University of Wisconsin–Madison

Courses

Course Menu Leading to the MES Certificate

Select one:

LCA 266 Introduction to the Middle East 3
LCA 300 Topics in Languages and Cultures of Asia 3

Select a second semester course of a chosen Middle Eastern language:

HEBR-MOD 102 Second Semester Hebrew 4
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  301 Introduction to Hebrew Literature 3
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  302 Introduction to Hebrew Literature 3
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  401 Topics in Modern Hebrew / Israeli Literature and Culture I 3
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  402 Topics in Modern Hebrew / Israeli Literature and Culture II 3
AFRICAN/​LCA LANG  445 Readings in Advanced Arabic Texts 3
AFRICAN/​LCA LANG  446 Readings in Advanced Arabic Texts 3
LCA LANG 539 Fifth Semester Turkish and Azeri 3
LCA LANG 540 Sixth Semester Turkish and Azeri 3
LCA LANG 563 Fifth Semester Persian 3
LCA LANG 564 Sixth Semester Persian 3
LCA LANG 631 Advanced Readings in Turkic Languages 3
LCA LANG 644 Readings in Otoman Turkish and Chagatay 3

 

Select one course (3 credits):

ART HIST 305 History of Islamic Art and Architecture 3
ART HIST/​LCA  379 Cities of Asia 3
AFRICAN/​LCA LANG  445 Readings in Advanced Arabic Texts 3
AFRICAN/​LCA LANG  446 Readings in Advanced Arabic Texts 3
HISTORY 139 The Middle East in the 20th Century 3-4
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-1500 3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  220 Introduction to Modern Jewish History 4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam 3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  373 Modern Political History of the Jews: 1655-1919 4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  374 Modern Political History of the Jews: Era of Mass Movements, 1870-1970 4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  379 Islam in Iran 3
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  439 Islamic History From the Origin of Islam to the Ottoman Empire 3-4
HISTORY 500 Reading Seminar in History 3
HISTORY 540 Balkans and Middle East, 1700-1918: The Rise of National States 3-4
INTL ST 320 Contemporary Issues in International Studies (When topic is Middle East-related) 1-4
INTL ST 401 Topics in Global Security 3-4
POLI SCI 333 International Politics of the Middle East 3-4
POLI SCI 401 Selected Topics in Political Science 3-4
POLI SCI 529 Arab-Israeli Conflict 3-4
POLI SCI/​RELIG ST  618 Political Islam 3-4
POLI SCI/​JEWISH  665 Israeli Politics and Society 3-4

Select one course (3 credits):

AFRICAN/​LCA/​RELIG ST  370 Islam: Religion and Culture 3-4
ART HIST 201 History of Western Art I: From Pyramids to Cathedrals 4
ART HIST 413 Art and Architecture in the Age of the Caliphs 3
ART HIST/​LCA  428 Visual Cultures of South Asia 3
ART HIST 440 Art and Power in the Arab World 3
ART HIST 500 Proseminar: Special Topics in Art History 3
CLASSICS/​ART HIST  304 The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome 3-4
CLASSICS/​JEWISH/​RELIG ST  346 Jewish Literature of the Greco-Roman Period 3
CLASSICS 370 Classical Mythology 3
CLASSICS/​JEWISH  451 Biblical Archaeology 3
CLASSICS/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  517 Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean 3
COMP LIT 500 The Comparative In and Beyond Comparative Literature 3
FOLKLORE/​MUSIC  103 Introduction to Music Cultures of the World 2
HEBR-BIB 103 Elementary Biblical Hebrew, I 4
HEBR-BIB 104 Elementary Biblical Hebrew, II 4
HEBR-BIB 303 Elementary Biblical Hebrew, I 3
HEBR-BIB 304 Elementary Biblical Hebrew, II 3
HEBR-BIB 323 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, I 4
HEBR-BIB 324 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, II 4
HEBR-BIB/​CLASSICS/​JEWISH/​LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  332 Prophets of the Bible 4
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  301 Introduction to Hebrew Literature 3
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  302 Introduction to Hebrew Literature 3
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  401 Topics in Modern Hebrew / Israeli Literature and Culture I 3
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  402 Topics in Modern Hebrew / Israeli Literature and Culture II 3
INTL ST 310 International Learning Community Seminar (When topic is Middle East-related) 1-3
JEWISH/​LITTRANS  318 Modern Jewish Literature 3-4
JEWISH 343 Israeli Fiction in Translation 3-4
JEWISH/​CLASSICS/​RELIG ST  346 Jewish Literature of the Greco-Roman Period 3
JEWISH 356 Jerusalem, Holy City of Conflict and Desire 3
JEWISH/​LITTRANS  367 Israeli Fiction in Translation 3-4
LCA/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-1500 3-4
LCA/​RELIG ST  206 Introduction to the Qur’an 4
LCA/​FOLKLORE  279 Introduction to Turkish Folk Literature 3
LCA 300 Topics in Languages and Cultures of Asia 3
LCA/​RELIG ST  357 Literatures of Muslim Societies 3
LCA/​RELIG ST  444 Introduction to Sufism (Islamic Mysticism) 3
LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  257 Literatures of Muslim Societies in Translation 3
LITTRANS/​JEWISH  318 Modern Jewish Literature 3-4
RELIG ST 101 Religion in Global Perspective 3
RELIG ST/​HISTORY/​LCA  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-1500 3-4
RELIG ST/​LCA  206 Introduction to the Qur’an 4
RELIG ST/​HISTORY  230 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Braided Histories 3

