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Department of Near Eastern Studies

Cornell University Cornell University Near Eastern Studies

Minor Requirements




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 NES Minor Requirements

Cornell University undergraduates with an interest in the history, societies, cultures, and religions of the Near East are invited to complete a minor in Near Eastern Studies by taking five courses (minimum of 15 credits), subject to the following conditions:

(1) At least three courses should be at the 3000 level or above.

(2) Two languages courses at the 2000 or 3000 level may count towards the minor.

(3) Three (or more) courses will explore the history, archeology, literature, or religions of the Near East. Students may choose to focus on one of these disciplines or on the ancient, late antique, medieval, or modern periods across the disciplines.

Students interested in the NES Minor should consult the NES Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), Jon Tenney. Minors will remain in conversation regarding their course of study with the NES DUS or be assigned to a member of the NES faculty who will serve as their minor advisor.

NES Minor Application