Middle Eastern and North African Studies

144 Lane Hall
764-0350

Professor Robin Barlow (Epidemiology), Director

May be elected as an area concentration program


Professors

Barlow (Public Health), Coffin (Near Eastern Studies), Cole (History), Endelman (Judaic Studies), J. Fine (History), Heath (Linguistics), Hook (Linguistics), Larimore (Geography and Women's Studies), LeGassick (Near Eastern Studies), Lindner (History), Rammuny (Near Eastern Studies), Stewart-Robinson (Near Eastern Studies), Windfuhr (Near Eastern Studies), and Wright (Anthropology)


Associate Professors

Bardakjian (Slavic Languages and Literature), Bonner, (Near Eastern Studies), Ginsberg (Near Eastern Studies), Goçek (Sociology), and Messick (Anthropology)


Assistant Professors

Babayan (Near Eastern Studies), Bernstein (Near Eastern Studies), and Brown (Public Health).


The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies offers a multidisciplinary area concentration program to students who want to obtain a broad background on the modern Middle East and North Africa.

Prerequisites to Concentration. One of the following first year language sequences or the equivalent: Arabic (APTIS 101 and 102; APTIS 103 and 104) Hebrew (HJCS 101 and 102), Persian (APTIS 141 and 142) or Turkish (APTIS 151 and 152). Strongly recommended: APTIS 100 (Peoples of the Middle East), APTIS 204 (Introduction to Islam), History 240 (Introduction to Near Eastern History).

Concentration Program. A minimum of 30 credits chosen in consultation with and approved by the undergraduate concentration advisor. The courses chosen must include:

  1. Anthropology 409.

  2. History 443 and one of the following: 442, 538, 539, 542, 545.

  3. Political Science, any one of the following: 353, 452, 453, 476.

  4. One year of an appropriate language of the area (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish) beyond the first year level. For Arabic a student may count APTIS 201 and 202 or one year of colloquial Arabic (Egyptian, Syrian) as the second year of language study.

  5. Two electives selected from the courses listed below (except courses chosen to meet the above requirements).

Honors Concentration.Special arrangements are made for qualified students to elect an Honors concentration. Candidates for an Honors concentration undertake independent research which is reported in a senior Honors thesis. Prospective Honors concentrators should consult with the Honors concentration advisor before the end of the junior year.

Advising. Prospective concentrators are encouraged to work closely with the area concentration advisor to develop a program of study consistent with individual needs. Academic advising appointments are scheduled at 144 Lane Hall.


Courses in Middle Eastern and North African Studies (Division 440)

334/Hist. 334/GNE 334. Selected Topics in Near and Middle Eastern Studies.(3). (Excl).

491. Proseminar on the Arab World.(3). (Excl).

495. Senior Honors Thesis.Open only to Honors concentrators with senior standing. (3-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

496. Senior Honors Thesis.Open only to Honors concentrators with senior standing. 495 is prerequisite to 496. (3-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

520. Bibliographical Resources in Middle Eastern Studies.(1). (Excl).


Courses in Other Departments

The following courses, which may be included in a concentration plan, are offered by other departments and programs:

Anthropology: 409, 434, 509.

History: 385, 442, 443, 531, 536, 537, 538, 539, 542, 545, and appropriate sections of History 396 and 397

History of Art: 386, 486, 490, 491, 581, 582, 584.

Near Eastern Studies:

Hebrew and Judaic Cultural Studies (HJCS) 101, 102, 301, 302, 401, 402, 471, 472, 479, 571, 572;

Arabic (APTIS) 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 403, 404, 415, 416, 417, 418, 431, 467, 501, 502, 504, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565;

Persian (APTIS) 241, 242, 540, 544, 545,

Turkish (APTIS) 251, 252, 451, 452, 553, 554, 551, 552, 556, 557,

General (APTIS) 466, 468, 469, 485, 486;

Political Science: 353, 452, 453, 476.

Sociology: 401, 490, and appropriate sections of Sociology 496, 497, 596, and 597.


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