School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Acting Director: Abdel Aziz Ezz ElArab
Middle East Studies is an interdisciplinary program. Its policy is set by an advisory committee to the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, consisting of representatives of the departments of: Arabic Studies, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology, and the Arabic Language Institute. Middle East Studies courses are taught by faculty members from Anthropology, Arabic Studies, Economics, History, Management, Political Science, and Sociology. Through intensive study of the region's history, culture, and current issues, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the modern Middle East.
See faculty listings under departmental descriptions.
Bachelor of Arts
A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor's degree in Middle East Studies:
Core Curriculum (40 credits)
Non-Arabic speaking students must take six hours of colloquial or literary Arabic.
Six additional courses in one of the following fields, selected in consultation with a designated MEST faculty adviser: anthropology, economics, political science, or sociology. NOTE: at least two courses in this group must be at the 400 level, preferably seminars. The list of eligible courses is available from the Arabic Studies Department.
Collateral Requirements (24 credits)