Prospective Students

Prospective Students

The Middle Eastern Studies Program (MESP) is an interdisciplinary area
studies program, comprising faculty members drawn from the social
sciences, humanities, and natural sciences within the School of Arts and
Sciences. It offers a major and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies, as
well as courses on the history, politics, cultures and religions of the
Middle East. The MESP also organizes and sponsors a range of social,
cultural, and educational events related to the Middle East, in
conjunction with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), ensuring
an informative and immersive environment at Rutgers to study the region.

Students majoring or minoring in the program will benefit from a wide
array of Middle Eastern Studies resources at Rutgers. There are 91 core
courses which fulfill non-language credit for the major and minor, which
are regularly offered by MESP itself, the Department of African, Middle
Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL), Art
History, History, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, and
Religion. In addition, MESP also cooperates closely with AMESALL, the
Department of Jewish Studies, and the Armenian Studies Program to offer
instruction up to the advanced level in a number of languages of the region,
such as Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. In total,
Rutgers-New Brunswick regularly offers a total of 152 courses of
interest to students of the Middle East, including 32 language courses.

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