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Near Eastern Studies

2068 Frieze Building
105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

Professor Alexander Knysh, Chair

Phone: (734) 764-0314

Departmental Information

Fax: (734) 936-2679

Departmental Faculty List


Undergraduate Concentration Programs


Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)

  • Mesopotamian and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Ancient Israel and Hebrew Bible Studies
  • Early Christian Studies
  • Ancient Egypt

Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)

  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Turkish
  • Islamic Studies
400 Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS)
588 Near Eastern Civilizations (NEC)

Undergraduate Courses (by division)

314 Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)
325 Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
389 Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS)

Languages Taught

  • Akkadian
  • Arabic (Modern Standard, Ancient, Classical, Medieval, Colloquial Egyptian, Colloquial Levantine)
  • Aramaic
  • Armenian (Western, Eastern, Classical)
  • Avestan
  • Coptic
  • Hebrew (Modern, Biblical)
  • Middle Egyptian
  • Persian
  • Sumerian
  • Turkish (Standard, Ottoman, Tanzimat)
  • Ugaritic
  • Uzbek


Students interested in the Department's concentration programs in ACABS, AAPTIS, HJCS, or NEC should contact the department's director of undergraduate studies who will direct the student to the appropriate concentration advisor. Students who plan to complete the concentration requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Near Eastern Studies must complete the LS&A Declaration Form. This form is available at the departmental office, or at the Academic Advising Center (1255 Angell Hall). One copy should be submitted to the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the other to the Academic Advising Center.

The Leaflet

Related Links

Dr. Raymond Tanter's Middle East Conflicts

Near Eastern Division, University Library


Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Center for Judaic Studies

Project STaR (School of Social Work)

Jewish Community of Washtenaw County and Ann Arbor

The Kelsey Museum of Ancient and Medieval Archaeology

Museum of Anthropology

Middle East Studies Association of North America

Language Resource Center

Project FLAME (Foreign Language Applications in the Multimedia Environment)


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