi TTh 5:00-6:20pm
          W 5:15-6:35pm
33385 ARB202 Arabic IV   Phillips TTh 11:00-12:20pm
          W 12:45-1:40pm
36277 ARB302 Arabic VI   Habib TTh 3:30-4:50pm
38377 TRK102 Turkish II   TBA MTWTh   1:25-2:15pm
33387 TRK202 Turkish IV   TBA MW 2:25-3:20pm
31875 HEB102 Hebrew II   Downie TTh 11:00-12:20pm
31877 HEB102 Hebrew II   TBA TTh 12:30-1:50pm
31879 HEB202 Hebrew IV   TBA TTh 12:30-1:50pm
          W 11:40-12:35pm
51706 GEO400 The Greater Middle East   Koch M 2:15-5:00pm
37567 REL235 Travel Narratives and Pilgrimages JSP/LIT235 Frieden TTh 12:30-1:50pm
51319 REL300 Soc. of  Islamic Fundamentalism   Bashiriyeh MW 12:45-2:05pm
38191 PSC300 The E.U., Mid East & N. Africa Karakas-Keles     TTH 2:00-3:20pm

Fall 2014 Course Offerings(+)


Subject       

Title                                                         

Instructor         

Day           

Time                           

Place                  
Crosslist/
Meets w/                  

Class#
MES165 Discovering Islam Meguid TTH 9:30-10:50am HL114 REL 165 17217
MES300 Popular Culture in the Middle
East   
Kallander W 9:30-12:15pm   HST 300 31340
MES342 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Elman TTH 3:30-4:50pm Eggers 010 JSP/PSC/
REL 342
30955
MES349 Politics of Iran Boroujerdi MW 3:45-5:05pm Shaffer 205 PSC 349 30610
MES365 God and Beauty in Islamic Art Kassam TTH 3:30-4:50pm HL 101 REL/SAS 367 16443
MES394 Islamic Political Thought Bashiriyeh MW 12:45-2:05pm HL 214 PSC 394 16331
MES395 Democratization in Muslim
World  
Bashiriyeh MW 3:45-5:05pm HL 102 PSC 395 16333
MES400 Divine Speech: The Qur'an in
Historical Context
Kassam M 3:45-6:30pm Link 101 REL400/600 &
MES600   
30708
MES430 Social Theory & Middle East Bashiriyeh T 3:30-6:15pm MAX309B PSC 682 30957
MES600 Divine Speech: The Qur'an in
Historical Context
Kassam M 3:45-6:30pm HL504 REL400/600 &
MES400
30709
MES682 Social Theory & Middle East Bashiriyeh T 3:30-6:15pm MAX309B PSC 682 30611
ARB101 Arabic 1 Humsi TTH 3:30-4:50pm LSB126   13033
ARB101 Arabic 1 Phillips TTH 9:30-10:50am HBC306   13243
ARB101 Arabic 1 Phillips TTH 11:00-12:20pm Eggers 113   15527
ARB101 Arabic 1 Humsi TTH 5:00-6:20pm LSB156   16517
ARB201 Arabic III Phillips TTH 12:30-1:50pm WAT147   13025
ARB301 Arabic IV Habib TTH 5:00-6:20pm HBC311A   15141
HEB101 Hebrew I Downie TTH 11:00-12:20pm HL101   11133
HEB101 Hebrew I Downie W 12:45-1:40pm MARSH111   11135
HEB101 Hebrew I Brown Sofer TTH 3:30-4:50pm HBC306   14603
HEB201 Hebrew III Brown Sofer TTH 12:30-1:50pm HBC311A   11137
HEB301 Advanced Hebrew I Frieden MW 2:15-3:35pm Tolley 307 JSP 301 14055
PRS101 Persian I Tabesh MW 10:35-11:30am HL115   14121
PRS201 Persian III Samie TTH 11:00-12:20pm CH020   14123
TRK101 Turkish I TBD MTWTh 1:20-2:15pm Tolley 102   13027
TRK201 Turkish III TBD MTWTh 2:25-3:20pm Tolley 102   13029

Spring 2014 Course Offerings(+)

