The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures brings together a variety of disparate cultural and linguistic studies, both ancient and modern, into a vibrant interdisciplinary whole. In the NELC department, we make the past come alive. We make cultural studies of the Middle East relevant to undergraduate students and the larger Los Angeles community, and in our graduate programs, we create the next generation of experts in the ancient Near Eastern and modern Middle Eastern region. The Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) department sees as its mission the scholarly discovery, interpretation, dissemination, and preservation of the history, practices, and conceptual categories originally from the Near Eastern region, the cradle of human civilization, created over a period of more than 10,000 years and continuing as a font of human innovation and a focus of world attention. NELC concentrates its teaching and research on Northwest Asia and North Africa, a region of...Learn More About Us
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Dr. Shushan Karapetian Awarded Young Scholar Award in Heritage Language Education
On February 16, 2018, Dr.Shushan Karapetian, NELC alumni and current lecturer of Armenian Studies at UCLA, received the Russ Campbell Young Scholar Award in Heritage Language Education for her...
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Egyptology Student Wins 2018 Grad Slam Competition
[caption id="attachment_9665" align="alignleft" width="203"] Professor Kara Cooney (left) and Marissa Stevens (right)[/caption] Marissa Stevens, Egyptology Graduate Student, won UCLA’s 2018 Grad Slam Competition last night, Wednesday, March...