1. Arabic or Hebrew language course (4 credits)
2. Arabic or Hebrew language course (4 credits) (total of 1 full year of the same language)
3. 100- or 200-level designated core MES course (4 credits)
4. 100- or 200-level designated core MES course (4 credits)
Core courses offer students an overview of key debates and themes in the field of MES through a specific disciplinary lens and provide a broad historical and geographical overview. Core courses include Islam (REL 106), The Making of the Modern Middle East (HIST 185), The Politics of Cultural Production in the MENA (LIT 2185), The Arabic Novel (LIT 2060), The Arab Renaissance (LIT 228), and Old Arabic Books (LIT 2062).
At Moderation, students will indicate whether they wish to moderate into the Social Studies (SST) or the Languages and Literature (L&L) Divisions.
5. 200-level MES cross-listed course in the area of interest (4 credits)
6. 200-level MES cross-listed course in the area of interest (4 credits)
7. MES junior seminar (4 credits)
8. at least one 300-level MES cross-listed seminar (4 credits)
9. Senior Project I (4 credits)
10. Senior Project II (4 credits)
- L&L students must also complete a second year of Arabic or Hebrew (8 credits).
- SST students are encouraged to continue with language study, especially if they intend to conduct ethnographic fieldwork or archival research.
Recent Senior Projects in MES
“Challenging and Subverting Girlhood and Motherhood in Contemporary Egyptian Children’s Literature”
“Curricula and Performativity: Defining the Arab ‘Other’”
“Diaspora as Nation: Examining the Transnational Mobility of Syrian Armenians during Wartime”