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Urdo 2

Spring
Course #: 
0286
2011-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
Linguistics
Prerequisites: 
None
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
0

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World History

2011-01-01 00:00:00
Spring

This course is an introductory survey of world history, by which is meant an overview of major processes and interactions in the development of human society since the development of agriculture some 10,000 years ago. It is a selective overview, emphasizing large-scale patterns and connections in political, social, cultural, technological, and environmental history, yet it also provides balance among regions of the world. It encourages students to apply historical techniques to issues of their own interest.

Course #: 
0700
Department: 
History
Subject(s): 
Prerequisites: 
None
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
0

19 Oct 2012

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CERIS Book Discussion for Educators

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room (near main student dining room)
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

CERIS will hold the Faculty Reader's Forum on the 19th. This event is open to all educators. At 5:30 we will have dinner in the Greensburg Room (next to the main student dining hall) and then a book discussion on Anthony Shadid’s book House of Stone. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Ahmad Khalili, Professor of Sociology at Slippery Rock University. If you which to attend and receive a free copy of the book, please contact Elaine Linn

Contact: 
Elaine Linn - eel58@pitt.edu

01 Nov 2012

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Reel Voices from the Middle East: Destiny

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:00pm
Cathedral of Learning, Room G-24
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Set in 12th century Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph. The caliph’s political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living.

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Curriculum Development Grants Program

The CERIS Curriculum Development Grants Program is designed to enable faculty members from CERIS institutions to pursue curricular development and enhancement projects related to Islamic Studies. Islamic Studies is understood, as expressed in the CERIS mission statement, to encompass many languages, literatures, and disciplines; and extends from the 7th century to the present, and across broad geographical areas of the world.

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Research and Presentation Tips

Great tips on research and presentation (useful for participants in CERIS's Undergraduate Research Symposium) at Pitt's Speaking in the Disciplines page.

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The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Author: Amin Maalouf
Amin Maalouf has combed the works of Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, many of them eyewitnesses and participants in the events they describe. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes is a vivid portrait of a society nearly destroyed by internal conflict and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. Maalouf offers fascinating insights into the historical forces that even today shape Arab and Islamic consciousness. The book is available in Pdf at link below.

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The Hajj (ABC Nightline)

Running Time: 23 min
An ABC Nightline special report covering one American's journey to Mecca for his pilgrimage.

10 Nov 2012

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Idea of France: Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 5:00am
Pitt Campus
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University of Pittsburgh

As part of the "Idea of France" international and interdisciplinary conference being held November 10-12 on Pitt's campus, two global studies colloquia will be held. The first will be a discussion with John Bowen (Anthropology, Wash U) of his 2010 book Can Islam be French?, to be held Friday November 11, 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Oakland (Schenley Room III/IV), 100 Lytton Street. The suggested reading is chaps. 1-3, and 9. A second colloquium will be held on Susan Suleiman and Christie McDonald’s edited volume French Global (2010) on Saturday November 12, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

16 Nov 2012

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Reel Voices from the Middle East: Heena Maysara

Friday, November 16, 2012 (All day)
Cathedral of Learning, Room G-24
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Poverty, cruelty and political corruption in Egypt. When Nahed (Sumaya Al Khasheb) escapes the advances of her stepfather, she runs right into the hands of rapists. Life takes a drastsic turn for the worse, and Nahed ends up a dancer whose child must live on the streets.

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