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Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern North African Studies

The School of Middle East and North African Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to instruction in the principal languages of the area (Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew), relevant courses are available in religion, political science, history, literature, geography, sociology, archeology, linguistics and architecture -- often in cooperation with the respective discipline department.

BA Sub Plans in Middle North African Eastern Studies

Students seek degrees in this department out of general interest in this part of the world, often with a view to government service, an academic career, a position in international business, or preparation for advanced study in this or other fields. The department, in close cooperation with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, facilitates opportunities for study in the Middle East.

Bachelor of Arts Core Requirements:

  1. Two years (or equivalent) of a Middle Eastern language in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish. See language policy
  2. Minimum 32 units in Middle Eastern Studies, not counting the first year of a Middle Eastern language. Courses with prefixes of ARB, MENA, PRS, TURK, or other prefix, provided it is cross listed with MENA.
  3. History of the Middle East: MENA 277A and MENA 277B
  4. MENA 498 Senior Capstone
  5. Courses as specified in your track, or area of concentration (see track links to the left)



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