The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies is a unit of the International Institute within the University of Michigan. The mission of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies is to enhance awareness of the peoples, cultures, and languages in this vitally important region of the world. The Center offers a multidisciplinary area concentration program to students who want to obtain a broad background on the modern Middle East and North Africa. It also offers an academic minor. The Center posts a Middle Eastern and North African area course list on our web site each term.