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Major in Middle Eastern Studies
The Middle Eastern Studies major comprises twelve courses:
- Four courses of a Middle Eastern language, (level 3-4, or
equivalent). Students who have demonstrated language competence
through level 3-4 by a placement test must take two advanced
language courses and either two semesters of a second Middle Eastern
language or two other courses listed in section ii.
- Six courses in Middle Eastern studies—chosen in consultation
with an advisor—from an approved list updated by the Middle Eastern
Studies program annually. Three courses must be chosen from each of
the following two groups:
- art history, religion, literature, Judaic studies, music, and
- anthropology, history, political science.
These courses must include at least one course in pre-modern and one
course in modern Middle Eastern studies. They must also include one
course in each of two Middle Eastern cultures. Two of these courses
may be more advanced language courses (21-22 and beyond).
- One course that relates the Middle East to other regions of the
- One advanced research course, such as thesis honors, a seminar,
or advanced directed study.
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