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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:

My involvement with this department has been incredibly rewarding and illuminating, and I can safely say that the professors and students with whom I studied had a profoundly positive impact on both my career and my personality.

— Emily Koppelman, Class of 2013

By the Numbers

books authored or edited by department faculty
students enrolled in NES language courses in AY 2015-2016
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.