2016-17 Course Offerings

Course offerings are constantly changing. Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date listing.
Italicized courses may be petitioned for credit.

Fall 2016

JUDA 1 - Beginning Hebrew

JUDA 101 Introduction to Hebrew Text

LIAB 1A/1AX Arabic

LIAB 1D/1DX Arabic

Winter 2017

HINE 108  - The Middle East Before Islam

HINE 109 - History of the Ottoman Empire

HINE 116 - The Middle East in the Age of Empire

JUDA 2 - Intermediate Hebrew

JUDA 102 - Intermediate Hebrew Texts

JUDA 130 - Introduction to the Old Testament: Historical Books

LIAB 1B - Arabic Conversation
LIAB 1BX - Analysis of Arabic

TWS 25 - Arab Literature and Culture

Spring 2017

COMM - 158 Representations of the Israeli / Palestinian Conflict

HINE - 118 - The Middle East in the Twentieth Century

HINE130/JUDA 130 - Introduction to the Old Testament—the Historical Books

HINE 145 - Islam and Science: The History of Science in the Middle East (600–1950)

INTL 190 - Socioeconomic Development in the Arab World

JUDA 3 - Intermediate Hebrew Continued

JUDA 103 - Advanced Hebrew Texts  

LIAB 1C/CX - Arabic Conversation/Analysis of Arabic

LIAB 1F - Intermediate Arabic Conversation

LIAB 116 - Arabic for Arabic Speakers

LIHL 117 - Persian for Persian Speakers

LIHL137 - Adv Persian for Persian Speakers

SOCI 188I -  The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


Below is a listing of all the courses that have been approved or are pending approval (marked with an *) to count toward the completion of the Middle East Studies minor. For a description of courses listed below, see appropriate departmental listing in the UCSD General Catalog.

Core Courses

ANTH 199 Independent Study (Middle East Anthropology)

ANSC 133 Peoples and Culture of the Middle East (formerly ANRG 122)

HINE 114 History of the Islamic Middle East

HINE 116 The Middle East in the Age of European Empires

HINE 118 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century

HINE 119 U.S. Mid-East Policy - Post WW II

HINE 126 Iranian Revolution in Historical Perspective

HINE 127 History of Modern Turkey

HINE 145 Islam and Science: The History of Science in the Middle East (600–1950)

HINE 166 Nationalism in the Middle East

HINE 186 Special Topics in Middle Eastern History

HINE 199 Independent Study (Middle East History)

HITO 105 Jews and Judaism in the Modern World

LTWL 141 Islam and Modernity

LTWL 160 Women in Literature: Arabic Women in Literature & Society

POLI 121 Middle East Politics

POLI 138D Special Topics/Comparative Politics: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

SOCI 158 Islam in the Modern World

SOCI 188F Modern Jewish Societies and Israeli Society

SOCI 188I The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

SOCI 199 Independent Study (Middle East Sociology)

TWS 25  Third-World Literatures

Supporting Courses

ANAR 140 Foundations/Social Complex/Near East

ANAR 141 Prehistory of the Holy Land

ANTH 3  World Prehistory*

JUDA 1-2-3 Hebrew

JUDA 101 Introduction to Hebrew Texts

JUDA 102 Intermediate Hebrew Texts

JUDA 103 Advanced Hebrew Texts

HIEU 117 Greece and the Balkans

HINE 102 The Jews in Their Homeland in Antiquity

HINE 103 The Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity

HINE 104 The Bible and the Ancient Near East

HINE 106 The Bible and the Near East: The Writings

HINE 107 Ancient Egypt: History and Culture

HINE 108 The Middle East before Islam

HINE 109 History of the Ottoman Empire

HINE 112A Great Stories from the Hebrew Bible

HINE 112B Great Poems from the Hebrew Bible

HINE 113 Ancient Near East Mythology

HINE 160 Special Topics in the Bible and Ancient Near East

HINE 162 Anthropology and the Hebrew Bible

HINE 163 Topics in the Ancient World

HINE 170 Special Topics in Jewish History

LIHL 116 Arabic for Arabic Speakers*

LIAB 1A/1AX Arabic*

LIAB 1B/1BX Arabic*

LIAB 1C/1CX Arabic*

LIAB 1D/1DX Arabic*

Petitioning Courses

In any given semester there are likely classes offered (special topics courses, new courses, seminars), not listed above, that will count toward this major or minor through petition. In order for a course to be eligible for petition 50% of the course content must be related to a student's major or minor field of study.

To petition a course students need to:

1. Fill out an Undergraduate General Student Petition [PDF]

2. Gather supporting documentation (syllabi, course descriptions, and/or written student work)

3. Turn in the completed Undergraduate General Student Petition and supporting documentation to the CAESAR Programs Coordinator.


Middle East Studies

CAESAR Programs Coordinator

Mitzy Martinez
(858) 534-4551

Humanities & Social Sciences
First floor, Room 1005

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri, 7:30am - 4:00pm