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WELLESLEY COLLEGE
MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES 

 

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Spotlight on some Fall 2022 courses

 
MES/REL 263    Islam in the Modern World
 
MES/REL 267/347    Muslim Ethics
 

MES/HIST 293    Changing Gender Constructions in the Modern Middle East

Related Courses for Credit toward the Major

Courses with an asterisk (*) also require the permission of the instructor if the course is to be counted for Middle Eastern Studies.

ARAB/MES 310 Resistance & Dissent North Africa & Middle East

ARAB/REL 368 Writing Islamic History

ARTH 203 Near Eastern Art and Architecture

ARTH 241 Egyptian Art and Archaeology

ARTH 247 Introduction to Islamic Art and Architecture

CLCV 240/REL 240 Romans, Jews, and Christians in the Roman Empire

HIST/SAS 266 The Indian Ocean as African, Arab, and South Asian History

HIST 284 The Middle East in Modern History

HIST 290 Morocco: History and Culture (Wintersession in Morocco)

HIST/MES 293 Changing Gender Constructions in the Modern Middle East

HIST/MES 364 Seminar. 'Greater Syria' under Ottoman and European Colonial Rule, c. 1850-1950

HIST/SAS 367 The Indian Ocean as African, Arab, and South Asian History

HIST/MES 369 Histories of "Ethnic" and "Religious" Violence

JWST/REL 104 Study of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament 

PEAC/POL2 217 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

PHIL/REL 366 Seminar. Themes in Islamic Philosophy and Theology

REL 105 Study of the New Testament

REL 242 Archaeology of the Biblical World

REL 243 Women in the Biblical World

REL 244 Jerusalem: The Holy City

REL/MES 260 Religion and Culture in Muslim Societies

REL/MES 261 Cities of the Islamic World

REL 262 The Formation of the Islamic Tradition

REL/MES 263 Islam in the Modern World

REL/MES 264 Religious and Ethnic Minorities in the Ottoman Empire

REL/MES 265 Religion, Politics and Culture in Modern Turkey

REL/MES 267 Muslim Ethics

REL 269 Religion and Culture in Iran

REL 270 Religions of the Silk Road

REL 330 Seminar. Religion and Violence*

REL 342 Archaeology of the Biblical World

REL 345 Seminar. Enslavement and the Bible

REL/MES 347 Muslim Ethics

REL 348 Religion and Culture in Egypt

REL/MES 359 Seminar. Power, Authority and Legitimacy in Muslim Societies

REL 361 Seminar. Studying Islam and the Middle East

REL/MES 362 Seminar. Love, Desire, and Illumination: Poetry in the Islamic World

REL/MES 363 Seminar. Law and Community in Muslim Societies

REL 364 Seminar. Sufism: Islamic Mysticism

REL/MES 365 Cities in the Islamic World

REL/MES 367 Seminar. Muslim Travelers

SPAN 252* Christians, Jews, and Moslems: The Spirit of Spain in Its Literature

 

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