May 26, 2020  
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Eastern Studies Track, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Global Studies, BA

Global Studies Common Core

Common Core:

All concentrators, regardless of the track, are required to take the following:


AMES 493  fulfills both the MWR and CPR for the concentration. The common core will fulfill 7 credits.

* For example, if a student’s track is East Asian Studies, he or she must complete a 3-credit course that focuses on Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, or any other Asia-related course outside of East Asian Studies.


The remaining 30 credits are to come from courses that are specific to each of the two tracks that form the concentration. These are described below. Consult the AMES website for a list of courses.

Major Writing Requirement (MWR)

The major writing requirement is satisfied by completing AMES 493 with a grade of C- or better.

Major Computer Proficiency Requirement (CPR)

The computing proficiency requirement is satisfied by completing AMES 493 with a grade of C- or better.

Lines 2 and 3: Advanced Arabic Language Courses (Choose Two)

 Students are required to take two courses through the 302-level in Arabic, or 202-level proficiency in two languages (two Middle Eastern languages or one Middle Eastern language and another language from the AMES region, e.g. Japanese). Although the College is not currently able to offer languages beyond Arabic, a student could count another Middle Eastern language (for example, Persian, Turkish, Modern Hebrew) provided they can demonstrate proficiency through accredited academic coursestaken domestically or abroad. This requirement will fulfill 6 credits.

Line 6: Literature & the Arts (Choose One)

Line 7: Any course from lines 4, 5, or 6 (Choose One)

Lines 8, 9, 10 and 11: Electives (Choose four)

Line 12: Course on East or South Asia (Choose One)

This course is chosen in consultation with a member of the East Asian Studies faculty to form a coherent program of study.