AMES offers majors in nine areas of concentrations:
In one of the following six languages and cultures: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean;
Regional concentrations in one of two regions: The Middle East and East Asia;
An Interregional Concentration.
The AMES major requires a minimum of 10 courses, at least 8 of which must be at the 200 level or above.
These courses should be distributed as follows:
3-6 language courses. 2 courses must be at the 300 level or above. Courses at the 100 level may not count towards the major.
Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced language course offered by the department may substitute these courses with literature/culture courses in their area of concentration. Please contact language coordinators to schedule a placement test.
3-5 literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above in the area of concentration. At least 2 courses must have an AMES number.
1-2 literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above outside the area of concentration. These courses must have an AMES number.
Courses in the literature and cultures of the same region may not count as “outside of concentration” (e.g. students with Arabic concentration may not count a course on Turkish literature as “outside of concentration”).