Cross Listed GMES Course Descriptions within Humanities

Term:

Fall Quarter (F20)

Dept/Description Course No., Title  Instructor
ASIANAM (F20)142  MUSLIM IDENT NO AMRHAMDY, S.
Emphasis/Category: Histories, Cultures, and Identities, Geographies, Migrations, and Politics

"This course explores the multiple identities of Muslims in North America, focusing on the diversity within the ""community.""   Please note that it is not a course on Islam or on solely religious identities, although Islam may indeed be an important component of identity for many Muslims.   As sacred texts and believers move across national boundaries, and as people indigenous to one place convert to religions coming from other places, transformations of religions and personal identities inevitably occur.  We will talk about identities in ways that emphasize instability, construction in context, and reinterpretations of the past in the present.  In North America, there are Muslims of many national, ethnic, racial, and/or class origins; gender and generational differences are also important.  We rely on lectures, readings, films, and class discussion, with teams doing short research projects and reporting to the class in the final weeks."
Days: TU TH  09:30-10:50 AM

COM LIT (F20)100A  PALESTINIAN LITMOR, L.
Emphasis/Category: Histories, Cultures, and Identities

This course surveys modern Palestinian cultural production from the late Ottoman period to the present moment. How do Palestinian authors, film makers and artists record, respond to, and communicate their personal and collective experiences? Thematically, this course focuses on representations of disappearance—due to expulsion, settler colonialism, and appropriation—and of the fragmentation of Palestinian lives and temporalities—through checkpoints, refugee camps and sieges. Methodologically, this course investigates the particular ways in which literature coveys past events and allows for experiences and insights that are different than those produced by historical documentation. It further explores the tension between the political and the aesthetic: how have Palestinian authors and artists dedicated their works to shaping their nation and its struggle, while at the same time insisting on the aesthetic and psychological values of their work, situating themselves in relation to other literary traditions, or expressing their discontent with nationalism as a framework? Readings and viewings may include works by Khalil al-Sakakini, Ghassan Kanafani, Emile Habiby, Sahar Khalifeh, Elias Khoury, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Adania Shibli, Ibtisam Azem, Elia Suleiman, Scandar Copti, Mona Hatoum, Larissa Sansour, Hana Farah and others. All works will be discussed in their English translations; students are welcome, however, to read them in the original Arabic.
Days: TU TH  02:00-03:20 PM

COM LIT (F20)150  READING IRANFARBMAN, H.
Emphasis/Category: Histories, Cultures, and Identities

Following the 1979 revolution and the hostage crisis, the predominant image of Iran in the West has been that of a theocratic, pariah state, loath to adhere to international conventions. The severing of diplomatic ties between Iran and the US, which limited direct access and exchange, further contributed to stereotypical representations of Iran and Iranians as not only hostile to but also unreadable by Western norms. The question at the center of our inquiries in this course is how we might read Iran through its own cultural artifacts produced over the past four decades: poems, short stories, flash fiction, blogs, public speeches, short films, and cartoons. Our readings will explore whether these forms of representation engage Iranian audiences or aim for a broader global reach. While our readings will be mediated through translation, we will explore what resists translation or appears to be untranslatable, and how might we tap into moments in social cultural and political history to make them legible.
Days: MO WE  03:00-03:50 PM

HISTORY (F20)132C  WOM & GEN MID EASTLE VINE, M.
HISTORY (F20)132D  ARMENIANS ANC/EARLYBERBERIAN, H.
Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts, Histories, Cultures, and Identities

CANCELLED
History 132D explores the history of Armenia and Armenians from ethnogenesis to the early modern period at the end of the 1700s within a regional and global context, which takes into account interactions and encounters with the empires and peoples that encompassed their orbit. It focuses on a number of key moments in the Armenian past that are crucial to understanding contemporary Armenian culture, identity, and memory: the politics of national identity and “ethnogenesis,” conversion to Christianity, invention of the Armenian script, the battle of Vardanank, the development of the global Armenian diaspora, print culture, national revival, early liberation movements, as well as relations between Armenians and their neighbors: Persians, Romans, Muslims, and others.
Days: MO WE  11:00-12:20 PM

Courses Offered by Global Middle East Studies or other Schools at UCI

Fall Quarter (F20)

Dept Course No., Title   Instructor
GLBL ME (F20)60A  HUM&ART PROB&METHODLE VINE, M.

Emphasis/Category: Histories, Cultures, and Identities
Introduces students to the broad set of humanities and arts approaches to studying the Middle East as a global zone of cultural, political, and economic interaction.
Days: WE  05:00-07:50 PM

ANTHRO (F20)125Z  ISLAM IN AMERICAHAMDY, S

Emphasis/Category: Histories, Cultures, and Identities, Geographies, Migrations, and Politics
"This course explores the multiple identities of Muslims in North America, focusing on the diversity within the ""community.""   Please note that it is not a course on Islam or on solely religious identities, although Islam may indeed be an important component of identity for many Muslims.   As sacred texts and believers move across national boundaries, and as people indigenous to one place convert to religions coming from other places, transformations of religions and personal identities inevitably occur.  We will talk about identities in ways that emphasize instability, construction in context, and reinterpretations of the past in the present.  In North America, there are Muslims of many national, ethnic, racial, and/or class origins; gender and generational differences are also important.  We rely on lectures, readings, films, and class discussion, with teams doing short research projects and reporting to the class in the final weeks."
Days: TTH  09:30-10:50 AM

ANTHRO (F20)136G  COLONIALISM/GENDERFLETCHER, E.

Emphasis/Category: Histories, Cultures, and Identities, Environment, Economies, and Conflicts
An anthropological enquiry into the ways colonial relations of power have been structured and gendered throughout the world, and to what effect. Examines the social locations of men and women in the everyday exercise of colonial and imperial power.
Days: TH  07:00-09:50 PM

ANTHRO (F20)139  LAW AND VIOLENCEAL-BULUSHI, S.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts, Geographies, Migrations, and Politics
Studies in selected areas of Cultural and Psychological Anthropology. Topics addressed vary each quarter.
Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.
Restriction: Anthropology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: TTH  12:30-01:50 PM

ANTHRO (F20)139  URBAN ETHNOGRAPHYSOJOYNER, D.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts, Geographies, Migrations, and Politics
Studies in selected areas of Cultural and Psychological Anthropology. Topics addressed vary each quarter.
Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.
Restriction: Anthropology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: TTH  09:30-10:50 AM

ECON (F20)149  ECON & FINANCE DATAJIANG, L.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts
Studies in selected areas of Economics of Public and Private Organizations. Topics addressed vary each quarter.
Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.
Restriction: Economics Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Quantitative Economics Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Business Economics Majors have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: TTH  11:00-12:20 PM

INTL ST (F20)104A  GLOBAL TRAFFICKINGRAMACHANDRAN, V./STAFF

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts, Geographies, Migrations, and Politics
Explores trafficking in different global contexts. Covers sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and organ trafficking. Tracks the use of the concept in policy, human rights, law, humanitarianism, and media. Provides a complex and nuanced understanding of the problem and its solutions.
Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: MW  02:00-03:20 PM

INTL ST (F20)153D  COLONIALISM/GENDERFLETCHER, E.

Emphasis/Category: Histories, Cultures, and Identities, Geographies, Migrations, and Politics
An anthropological enquiry into the ways colonial relations of power have been structured and gendered throughout the world, and to what effect. Examines the social locations of men and women in the everyday exercise of colonial and imperial power.
Days: TH  07:00-09:50 PM

INTL ST (F20)179  ARAB UPRISINGSPETROVIC, B.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts, Geographies, Migrations, and Politics, Histories, Cultures, and Identities
Studies in selected areas of international studies. Topics addressed vary each quarter.
Days: TTH  12:30-01:50 PM

INTL ST (F20)179  DEMOCRACY AND ISLAMPETROVIC, B.

Emphasis/Category: Geographies, Migrations, and Politics
Studies in selected areas of international studies. Topics addressed vary each quarter.
Days: TTH  03:30-04:50 PM

INTL ST (F20)183CW  SEM CONFLICT RESOLUFINLEY, K.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts
Designed for seniors who are pursuing the minor in Conflict Resolution and/or International Studies major. Provides a forum in which students will refine skills and theory in the study of cooperation and conflict, from local to global arenas.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.
Days: MWF  03:00-03:50 PM

POL SCI (F20)149  ARAB UPRISINGSPETROVIC, B.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts, Geographies, Migrations, and Politics, Histories, Cultures, and Identities
Studies in selected areas of international relations. Topics addressed vary each quarter.
Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.
Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: TTH  12:30-01:50 PM

POL SCI (F20)156D  PROTEST, MVMT & REVMEYER, D.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts
A survey of models of collective action drawn from sociology, economics, psychology, and political science. Focus on areas such as social movements, strikes, crowd psychology, cults, fads, fashions, public opinion, and symbolic and mythical elements in collective culture.
Prerequisite: SOCIOL 1 or POL SCI 6A or ECON 1
Same as SOCIOL 174.
Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Sociology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: TTH  12:30-01:50 PM

SOC SCI (F20)183CW  SEM CONFLICT RESOLUFINLEY, K.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts
Designed for seniors who are pursuing the minor in Conflict Resolution and/or International Studies major. Provides a forum in which students will refine skills and theory in the study of cooperation and conflict, from local to global arenas.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.
Days: MWF  03:00-03:50 PM

SOC SCI (F20)189  UNDERSTAND VIOLENCEVALDEZ, A.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts
Studies in selected areas of social sciences. Topics addressed vary each quarter.
Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.
Restriction: School of Social Sciences students have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: TTH  09:30-10:50 AM

SOC SCI (F20)189  DEMOCRACY AND ISLAMPETROVIC, B.

Emphasis/Category: Geographies, Migrations, and Politics
Studies in selected areas of social sciences. Topics addressed vary each quarter.
Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.
Restriction: School of Social Sciences students have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: TTH  03:30-04:50 PM

SOC SCI (F20)189  ARAB UPRISINGSPETROVIC, B.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts, Histories, Cultures, and Identities, Geographies, Migrations, and Politics
Studies in selected areas of social sciences. Topics addressed vary each quarter.
Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.
Restriction: School of Social Sciences students have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: TTH  12:30-01:50 PM

SOCECOL (F20)183CW  SEM CONFLICT RESOLUFINLEY, K.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts
Designed for seniors who are pursuing the minor in Conflict Resolution and/or International Studies major. Provides a forum in which students will refine skills and theory in the study of cooperation and conflict, from local to global arenas.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.
Days: MWF  03:00-03:50 PM

SOCIOL (F20)174  PROTEST, MVMT & REVMEYER, D.

Emphasis/Category: Environment, Economies, and Conflicts
A survey of models of collective action drawn from sociology, economics, psychology, and political science. Focus on areas such as social movements, strikes, crowd psychology, cults, fads, fashions, public opinion, and symbolic and mythical elements in collective culture.
Prerequisite: SOCIOL 1 or POL SCI 6A or ECON 1
Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Sociology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.
Days: TTH  12:30-01:50 PM