Library Course Assessment for HIST / HS 2XX, 3XX, 4XX

This is the Library report for the following new courses in support of the proposed Mediterranean and Southeastern European Studies Minor program in International Studies and  crosslisted between History and Hellenic Studies:

edited 10 June 2013 to reflect course subject/number conversions.

HIST 276 / HS 276: Social Economic, and Political History of the Mediterranean
     (was: IS 260 / HS 260 Social, Economic, and Political History of the Mediterranean (Distance Ed))
HIST 278 / HS 278: The Greeks in the Ottoman Empire
     (was: IS 250 / HS 250 The Ottoman Empire: Balkans)
HIST 279 / HS 279: Greece in the 20th Century
     (was: IS 270 / HS 270 Greece in the 20th Century
HIST 359 / HS 359: Constructing the Nation state in Greece, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean
     (was: IS 388 / HS 388 Nation State: Eastern Mediterranean
HIST 364 / HS 364: Traveller, Diplomatic, and Media Narratives in Greece, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean
     (was: IS 378 / HS 378 Traveller Accounts (from the 17th to the 21st Century))
HIST 437 / HS 437: Fighting for God: Religion, Conflict, and the State from Antiquity to the Crusades
     (was: IS 488 / HS 488 Fighting for God: Religion and Conflict)
HIST 441 / HS 441: Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean
     (was: IS 470 / HS 470 Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean

IS 280 / HS 280:  War in the Balkans and the Making of the 21st Century (originally included in this assessment) can now be found on our list of courses where No Additional Library Resources are Required.

All courses will be first offered in the Spring of 2014 (was: Fall of 2013), with an estimated enrollment of 30-60 students.  

The serials collections at the SFU Library are sufficient to support the courses and the program. Some journal titles include:
International Journal of Middle East Studies
Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern studies
Journal of Islamic Studies.
Turkish Studies

Bibliographic tools
Students in this course can use a variety of bibliographic tools provided by Library license, including:

Historical Abstracts
Index Islamicus
PAIS International
Humanities and Social Sciences Index

as well as many other abstracting and indexing tools available via the SFU Library.  Please see our History Information Resources page for more examples.

Based on the reading lists from the original course outlines, the following titles will need to be purchased:

P. Crowley, N. Humble and S. Ross. Mediterranean Travels: Writing Self and Other from the Ancient World to Contemporary Society. Legenda, 2011. ISBN/EAN: 9781907975073. $90

Andrew Hamond. Through Another Europe : an Anthology of Travel Writing on the Balkans. Signal Books, 2009. ISBN: 9781904955535. $15

J. B. Allcock and A. Young. Black Lambs and Grey Falcons : Women Travellers in the Balkans. Berghahn, 2000. ISBN: 9781571817440. $20.

Mario Apostolov. Religious Minorities, Nation States, and Security: Five Cases from the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. Ashgate, 2001. ISBN: 9780754616771. $100.

Kuehn, Thomas. Law, Family and Women. The University of Chicago Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780226457642. $28

Biale, Women and Jewish Law. Schocken Books, 1995. ISBN: 9780805210491. $24

Dionysios Stathakopoulos. A Short History of the Byzantine Empire. IB Tauris, 2013. $22

Reuven Firestone. Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea. Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9786613889492. $55

Jonathan Harris. Byzantium and the Crusades. Hambledon & London, 2006. ISBN: 9781852855017. $40

Total:  $394
One-time monograph costs: $394**

** edited to account for recent Library acquisitions

These titles will be purchased out of existing budget allocations. There are no costs to the The Departments of History/Hellenic Studies.