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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

By the Numbers

36
books authored or edited by department faculty
302
students enrolled in NES language courses in AY 2015-2016
39
events and lectures sponsored by the department in AY 2015-2016

Featured new course:

NES 4633- New Directions in Near Eastern Archaeology

Friday 10:10-12:35     L. Khatchadourian      4 credits

"I’m looking forward to exploring with students the big ideas and newest methods that are animating Near Eastern archaeology today, making it a vibrant, important and relevant field of study," says Lori Khatchadourian, assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies.