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AFRICAST 116: Islam in Africa through the Arts (AFRICAST 216)

This course will survey the history of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa through their arts. Covering three periods (Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Post-colonial), and four geographic regions (North, East, West, and Southern Africa), the course will explore the various forms and functions of Qur anic recitation and calligraphy, architecture, illumination, dress, poetry, music, literature, portraiture, and the contemporary cinematic arts of Muslim societies on the continent from a variety of perspectives (spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, social, political, etc.). Through these artistic works and traditions we will explore the general themes of philosophy/ theology/ mysticism, trade, Islam s relationship with other religions, state formation and revolution, gender and ethnic dynamics, colonial constructions of religious identity, diasporic communities, and contemporary conflicts and debates between Sufis, Salafis, and the state across the continent. Students will become familiar with the basic vocabulary and concepts of Islam, as well as various forms of African Islamic artistic traditions and those of African Muslim societies. Students and will become familiar with what these artistic productions mean(t) for the communities that produce(d) them, and what they can tell us about the philosophy, beliefs, history, and socioeconomic and political circumstances in which they are/were produced. This course will feature a number of creative assignments in which students will get a chance to produce their own piece of calligraphy, design their own mosque, and write their own Sufi poem or Sufi commentary on a popular song. These creative projects will be featured in an exhibit at the end of the class.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

AFRICAST 216: Islam in Africa through the Arts (AFRICAST 116)

This course will survey the history of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa through their arts. Covering three periods (Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Post-colonial), and four geographic regions (North, East, West, and Southern Africa), the course will explore the various forms and functions of Qur anic recitation and calligraphy, architecture, illumination, dress, poetry, music, literature, portraiture, and the contemporary cinematic arts of Muslim societies on the continent from a variety of perspectives (spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, social, political, etc.). Through these artistic works and traditions we will explore the general themes of philosophy/ theology/ mysticism, trade, Islam s relationship with other religions, state formation and revolution, gender and ethnic dynamics, colonial constructions of religious identity, diasporic communities, and contemporary conflicts and debates between Sufis, Salafis, and the state across the continent. Students will become familiar with the basic vocabulary and concepts of Islam, as well as various forms of African Islamic artistic traditions and those of African Muslim societies. Students and will become familiar with what these artistic productions mean(t) for the communities that produce(d) them, and what they can tell us about the philosophy, beliefs, history, and socioeconomic and political circumstances in which they are/were produced. This course will feature a number of creative assignments in which students will get a chance to produce their own piece of calligraphy, design their own mosque, and write their own Sufi poem or Sufi commentary on a popular song. These creative projects will be featured in an exhibit at the end of the class.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

AMELANG 15T: Intermediate to Advanced Turkish Conversation

Students develop communicative skills while discussing real-life issues, current events and cultural topics. The goal is to use culturally appropriate forms in formal and informal conversations, expressing emotions, feelings, and ideas in social and academic contexts. Pronunciation, vocabulary building, presentational language and daily readings are stressed. Students lead class discussions and prepare short presentations. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Ergul, S. (PI)

AMELANG 84B: Accelerated First-Year Turkish, part 2

Second part of the accelerated first-year sequence. AMELANG 84A and 84B complete the first year in two rather than three quarters. AMELANG 84B (Accelerated First-Year Turkish, Part 2) fulfills the University language requirement.nGoal is to engage in interactions with Turkish speakers using socially and culturally appropriate forms. Emphasis is on the accelerated development of language proficiency, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills through conversational practice and in-class/online writing activities. Discussion of culture and social life is integrated into daily language learning activities through authentic materials.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ergul, S. (PI)

AMELANG 144C: First-Year Modern Persian, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 144B. One-year sequence. Modern Persian for beginners; concentrates on rapidly developing basic skills in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding modern Persian. Strong emphasis is on the links between language and culture. The course is based on a fully integrated multimedia program. Students will learn the language with an emphasis on communicative and interactive classroom activities. Fulfills the University Foreign Language Requirement. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 144B. Fulfills the University Foreign Language Requirement.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Emami, A. (PI)

AMELANG 145C: Second-Year Modern Persian ,Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 145B. Expands students' proficiency in Persian language and culture at intermediate level through various texts and multimedia. It stresses oral fluency, written expression, and reading comprehension. Students will continue to learn the language with an emphasis on communicative and interactive classroom activities. Students will be introduced to contemporary as well as classical short poems by famous Persian poets like Rumi. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 144B.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Emami, A. (PI)

AMELANG 146C: Third-Year Persian, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 146B. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 146B.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Emami, A. (PI)

AMELANG 185C: Second-Year Turkish, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 185B. Main focus is on class discussions and essay writing practices about daily life in Turkey. End of quarter presentation in Turkish. Prerequisite: AMELANG 185B.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ergul, S. (PI)

AMELANG 297: Directed Reading in African and Middle Eastern Languages

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

AMELANG 395: Graduate Studies in African and Middle Eastern Languages

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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