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Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies : Contact Information

 

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Academics and Requirements


 

Advising

Undergraduate advisors at the International Institute are available to meet with undeclared students who would like to learn more about the program, and also with current majors and minors who would like to discuss course selection, degree requirements, major/minor releases, and other matters of concern. Appointments can be made through our online appointment calendar by clicking on: meet with an advisor. Information on all of our undergraduate programs and Walk-In Advising hours can also be found on our website: here. The International Institute’s Undergraduate Advising Office is currently located at 1080 South University Avenue, Suite 2660.

Middle Eastern and North African Studies Major (Fall 2016-Current)

May be elected as an area major

Effective Fall 2016-Current

Not open to those who elect a major in Near Eastern Studies

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

Prerequisites to the Major

One of the following first-year language sequences or the equivalent:

  • Arabic: ARABIC 101 and 102
  • Armenian: ARMENIAN 101 and 102
  • Hebrew: HEBREW 101 and 102
  • Persian: PERSIAN 101 and 102
  • Turkish: TURKISH 101 and 102

Strongly recommended:

  • NEAREAST 100 (Peoples of the Middle East)
  • NEAREAST 216 / RELIGION 204 (Introduction to Islam)

 

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 30 credits at the 200-level and above, chosen in consultation with and approved by the undergraduate department advisor. The courses chosen must include:

  1. Core Courses
    • MENAS 493
    • One 300 or 400-level, advisor approved, course in Anthropology, Sociology, or Women’s Studies
    • HISTORY 443 and one additional 300 or 400-level, advisor approved, course in pre-1800 Middle East history
    • Political Science, any one of the following: POLSCI 351, 352, 353.
  2. MENAS Language Requirement for the Major. One year of the following languages beyond the first year: Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish.
  3. Electives. Two approved electives, selected in consultation with the advisor, with appropriate Middle East content.

Honors Plan

Special arrangements are made for qualified students to elect an Honors major. Candidates for an Honors major undertake independent research which is reported in a senior Honors thesis. Prospective Honors majors should consult with the Honors department advisor before the end of the junior year and should enroll in one of the senior Honors thesis courses approved by the advisor.

Middle Eastern and North African Studies Major (Fall 2015-Summer 2016) +

May be elected as an area major

Effective Fall 2015-Summer 2016

Not open to those who elect a major in Near Eastern Studies

 

Prerequisites to the Major

One of the following first-year language sequences or the equivalent:

  • Arabic (ARABIC 101 and AAPTIS 102)
  • Armenian (ARMENIAN 101 and AAPTIS 172, or AAPTIS 173; ARMENIAN 105 and AAPTIS 182, or AAPTIS 183)
  • Hebrew (HEBREW 101 and HJCS 102)
  • Persian (PERSIAN 101 and AAPTIS 142; or AAPTIS 143)
  • Turkish (TURKISH 101 and AAPTIS 152; or AAPTIS 155).

Strongly recommended:

  • NEAREAST 100 (Peoples of the Middle East)
  • AAPTIS 204 (Introduction to Islam)

Requirements for the major

A minimum of 30 credits at the 200-level and above, chosen in consultation with and approved by the undergraduate department advisor. The courses chosen must include:

  1. Core Courses
    (If the courses below are not offered, an alternative course must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the MENAS department advisor.):
    1. ANTHRCUL 409.
    2. HISTORY 443 and one of the following:
      HISTORY 442, 538, 539, 542, 545.
    3. Political Science, any one of the following:
      POLSCI 351, 352, 353.
  2. MENAS Language Requirement for the Major. One year of an appropriate language of the area (Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish) beyond the first year level. For Arabic a student may count AAPTIS 201 and 202 or one year of colloquial Arabic (Egyptian, Levantine) as the second year of language study.
  3. Electives. Two approved electives, selected in consultation with the advisor, with appropriate Middle East content from the Departments of Anthropology, History, History of Art, Modern Middle East and North African Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.