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Crosslist/Meets w/ Class #
MES165     Discovering Islam Kassam online REL/SAS165 81918
MES319 The Mid-East in 20th Century Kallander MW 12:45-2:05pm HST319 81922
MES336 Arabic Cultures Habib TTH 5:00-6:20pm LIT336 41460
MES342 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Elman TTH 2:00-3:20pm JSP/REL342 81936
MES344 Politics of the Middle East Boroujerdi MW 2:15-3:35pm PSC344 81920
MES364 MuslimPoets and Storytellers Kassam online REL/SAS364 81923
MES391 Revolutions in the Middle East Bashiriyeh MW 3:45-5:05pm PSC391 81987
MES393 Middle Eastern Political Systems Bashiriyeh MW 5:15-6:35pm PSC393 81988
MES400 The Middle East:In Graphic Novels     Fadda-Conrey   MW 12:45-2:05pm Meets with ETS410       82044
MES430 Senior Seminar in MES Kallander M 9:30-12:15pm Meets with MES644 33826
MES644 Israel & Palestine: Hist Approach Kallander M 9:30-12:15pm HST644 81917
MES684 International Relations Middle East Boroujerdi W 9:30-12:15pm PSC/PAI684 81919
ARB 102 Arabic II Violette Humsi TTH 3:30-4:50 pm; W 3:45-5:05 pm   33630
ARB 102 Arabic II Eva Phillips TTH 9:30-10:50 am; W 9:30 -10:25 am   34434
ARB 102 Arabic II Violette Humsi TTH 5:00-6:20 pm; W 5:15-6:35 pm   41847
ARB 202 Arabic IV Eva Phillips TTH 11:00-12:20 pm; W 12:45-1:40 pm   33632
ARB 302 Arabic VI Rania Habib TTH 3:30-4:50 pm   38422
ARB 620 Arabic for Research Purposes TBD TBD
PRS 102 Persian II Haleh Tabesh MW 9:30-10:25 am; TTH 3:30-4:50 pm   34920
PRS 202 Persian IV Iraj Samie TTH 11:00-12:20 pm; W 10:35-11:30 am   34922
TRK 102 Turkish II TBA MTWTH 1:25-2:15 pm   82360
TRK 202 Turkish IV Seval Komurcu MW 2:25-3:20 pm; TTH 2:00-3:20 pm   33636
HEB 102 Hebrew II Michal Downie TTH 11:00-12:00 pm; W12:45-1:40 pm   32412
HEB 202 Hebrew IV Erella Brown Sofer TTH 12:30-1:50 pm; W 11:40 -12:35 pm   32414
GEO 400 Geopolitics of the Greater Middle East   Natalie Koch MW 2:15-3:35 pm 81156
REL 235 Travel Narratives and Pilgrimages Ken Frieden TTH 12:30-1:50 pm LIT/JSP 235 w/ETS 230 81277
REL 439 Travel, Translation and Pilgrimage Ken Frieden T 3:30-6:15 pm JSP 439 & JSP/REL 676 41435
ETS 350 Gender, Violence, and Sexualities in the "War on Terror" Carol Fadda-Conroy  MW 2:15-3:35 pm 81551

Fall 2013 Course Offerings(+)

Course                              Title                                                                      Instructor                     Day/Time                  Class #
         
MES/REL 165 Discovering Islam Abdel Meguid TTH 9:30-10:50 am 29675
MES 365 REL 367 God and Beauty in Islam Tazim Kassam TTH 3:30-4:50 pm 16812
MES/REL/WGS 465 REL 626    Muslim Women Beyond the Veil Tazim Kassam M 3:45-6:30 pm 16803
MES/REL 300 Religion & Politics in the Middle East Abdel Meguid TTH 2:00-3:20 pm 29674
MES 300 PSC 350 US Foreign Policy in the Middle East Matt Bonham MW 3:45-5:05 pm 29852
MES/PSC 394 Islamic Political Thought Hossein Bashiriyeh MW 12:45-2:05 pm 16719
MES/PSC 395 Democratization in the Muslim World Hossein Bashiriyeh MW 3:45-5:05 pm 16720
HST 401 Middle East History as Memoir Amy Kallander M 9:30-12:15 pm 30131
HST 401 America in the Middle East/The Middle East Osamah Khalil W 12:45-1"40 pm 16131
ETS 315 Arab/American Literature and Culture Carol Fadda-Conrey MW 2:15-3:35 pm 29361
ARB 101 Arabic I Violette Humsi TTH 3:30-4:50 pm 13238
ARB 101 Arabic I Violette Humsi TTH 5:00-6:20 pm 16916
ARB 101 Arabic I Eva Phillips TTH 9:30-10:50 am 13502
ARB 101 Arabic I Eva Phillips TTH 11:00-12:20 pm 16079
ARB 201 Arabic III Eva Phillips TTH 12:30- 1:50 pm 13230
ARB 301 Arabic V Rania Habib TTH 5:00-6:20 pm 15802
HEB 101 Hebrew I Michal Downie TTH 11:00-12:20 pm 11327
HEB 101 Hebrew I Michal Downie W 12:45-1"40 pm 11329
HEB 101 Hebrew I Erella Sofer TTH 3:30-4:50 pm 15465
HEB 201 Hebrew III Erella Sofer TTH 12:30-1:50 pm 11355
HEB 301 Advanced Hebrew I Ken Frieden TTH 3:30-4:50 pm 14889
PRS 101 Persian I Haleh Tabesh MW 10:35-11:30 am 14955
PRS 201 Persian III Iraj Samie TTH 11:00-12:20 pm 14957
TRK 101 Turkish I tba MW 12:45-1:40 pm 13232
TRK 201 Turkish III tba MW 2:15-3:35 pm 13234
REL 100 Islam in North Africa Rebecca Moody MW 12:45-2:05 pm 29497
REL/JSP 135 Judaism Zachary Braiterman TTH 12:30-1:50 pm 14051
HST/MES 318 The Middle East to 1900 Amy Kallander MW 2:15-3:35 31301

