Middle East Major

Requirements: 10 Courses

Of the 10 courses (at least 10 credits), 8 must be at the 200 level or above. These courses should be distributed as follows:

Language Courses: 3 to 6 Courses

  • At least 2 must be at the 300 level or above in one of the following Middle Eastern languages
    • Arabic
    • Hebrew
    • Turkish
    • Persian
  • May take courses in additional language of the region
  • Language courses at the 100 level will not count toward major

NOTE: Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced language course offered by the department may substitute for literature/culture courses in their area of concentration. Please contact language coordinators to schedule a placement test.  

Middle East Literature/Culture Courses: 4 to 7 Courses

  • Distribution of courses: at least one course at the 100 level, at least one course at the 200-300 level, and at least one course at the 400 level and above  (each course must equal one credit)
  • Must be in the literatures and cultures of the Middle East (Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Persian)
  • 3 of these must be taken in AMES
  • Students may count 1-2 AMES courses dealing with other literature and cultures toward their majors. All courses have to be at the 100-level and above

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