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The Department of Near Eastern Studies Has Changed Its Name. Again.

Beginning September 1, the Department of Near Eastern Studies will be known as the Department of Middle East Studies.

MES LSA Course Guide Subjects:

  • ARABIC (Arabic language)
  • ARMENIAN (Armenian language)
  • HEBREW (Hebrew language)
  • MELANG (Ancient languages)
  • PERSIAN (Persian language)
  • TURKISH (Turkish language)
  • MIDEAST (culture courses taught primarily in English)
    • topics include: Biblical studies, Islamic studies, Jewish culture and religion, ancient civilizations, and others focused on Middle Eastern culture, literature, linguistics, history, and visual culture