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Near Eastern Studies

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George E. Mendenhall (1916-2016)

Emeritus Professor Mendenhall passed away on August 5, 2016

Louis L. Orlin (1925-2016)

Emeritus Professor Orlin passed away on September 17, 2016.

NES LSA Course Guide Subjects:

  • ARABIC (Arabic language)
  • ARMENIAN (Armenian language)
  • HEBREW (Hebrew language)
  • NESLANG (Ancient languages)
  • PERSIAN (Persian language)
  • TURKISH (Turkish language)
  • NEAREAST (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


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