Minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at The College of Wooster
The minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies allows students add a regional focus to their chosen major. Students in fields such as Global and International Studies, history, political science, archaeology, art history, Classical Studies, and religious studies have benefited from the perspective they gain with courses that give a critical understanding of the region that stretches from Morocco to Iran. Students can choose from a range of courses to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the region. Students take one course in each of three historical periods (Ancient, Medieval, and Modern) and then choose three other programs that fit their interests.
Language and Off-Campus Study
Middle Egyptian, Ancient Greek and classical Hebrew courses are offered at Wooster, but students can also choose to learn other relevant ancient and modern languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Farsi, Turkish and Ugaritic. The College of Wooster strongly encourages off-campus study for students in every major, but especially for those who want to immerse themselves in the language and culture of another country. Wooster has partnerships with study-abroad programs in a number of countries and can support students as they choose a semester- or summer-abroad program.
Consists of six courses plus regional off-campus study:
- One course each in three historical periods: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern
- Three other courses within the minor