Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Apr 12, 2021  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NES 6560 - Theory and Method in Near Eastern Studies


Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Co-meets with NES 4560 .

D. Starr.

Requirement for NES majors. In this seminar we will read and discuss a range of theories and methods that have been employed by scholars in the interdisciplinary area of Near Eastern Studies. After giving attention to the historical development of area studies programs and their current status and relevance, we read a wide range of influential works in Near Eastern Studies, with special attention to the concept of “orientalism”. Literary theory, anthropology, historiography, post-colonialism, archaeology, gender theory, and comparative religions are a few of the approaches, methods, and theories we will explore.


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