Near Eastern Civilizations (NEC)
May be elected as a departmental concentration program
The Department of Near Eastern Studies also offers a general departmental studies concentration. The purpose of this concentration is to provide the student with an intensive survey of the literatures, histories, cultures, and religions of the ancient Near East and the medieval and modern Middle East but without the language component of the other program concentrations. The student who wishes to declare the Near Eastern Civilizations (NEC) may substitute for the four terms of language an equal number of courses in literature, history, or culture and religion. The NEC concentrator must complete at least six of the ten total courses in one of the three divisions within the department, ACABS, AAPTIS, or HJCS, and one course in each of the other two. Of those six divisional courses, the student must select a minimum of three from the 400-500 level offerings. As with the other concentrations, the minimum number of credit hours for the NEC is 30 and the prerequisite course is 100, Peoples of the Middle East. Honors is not normally awarded to the student in NEC, although petitions for exceptions can be made to the director of undergraduate studies.
To declare this concentration, the student must obtain prior approval from the director of undergraduate studies and the concentration advisor. Please contact the departmental secretary to make an appointment with the concentration advisor.
NEC Requirements in summary:
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