Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Dual Language Track


One of the most exciting new developments in MES is that we encourage students to acquire at least intermediate knowledge of a second Middle Eastern language. This typically means that students need to extend their time-to-degree, making it an attractive option for Dual Degree students and students seeking graduate portfolios, who already require longer time-to-degree and therefore allow students to take additional language courses. For MA students not seeking Dual Degrees or portfolios, the dual language option is possible with careful and strategic planning that may include summer language study. To achieve this goal, we prioritize dual language students for travel funding and waive their tuition for the Arabic Summer Institute. 

  

Dual-Language Track Application 

In order to submit your application, you MUST have and be able to upload all required materials. Please make sure identifying information is included on ALL files. CMES will not be responsible for files that are not identifiable to an applicant. 

Files to submit with your application:
  1. Statement of Purpose describing how proficiency in the languages listed on your application relates to your academic and professional goals. 
  2. Current resume / cv
  3. The names and emails of two references (one must be a language instructor)

 

Examples of Dual-Language Track Programs of Work

 

Example One*

Year One:
Fall
Spring
Summer
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Intermediate / Advanced Language 1
Intermediate / Advanced Language 1
Year Two:
Fall
Spring
Summer
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Beginner-Level Language 2
Beginner-Level Language 2
Year Three:
Fall
Spring
Summer
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Thesis A
Thesis B
Intermediate / Advanced Language 2
Intermediate / Advanced Language 2
*Preferred track. 

 


Example Two**

Year One:

Fall
Spring
Summer*
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Beginner-Level Language 2
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Beginner-Level Language 2
Intermediate / Advanced Language 1 **
Intermediate / Advanced Language
1**
 

Year Two:

Fall
Spring
Summer
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Thesis B
Graduate Course
Thesis A
Intermediate / Advanced Language 2
Intermediate / Advanced Language 2
 
*Recipients of the Summer FLAS will be able to pursue language study over the summer with funding. 
**placement into an upper-division language sequence is required. It is also possible to begin Thesis A in the Fall and complete Thesis B in the Spring and, thereby, avoid Summer study.

Example Three***

Year One:

 

Fall
Spring
Summer*
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Beginner-Level Language 2
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Beginner-Level Language 2
Beginner-Level Language 1
Beginner-Level Language 1

Year Two:

Fall
Spring
Summer
Graduate Course
Graduate Course
Thesis B
Graduate Course
Thesis A
Intermediate / Advanced Language 1
Intermediate / Advanced Language 1
Intermediate / Advanced Language 2
Intermediate / Advanced Language 2
*Recipients of the Summer FLAS will be able to pursue language study over the summer with funding.
** Please be advised that this option requires an intense semester course load. 

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