Summer 2013 Courses(+)


Course                              Title                                                                      Instructor                     Day/Time                  Class #
         
MES 200/REL 200 Islam and the Modern World Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid Online Course
MES 344  Politics of the Middle East MoTuWeTh 10:00AM - 11:45AM

Spring 2013 Courses(+)

COURSE TITLE DAY & TIME PROFESSOR NOTES
ARB 102 M001 Arabic II TTH 3:30-4:50
W 3:45-5:05
Violette Humsi  
ARB 102 M002 Arabic II TTH 9:30-10:50
W 9:30-10:25
Eva Phillips  
ARB 102 M003 Arabic II

TTH 5:00-6:20

W 5:15-6:10

Violette Humsi
ARB 202 M001 Arabic IV TTH 11-12:20
W 12:45-1:40
Eva Phillips  
ARB 302 M001 Arabic VI TTH 3:30 - 4:50 Rania Habib  
HEB 102 M001 Hebrew II TTH 11-12:20
W 10:35-11:30
Michal Downie  
HEB 102 M002 Hebrew II TTH 12:30-1:50
W 12:45-1:40
Michal Downie  
HEB 102 M003 Hebrew II TTH 2-3:20
W 2:15-3:10
Erella Brown Sofer  
HEB 202 M001 Hebrew IV TTH 12:30-1:50 11:40- 12:35 Erella Brown Sofer  
HEB 303 M001 Advanced Hebrew II MW 12:45-2:05 TBA  
HST 300 M002 Arab Revolutions MW 12:45-2:0 Amy Kallander Meets with MES 300 M005
LIT/MES 336 Arabic Cultures TTH 5-6:20 Rania Habib  
MES 495 Distinction Thesis      
MES 682/PSC 682 M001 Social Theory & the Middle East T 3:30-6:15 Hossein Bashiryeh Meets with MES 430
PRS 102 M001 Persian II 9:30-10:25
TTH 2-3:20
Haleh Tabesh  
PRS 202 M001 Persian IV MW 10:35-11:30 TTH 11-12:20 Iraj Samie  
PSC 366/MES 366 Representations of the Middle East TTH 2-3:30 Mehrzad Boroujerdi Crosslisted with MES 366
PSC 392/ MES 392 M001 Sociology of Islamic Fundamentalism MW 12:45-2:05 Hossein Bashiryeh Meets with REL 300
REL/MES/SAS 165 Discovering Islam Online Tazim Kassam open to all undergraduates
REL 261 Faith and Reason in Islam TTh 11:00-12:20 Ahmed Abdel Meguid Writing Intensive
REL 301 Ancient Near Eastern Religions and Cultures TTh 3:30-4:50 Jim Watts  
REL 600 m004 Islamic Hermeneutics & Epistemology Th 3:30-6:15 Ahmed Abdel Meguid  
TRK 102 M001 Turkish II MW 12:45 -2:05
TTH 12:30-1:50
Nesibe Bilgi  
TRK 202 M001 Turkish IV MW 12:45-2:05
TTH 12:30-1:50
Hac? Mevlut Karatas  

Fall 2012 Courses(+)

