Middle Eastern Studies
Middle Eastern Studies focuses on the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of three major religions. The Middle East has played a pivotal role in human history and has been extremely prominent in global politics and economy in the modern era. The minor in Middle Eastern Studies offers courses in history, geography, political science, religious studies, anthropology and economics, and combines them into a comprehensive program of study. Middle Eastern Studies prepares students for the pursuit of their academic and professional aspirations, ranging from graduate studies in humanities and social sciences to careers in public administration and policy.
Requirements for the minor in Middle Eastern Studies include completing 21-23 units from several categories of courses. Students are encouraged, although not required, to study one of the major languages of the region. Two such languages—Arabic and Hebrew—are offered through the Department of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Students are highly encouraged to take advantage of study abroad opportunities in the Middle East. In addition to the programs offered in Istanbul, Haifa, and Tel Aviv through Study Abroad, the coordinator is organizing a 6-unit program for summer 2013 in Istanbul.
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Check the Spring 2016 schedule for class availability.
Rodney Thomson, Outstanding MEST Student 2015