Select additional courses in History and Social Sciences; Religion and Culture; or other electives (including up to 3 credits of advanced Middle Eastern language) to reach the 18 credit minimum for the Certificate.

(Courses with * count as advanced language.)

AFRICAN/​LCA LANG  445 Readings in Advanced Arabic Texts * 3
AFRICAN/​LCA LANG  446 Readings in Advanced Arabic Texts * 3
AFRICAN 669 Special Topics 3
ANTHRO 322 The Origins of Civilization 3
ANTHRO/​RELIG ST  343 Anthropology of Religion 3-4
ANTHRO/​LCA/​LINGUIS  430 Language and Culture 3-4
CLASSICS 376 Love Poetry of the Ancient Mediterranean 3
CLASSICS/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  517 Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean 3
CLASSICS 602 The Ancient Mediterranean City 3
FRENCH 211 French Interdisciplinary Studies 3
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  313 Introduction to Byzantine History and Civilization 3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  314 Problems in Byzantine History and Civilization 3-4
HISTORY 332 Islam Reform and Revolution in Central Asia 3-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS/​LCA  472 Women in Turkish Society 3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST/​MEDIEVAL/​S&A PHM  562 Byzantine Medicine and Pharmacy 3
JEWISH/​CLASSICS/​LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  227 Introduction to Biblical Literature (in English) 4
JEWISH/​SOC  258 The Jews, States, and Citizenship: A Sociological Perspective 3
JEWISH/​PHILOS/​RELIG ST  435 Jewish Philosophy from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century 3
LCA 100 Introduction to Cultures of Asia 3
LCA/​FOLKLORE  279 Introduction to Turkish Folk Literature 3
LCA 314 Literatures of Central Asia 3
LCA/​RELIG ST/​SOC  614 Social Structures of Muslim Societies 3
LCA 579 Fiction and Ethnography in Turkey 3
LCA 610 Proseminar: Introduction to Turkic Linguistics 3
LCA 640 Proseminar in Central Asian History 3
LCA LANG 539 Fifth Semester Turkish and Azeri * 3
LCA LANG 540 Sixth Semester Turkish and Azeri * 3
LCA LANG 563 Fifth Semester Persian * 3
LCA LANG 564 Sixth Semester Persian * 3
LCA LANG 631 Advanced Readings in Turkic Languages * 3
LCA LANG 644 Readings in Otoman Turkish and Chagatay * 3
LITTRANS 214 Literatures of Central Asia in Translation 3
POLI SCI 333 International Politics of the Middle East 3-4
RELIG ST 400 Topics in Religious Studies – Humanities 3-4
RELIG ST 401 Topics in Religious Studies – Social Studies 3-4
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  301 Introduction to Hebrew Literature * 3
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  302 Introduction to Hebrew Literature * 3
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  401 Topics in Modern Hebrew / Israeli Literature and Culture I * 3
HEBR-MOD/​JEWISH  402 Topics in Modern Hebrew / Israeli Literature and Culture II * 3