Honors Plan

Special arrangements are made for qualified students to elect an Honors major. Candidates for an Honors major undertake independent research which is reported in a senior Honors thesis. Prospective Honors majors should consult with the Honors department advisor before the end of the junior year and should enroll in one of the senior Honors thesis courses approved by the advisor.

Middle Eastern and North African Studies Major (SU 2014 - Sum 2015) +

May be elected as an area major

Effective Summer 2014- Summer 2015)

 

Prerequisites to the Major

One of the following first-year language sequences or the equivalent:

  • Arabic (AAPTIS 101 and 102)
  • Armenian (AAPTIS 171 and 172, or 173; AAPTIS 181 and 182, or 183)
  • Hebrew (HJCS 101 and 102)
  • Persian (AAPTIS 141 and 142; or 143)
  • Turkish (AAPTIS 151 and 152; or 155).

Strongly recommended:

  • AAPTIS 100 (Peoples of the Middle East)
  • AAPTIS 204 (Introduction to Islam)

Requirements for the major

A minimum of 30 credits at the 200-level and above, chosen in consultation with and approved by the undergraduate department advisor. The courses chosen must include:

  1. Core Courses
    (If the courses below are not offered, an alternative course must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the MENAS department advisor.):
    1. ANTHRCUL 409.
    2. HISTORY 443 and one of the following:
      HISTORY 442, 538, 539, 542, 545.
    3. Political Science, any one of the following:
      POLSCI 351, 352, 353.
  2. MENAS Language Requirement for the Major. One year of an appropriate language of the area (Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish) beyond the first year level. For Arabic a student may count AAPTIS 201 and 202 or one year of colloquial Arabic (Egyptian, Levantine) as the second year of language study.
  3. Electives. Two approved electives, selected in consultation with the advisor, with appropriate Middle East content from the Departments of Anthropology, History, History of Art, Modern Middle East and North African Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.

Honors Plan

Special arrangements are made for qualified students to elect an Honors major. Candidates for an Honors major undertake independent research which is reported in a senior Honors thesis. Prospective Honors majors should consult with the Honors department advisor before the end of the junior year and should enroll in one of the senior Honors thesis courses approved by the advisor.

Middle Eastern and North African Studies Major (through Summer 2014) +

May be elected as an area major

(effective through Summer 2014)

 

Prerequisites to the Major

One of the following first year language sequences or the equivalent:

  • Arabic (AAPTIS 101 and 102)
  • Armenian (AAPTIS 171 and 172, or 173; AAPTIS 181 and 182, or 183)
  • Hebrew (HJCS 101 and 102)
  • Persian (AAPTIS 141 and 142; or 143)
  • Turkish (AAPTIS 151 and 152; or 155).

Strongly recommended:

  • AAPTIS 100 (Peoples of the Middle East)
  • AAPTIS 204 (Introduction to Islam)

Requirements for the major

A minimum of 30 credits at the 200-level and above, chosen in consultation with and approved by the undergraduate department advisor. The courses chosen must include:

  1. ANTHRCUL 409.
  2. HISTORY 443 and one of the following: HISTORY 442, 538, 539, 542, 545.
  3. Political Science, any one of the following: POLSCI 351, 352, 353.
  4. One year of an appropriate language of the area (Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish) beyond the first year level. For Arabic a student may count AAPTIS 201 and 202 or one year of colloquial Arabic (Egyptian, Levantine) as the second year of language study.
  5. Two approved electives, selected in consultation with the advisor, with appropriate Middle East content from the Departments of Anthropology, History, History of Art, Modern Middle East and North African Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.

Honors Plan. Special arrangements are made for qualified students to elect an Honors major. Candidates for an Honors major undertake independent research which is reported in a senior Honors thesis. Prospective Honors majors should consult with the Honors department advisor before the end of the junior year and should enroll in one of the senior Honors thesis courses approved by the advisor.

 


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