Majors & Minors Requirements

Bachelor of Arts
Requirements

10 Courses (at least 10 credits):

  • Language Concentration: Either 2 courses at the 300 level in a single AMES language, or 1 course at the 400 level or above in an AMES language
    • Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced language course offered by AMES may substitute literature/culture courses in this requirement
    • 100-level language courses will not be counted toward the major
  • Gateway Course: 1 course, AMES 195S Gateway Seminar: Rethinking Asia and the Middle East
  • Pathways: 3 AMES literature/culture courses in your chosen pathway
    • All courses should be at 100 level or above, but no more than 2 courses at the 100 level
    • Students may take courses in other AMES pathways, as long as at least 3 are in a single pathway

Senior Portfolio which includes research papers, papers in the AMES languages, creative works and publications when applicable, and a short reflective essay.

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Turkish

Pathways

Regional Pathway:

  • The Middle East
  • East Asia
  • The Indian Subcontinent

OR

Thematic Pathway:

  • Race, Religion, Class, Gender
  • Empire, Nation, Migration
  • Literature, Culture, Media

 

AMES Minor
Requirements

5 Courses (at least 5 credits), distributed by the Pathway the student choses:

For Language Pathway:

  • At least 3 language courses in a single AMES language at the 200 level or above
  • At least 1 AMES literature/culture course at the 100 level or above*

*All literature and culture classes have to be AMES classes.

For Literature and Culture Pathway:

  • At least 2 language courses in one AMES language at the 200 level or above
  • At least 2 AMES literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above*

*All literature and culture classes have to be AMES classes.

 
Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Turkish

Students who entered the AMES program prior to 2020 may elect to fulfill their major or minor requirements based on our previously stated requirements.