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Near Eastern Studies

BA in Near Eastern Studies

Like the BA in Near Eastern Languages, students in this program acquire a proficiency in either Hebrew or Arabic.  However, the emphasis in this program is on the culture of this part of the world.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 38 credits as follows:

  • 11 credits beyond the first year proficiency in Arabic or Hebrew (Beyond 1010 and 1020)
  • 27 credits in electives courses with no less than 6 credits in 3 of the following 4 subject areas:
    1. Ancient Near Eastern civilization
    2. Israeli culture/literature
    3. Arab/Islamic culture/civilization
    4. Islamic and modern Middle Eastern history

Minor in Near Eastern Studies

A minor in Near Eastern Studies consists of a minimum of twenty-five credits. These include at least sixteen credits in either Arabic or Hebrew, taking the 1010-1020, 2010-2020 sequences in either language. In addition, the student must take at least nine credits in cognate courses offered by the Department in the field of ancient Near Eastern, Israeli, or Arab/Islamic and Middle Eastern, history, anthropology, or civilization.

Honors Program

The Honors Program in Near Eastern Studies is open to students of superior academic ability who are majoring in Near Eastern.  To be recommended for an honors degree from this department, a student must maintain a cumulative honor point average of at least 3.3. He/she must accumulate at least fifteen credits in honors-designated course work and must demonstrate the ability to do independent study and an original Honors Thesis during the senior year. For information about the requirements of the department's honors curriculum, contact the Department, or the Director of the Honors Program (577-3030).

Student Advisors

Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
906 West Warren 487 Manoogian
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-3002
Fax: (313) 577-6243
Website: clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/languages
Email: aa1690@wayne.edu