Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Language Requirements — MA


The MA in Middle Eastern Studies is an interdisciplinary academic degree designed to broaden and deepen the student’s knowledge of the languages and cultures of the Middle East. MA students are required to attain proficiency in one Middle Eastern language and encouraged to study a second Middle Eastern language for at least two semesters. Applicants may enter the program at any level in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish. Most applicants will have at minimum one year of college-level instruction if not much more.

 

Native or Heritage speakers of a Middle Eastern language may not use their native tongue to meet the Master's language requirement. They must complete the language requirement by pursuing a non-native Middle Eastern language, potentially from the beginner level if the applicant does not already possess a strong background in this second language.

 


Language Sequences & Corresponding Undergraduate Courses 

 

Arabic Sequence

Arabic Lower-Division*

381H
Intensive Grad Language Instruction I
601C
Intensive Arabic I
Fall
381J
Intensive Grad Language Instruction II
611C
Intensive Arabic II
Spring

Arabic Upper-Division**

381K
Intensive Grad Language Instruction III
621K
Intensive Arabic III
Fall
381L
Intensive Grad Language Instruction IV
621L
Intensive Arabic IV
Spring
381M
Intensive Grad Language Instruction V
531K
Intensive Grad Language Instruction V
Fall
381N
Intensive Grad Language Instruction VI
531L
Intensive Grad Language Instruction VI
Spring
 
 
360L
Arabic Content Course
F & S
Students may fulfill yearly language sequences through, The Arabic Summer Institute,  our 10-week intensive summer program. 

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Hebrew Sequence

Hebrew Lower-Division*

381H
Intensive Grad Language Instruction I
601C
Intensive Hebrew I
Fall
381J
Intensive Grad Language Instruction II
611C
Intensive Hebrew II
Spring
Hebrew Upper-Division**
320K
Hebrew via Pop Culture
Fall
320L
Hebrew through the Media
Spring

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Persian Sequence

Persian Lower-Division*

381H
Intensive Grad Language Instruction I
601C
Intensive Persian I
Fall
381J
Intensive Grad Language Instruction II
611C
Intensive Persian II
Spring

Persian Upper-Division**

 
322K
Second-Year Persian I
Fall
 
322L
Second-Year Persian II
Spring
 
 
329
Persian Content Course
F & S

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Turkish Sequence

Turkish Lower-Division*

381H
Intensive Grad Language Instruction I
601C
Intensive Turkish I
Fall
381J
Intensive Grad Language Instruction II
611C
Intensive Turkish II
Spring

Turkish Upper-Division**

 
320K
Second-Year Turkish II
Fall
 
 
329
Turkish Cinema
Spring
*lower-division language courses may not be used to satisfy Master's degree requirements. 
** two upper-division language courses satisfy Master's degree requirements. Students who place into an intermediate or advanced level their first year typically continue their language study into their second year or pursue the Dual Language Track. 

 

 

 

 



We encourage prospective students to read our Graduate Admissions FAQ, as many general questions are answered on our website.

For more information, please visit the Graduate Admissions section. 

 


FLAS

Dual Language Track

Language Courses

Arabic Summer Institute


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