Middle East Studies (MES) is an interdisciplinary concentration that draws upon courses offered by a distinguished core faculty in the humanities and the social sciences. Regardless of one’s passions – whether history, religion, politics, culture, literature, modern media, philosophy or practices of everyday life – the Middle East is an ideal site for considering the diversity and complexity of the human experience. A growing number of exciting courses, creative and relevant programming, and a steady stream of post-docs and visiting professors offer unparalleled opportunities for MES concentrators who wish to understand this region and to engage with a broad range of issues that affect our world.
Students in this concentration will:
All concentrators are required to complete a capstone project, which may take the form of an undergraduate honors thesis or an independent study project. Students may graduate with Honors in Middle East Studies by completing an undergraduate Honors thesis under the supervision of a primary and a secondary reader. Please visit the concentration website for more information on the requirements for Honors.
This concentration allows you to address the following Liberal Learning goals:
Middle East Studies concentrators have gone on to become attorneys, management consultants, and diplomats.