Middle East studies at Dickinson draws upon a broad-based liberal-arts curriculum to enable a sophisticated exploration of the region's history, diverse cultures and complex politics.
The Middle East studies program at Dickinson offers a wide range of courses that explore the region’s historical and cultural roots and its role in global affairs today. Through the study of Arabic, Hebrew, history, political science, religion and sociology, students acquire robust understandingof the forces that shape the Middle East.
Middle East studies majors frequently study in the region during the junior year to further language proficiency and develop research projects. The program also includes a minor inArabic, a language spoken by more than 300 million people worldwide and the official language of the 22 countries of the Arab League.
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"When I started at Dickinson, I was sure that I would be an international studies major with a concentration on the Middle East. I realized that Middle East studies offered the specificity I wanted, and the security studies certificate was the perfect pairing. The curriculum flexibility in both programs has allowed me to study two languages, which was important to me."