Undergraduate

  • Middle Eastern Studies (major)

    Preparation for the Major
    Required: Two courses selected from Ancient Near East 10W, History 9D, Middle Eastern Studies M50A/B/C and one year of modern Middle Eastern language in Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish or through a departmental language placement examination

    ***Students selecting ancient languages (including Akkadian, Aramaic, Coptic, Egyptian Old or Middle Iranian, Sumerian, Syriac) are not required to take a modern elementary Middle Eastern language.

    Transfer Students
    Transfer applicants to the Arabic major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: one year of Arabic.

    Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide at http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/adm_tr.htm for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

    The Major (11 Courses)

    Required Core (6 courses):
    A total of six courses, including atleast two from three of the following four areas

    History: Ancient Near East M103A, M103B, M104A, M110A, M110B, M110C;

    Anthropology 171, Armenian 130, 131; History 105A/B/C, 105C, M108C; Iranian        M110A/B/C; Jewish Studies M182A/B/C

    Language: Ancient Near East (Egyptian) 120A/B/C, Ancient Near East (Coptic) C123A,

    C123B, Ancient Near East (Sumerian) 140A/B/C, Ancient Near East (Hittite) M168;

    Arabic 103A/B/C, 112A/B/C; Armenian 103A/B/C, 106A/B/C; Hebrew 103A/B/C, 110A, 110B; Iranian 103A/B/C, 161A/B/C; Semitics (Aramiac) 110, 130, Semitics (Syriac) 115, Semitics (Akkadian) 141; Turkish 102A/B/C, 112A/B/C, 116A/B/C

    Literature: Ancient Near East 150A, 150B; Arabic M110, C141, M148

    Religion: Ancient Near East M130, M135, M185D; History M106; Iranian 170;

    Islamics M110, 130, 151; Jewish Studies M155; Study of Religion 120

    Require Electives (5 courses)

    Anthropology M171P, 176; Art History 104A/B/C, 150E; Economics 111, 112; Ethnomusicology 161L, 161N; French 121, 160; Geography 187; History 105A/B/C, M106,107A-107D, 108A, 108B, 109B, M110B, 111A/B/C, 116A, 116B, 164B, 167A, M184D, M186A/B/C; Philosophy 104; Political Science 132A, M132B, 157, 165; Study of Religion 120

    ***Students may petition to substitute core or elective course with a departmental independent study/directed research course (197, 198, 199) as long as it covers a topic relevant to Middle Eastern Studies

    ***No more than two 197, 198 or 199 courses (8-10 units) may be applied toward the major

  • Middle Eastern Studies (minor)

    Middle Eastern Studies Minor

    To enter any of the minors listed above, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better and have completed the required lower division courses.

    Lower Division Courses (2 courses)

    Ancient Near East 10W, History 9D, Middle Eastern Studies M50A/B/C

    Upper Division Courses (5 courses)

    Required Core

    (Three courses from the following four areas)

    History: Ancient Near East M103A/B, M104A, M110A/B/C; Anthropology 171; Armenian 130, 131; History 105A/B/C,

    M108C; Iranian M110A/B/C; Jewish Studies M182A/B/C

    Language: Ancient Near East (Egyptian) 120A/B/C, Ancient Near East (Coptic) C123A, C123B,

    Ancient Near East (Sumerian) 140A/B/C, Ancient Near East (Hittite) M168, Arabic 103A/B/C, 112A/B/C; Armenian 103A/B/C, 106A/B/C; Hebrew 103A/B/C, 110A, 110B; Iranian 103A/B/C, 161A/B/C; Semitics (Aramaic) 110, 130, Semitics (Syriac) 115, Semitics (Akkadian) 141; Turkish 102A/B/C; 112A/B/C, 116A/B/C

    Literature: Ancient Near East 150A, 150B; Arabic M110, C141, M148

    Religion: Ancient Near East M130, M135, M185D; History M106; Iranian 170; Islamics M110,

    130, 151; Jewish Studies M155; Study of Religion 120

    Required Electives (2 courses)
    Anthropology M171P, 176; Art History 104A/B/C, 150E; Economics 111, 112; Ethnomusicology 161L, 161N; French 121, 160; Geography 187; History 105A/B/C, M106,107A-107D, 108A, 108B, 109B, M110B, 111A/B/C, 116A, 116B, 164B, 167A, M184D, M186B/C; Philosophy 104; Political Science 132A, M132B, 157, 165; Study of Religion 120