MIDDLE EASTERN -
NORTH AFRICAN STUDIES

دراسات الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

مطالعات خاورمیانه و شمال آفریقا

המזרח התיכון וצפון אפריקה

Orta Doğu ve Kuzey Afrika Çalışmaları

The MENA (Middle East / North Africa) Concentration emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of Middle East and North African societies. Courses in this Concentration include history, economics, literature, sociology, political science, anthropology, art, and language skills; these disciplines in combination give students a powerful tool for understanding and interpreting the region’s past and present. This Concentration within the International Studies major aims to trace the similarities and differences among countries in the MENA, recognizing the historical origins of current conditions.

Person standing by ancient structures in Petra

Concentration Content

  • The International Studies core requirements
  • At least three years of the Arabic language
  • One semester of introduction to geography
  • A set of two courses in Islamic/Middle East history
  • Eight courses from the following topic areas
    • History and Politics of the Middle East/North Africa
    • Religion and Culture of the Middle East/North Africa
    • International Studies

Presently, the Arabic language is offered at Colorado State University, but other languages could be studied in study abroad programs with approval of your advisor for this major.

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