Subject Catalog Nbr Class Section Class Description Prereq: Instructor Day Time
ANT 468   Middle East in Anthropological Perspective   Rubinstein TTH 12:30PM - 1:50PM
ARB 101 M001 Arabic I   Staff W 3:45-5:05 PM
            TTH 3:30 - 4:40 PM
ARB 101 M002 Arabic I   Eva Phillips TTH 9:30-10:50 AM
            W 9:30-10:25 AM
ARB 101 M003 Arabic I   Eva Phillips TTH 11:00:00 AM-12:20 PM
            W 10:35- 11:30 AM
ARB 201 M001 Arabic III prereq: ARB 102 Eva Phillips W 11:40 AM-12:35 PM
            TTH 12:30-1:50 PM
ARB 301 M001 Arabic V Prereq: ARB 202 Habib TTH 3:30-4:40 PM
ARB 620 M001 Arabic for Research Purposes       contact department
ETS/MES 184/200 M001 Introduction to Arab American Literature and Culture   Fadda-Conrey MW 3:45-5:05 PM
ETS/MES 410/400 M004 The Middle East in Graphic Novels   Fadda-Conrey MW 12:45-2:05 PM
HEB 101 M001 Hebrew I   Downie W 10:35-11:30 AM
            TTH 11:00 AM-12:20 PM
HEB 101 M002 Hebrew I   Downie W 12:45-1:40 PM
            TTH 12:45-1:40 PM
HEB 101 M004 Hebrew I   Brown Sofer W 10:35-11:30 AM
            TTH 3:30-4:50 PM
HEB 201 M001 Hebrew III prereq: HEB102 Brown Sofer W 11:40 AM-12:35 PM
            TTH 12:30-1:50 PM
HEB 301 M001 Advanced Hebrew I Prereq: HEB 202 TBA    
HST/MES 318 M001 The Middle East to 1900   Kallander MW 12:45-2:05 PM
HST/WGS 379 M001 Gender, Race, and Colonialism   Kallander MW 2:15-3:35 PM
LIN 400/600 M001 Structure of Standard Arabic   Habib TTH 5:00-6:20 PM
REL/JSP 135 M001 Judaism   Braiterman TTH 12:30-1:50 PM
REL 200 U800 Islam and the Modern World   Abdel Meguid   on-line
REL/JSP 215 M001 The Hebrew Bible   Ruane TTh 9:30-10:50 AM
REL 217 M001 The New Testament   DeBoer MW 2:15-3:35 PM
REL 261 M001 Faith and Reason in Islam (Writing Intensive)   Abdel Meguid TTh 11:00-12:20
REL 300 M001 Enlightenment: The West & Islam   Abdel Meguid TTh 3:30-4:50 PM
REL 300 M003 Israel & Israeli Judaism   Braiterman TTh 2:00-3:20 PM
REL 320 M001 Jewish Bodies   Brodeur MW 3:45-5:05
REL 320 M002 Arab Women in Film   Moody MW 2:15-3:35
REL/SAS/MES 367/365 M001 The Quest for Beauty & Sacred in Islam   Kassam TTH 3:30-4:50 PM
REL/JSP 416 M001 The Torah/Pentateuch   Watts MW 3:45-5:05 PM
REL/SAS/WGS/MES 465 M001 Muslim Women Beyond the Veil   Kassam M 3:45-6:30 PM
REL 616 M001 The Torah/Pentateuch   Watts MW 3:45-5:05 PM
REL 626 M001 Muslim Women Beyond the Veil   Kassam M 3:45-6:30 PM
PRS 101 M001 Persian I   Tabesh MW 10:35-11:30 AM
            TTH 11:00 AM-12:20 PM
PRS 201 M001 Persian III prereq: PRS102 Samie W 9:30-10:25 AM
            TTH 9:30-10:50 AM
PSC/MES 344 M001 Politics of the Middle East   Boroujerdi TTH 2:00-3:20
PSC/MES 393 M001 Middle Eastern Political Systems   Bashiriyeh MW 12:45-2:05 PM
PSC/MES 394 M001 Islamic Political Thought   Bashiriyeh TTH 12:30-1:50 PM
PSC/MES 395 M001 Democratization in Muslim World   Bashiriyeh MW 3:45-5:05 PM
PSC/MES/IRP 684 M001 International Relations of the Middle East   Boroujerdi T 9:30-12:15
TRK 101 M001 Turkish I   Staff MW 12:45-1:40 PM
            TTH 12:30-1:50 PM
TRK 201 M001 Turkish III prereq: TRK 102 Staff MW 2:15-3:35 PM
            TTH 2:00-3:20 PM
TRK 620 M001 Turkish for Research Purposes       contact department

Middle Eastern Studies

Offerings: minor | BA | CAS
Director:
Yüksel Sezgin (On leave -AY 2017-2018)
ysezgin@maxwell.syr.edu 

Interim Director: 
ofkhalil@maxwell.syr.edu

Middle Eastern Studies
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Phone: 315-443-1011
Fax: 315-443-8093
Email: mes@syr.edu

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