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Fall 2020 Middle East GU4629 section 001
Transregional

Call Number 14314
Day & Time
Location
R 12:10pm-2:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Mana Kia
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction Hybrid
Course Description History, Politics, Literature, Society -- all these are studied as within national, or, at best, regional frames. What other scales and approaches might be appropriate to the study of particular phenomena or categories in the past, as well as some of the challenges of the present? This course introduces advanced undergraduates and graduate students to transregional studies. We explore topics, approaches, methods, problems, and disciplines through which we can cross the regions, particularly the regions of MESAAS. Case studies will consider thinking through and with oceanic studies, circulation, diaspora, shared hermeneutical traditions, lingua francas and their stories (world literatures?), and connected histories to rethink concepts of societies, collective affiliations, cosmopolitanism, and world history. Undergraduates must have taken at least one of the following: Intro to Islamic Civ (UN 2003), Intro to Indian Civ (UN 2357), African Before Colonialism (UN 2915), Societies and Cultures across the Indian Ocean (UN 3445), or some equivalent (check with me).
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 9 students (15 max) as of 8:06PM Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Subject Middle East
Number GU4629
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20203MDES4629C001

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