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2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Concentration, Middle Eastern Studies Track, BA

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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 may be satisfied by (1) taking a course that counts for the MWR for a student’s Global Studies concentration (2) completing a writing project designed to meet the MWR with special permission from a faculty member (3) conducting an independent study or honors project under the supervision of a faculty member on a topic appropriate to your major or (4) fulfilling the major writing requirement in a disciplinary major.

Major Computer Proficiency Requirement (CPR)

Global Studies majors may satisfy the computing proficiency requirement by (1) fulfilling the computing requirement for a department that offers a course in the student’s major (2) completing a course that counts for the CPR for a student’s Global Studies concentration or (3) completing CSCI 131  or higher.

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.

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