Undergraduate Major Requirements
Major in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
The major is designed to provide a solid grounding in the student's area of focus and to offer an in-depth look at the ways in which modern scholars seek to understand the languages and cultures that have come from the Near East.
With a basic training in Near Eastern languages as the student's starting point, NELC and its adjunct departments offer serious coursework in various topics of Near Eastern study.
Students must complete a minimum of 25 credit hours within the department. Students need to select one of the two tracks offered in NELC: the culture track or the language track, as outlined below.
- Two years or the equivalent of Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, or Persian.
- Seven additional courses chosen with the consent of the undergraduate advisor.
- Three years of Arabic, Hebrew, or Persian, including two semesters of study at the advanced level.
- Five additional courses chosen with the consent of the department's undergraduate advisor.