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Undergraduate Major

The Major in Near Eastern Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Near East by exploring the languages, literature, cultures, religions and history from antiquity to the modern day. The major will also help prepare you for graduate study of the Near East. 

Here are some courses being taught in Fall 2016:

[Being an NES major] was a wonderful experience where I got to learn about the history, cultures, and languages of an incredibly beautiful and influential region of the world.

— Matthew Sobiesk, Class of 2016

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Featured course:

Deborah Starr, Associate Professor of Modern Arabic and Hebrew Literature and Film in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, will be teaching a course on Modern Middle Eastern Literature (NES 2728) in the spring 2017 semester.

Starr’s class will explore, thematically, modern literature from the Middle East with a focus on works written in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Hebrew. All readings are in English and the class will be offered for 3 credits on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:15AM-12:05PM.

For more information on Deborah Starr and the course, continue reading, here.