Near Eastern Studies

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2021
No NEST course(s) were found for W2021 term.

Courses Offered in Other Terms

NEST310

History of Women in Early to Late Medieval Muslim Societies
This course introduces students to the history of Muslim women, examining their roles, images and experiences in the social, political, economic and legal contexts of Muslim societies from the rise of Islam to the late medieval period (7th-17th c. C.E.). Adopting a topical approach, emphasis is placed on the variety of Muslim women’s experiences, to analyze the ways Muslim culture defined the place of women during different historical periods and how women worked to comply or resist these definitions.

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Winter 2021

NEST301 Early Empires of the Ancient Middle East Sections

A history from 3100-333 BC with emphasis on Mesopotamia.

NEST304 Ancient Egypt: The Archaeology of the Land of the Pharaohs Sections

The material remains of the ancient Egyptians from monumental tombs and temples to the artifacts of daily life; the development of Egyptian civilization from the rise of the first rulers to its incorporation into the Roman Empire.

NEST313 Introduction to Middle Egyptian Sections

Language of Ancient Egypt and the main literary texts composed during the Middle Kingdom.

NEST318 Egyptomania Sections

The adaptation and appropriation of ancient Egypt in ancient and modern art, architecture, film, and music; the development of Egyptology since the 19th century.

NEST401 Literature of Ancient Egypt or the Ancient Near East Sections

The main genres and texts of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Literature and their modern Interpretation. Credit will be granted for only one of NEST 401 or 505.

NEST402 The Archaeology of the City in the Ancient Near East Sections

The material manifestations of urbanism in the ancient Near East, from the 4th millennium BC up to the 1st millennium BC. Credit will be granted for only one of NEST 402 or 506.

NEST501A Studies in Near Eastern Archaeology in the Iron Age - STD NE ARCH IRON Sections

NEST505 Literature of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East Sections

The main genres and texts of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Literature and their modern interpretation. Credit will be granted for only one of NEST 401 or 505.

NEST506 The Archaeology of the City in the Ancient Near East Sections