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MES Courses and Requirements

MES 201 - Introduction to the Middle East. An entry-level course, introducing students to the variety and complexity of the Middle East. The course provides a broad view of the region from the perspective of several disciplines and is especially suitable for students having little familiarity with the region.  Fulfills  Foundation - Historical Perspectives and Fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives. Three credits. Offered fall, winter and spring semesters.

MES 202 - Arab Americans.  Introduces students to the Arab American community in the United States, and its historical experiences and to other salient social and political issues.  Topics include such issues as immigration, race and ethnicity, gender, political behavior, economic development, education, media coverage, and civil rights.

MES 370 - Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

MES 380 - Anthropology of the Middle East. Can be repeated for credit when the topic differs. Variable credit. Special Topics in Middle East Studies. Consideration of selected topics not ordinarily dealt with in the regular curriculum. Topics will be determined by faculty interest and student request and announced in class schedule

MES 399 - Independent Studies. Before registering, students must arrange for supervision by a Middle East Studies faculty member and submit a contract (available from the MES coordinator) specifying the topic and scope of the study. Instructor approval required prior to registration. One to three credits. Offered every semester.