Administered by the Middle East Center
Director and Advisor: Zeina Schlenoff (Modern Languages and Linguistics, DIF 342)
Assistant Director and Advisor: Zafer Lababidi (Modern Languages and Linguistics, DIF 337)
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Description of Major
The Departments of Anthropology, Art History, Classics, English, History, International Affairs, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Public Administration, Religion and Urban and Regional Planning offer an interdisciplinary major and minor in Middle Eastern Studies at the undergraduate level. The program is designed for:
- general liberal arts students who wish to learn more about the Middle East;
- students who wish to pursue graduate work in this field; and
- students who seek employment in or relating to the Middle East.
The Middle East Center, housed in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, administers the major. A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Middle Eastern Studies responds directly to a national and regional demand for resources and information to educate students, professionals, and the surrounding community about this important region of the world. An increasing number of jobs are available nationally and throughout the world for those with expertise in the Middle East and its languages.
For more information on Admission and Requirements, please refer to the FSU Middle East Center website.
There is no prerequisite coursework for the major, but students are encouraged to take lower level introductory courses in some of the related disciplines. Such courses serve as background for the major and may meet prerequisites for more advanced courses in the major. Students are encouraged to begin study in Arabic or Hebrew earlier, and to take any culture and history courses that relate to the Middle East.
Office: 342 Diffenbaugh