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School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Overview: 

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) is a multi-disciplinary unit focusing on the region extending from Morocco to Afghanistan, which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, providing a full range of language courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew (through Judaic Studies) and undergraduate and graduate studies in culture, history, religion, politics and literature.  

MENAS offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, with courses in Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Geography, History, Linguistics, Islamic Studies, Literary Studies, Mass Culture and Media Studies, Minority Studies, and Political Science.

MENAS has also established an Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) that enables a student to complete a BA and MA in Middle Eastern and North African Studies in five years.

MENAS offers, in conjunction with other departments, a Dual MA in MENAS and Journalism, a Dual MA in MENAS and Library Science, a Dual MA-MPA in MENAS and Public Policy, and a Dual PhD in MENAS and Anthropology. 

Updated date: Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:02