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Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies is one of the geographical specializations offered for International Studies majors. This interdisciplinary regional specialization gives provides students with course work in the languages, history, and politics of the Middle East.  Students may study Intensive Arabic, and take politics and history courses specific to the Middle East. Students are required to complete, at minimum, one semester abroad. This specialization is an excellent choice for students interested in a career that involves business or politics in the Middle East and US foreign relations with the Middle East.

Major Requirements – 12 Course Units

 

INT 200 / International Studies – 1 Course Unit

ECO 102 / Principles of Macroeconomics – 1 Course Unit

Foreign Language – 2 Course Units at 200 Level or Above

Arabic

History – 1 Course Unit

HIS 341: Islamic World
HIS 342: Modern Middle East

Political Science – 1 Course Unit

POL 357: Middle East Politics
POL 362: Islam and Politics
INT 361: The Middle East through Literature and Film

Humanities – 1 Course Unit

AAH 212: Arts of the Islamic World
HIS 130: Topics: Asia/ Eurasia/ Mid East
HIS 330: Topics: Asia/ Eurasia/ Mid East
HIS 341: Islamic World
HIS 342: Modern Middle East
HIS 452: Reading Seminar: Middle East
HIS 453: Reading Seminar: Middle East Early
REL 110: World Religions
REL 113: Islam and Islamic Thought

Social Science Option – 1 Course Unit

ANT/COM 245: Modern Arabic Society in the Media
CRI 340: International Terrorism
INT 361: The Middle East through Literature and Film
POL 130: International Relations
POL 335: International Organization
POL 337: International Law
POL 345: Human Rights in International Relations
POL 352: Comp Pol Econ of Development
POL 355: Political Economy of Natural Resources
POL 362: Islam and Politics
POL 370: Special Topics in Political Science (when relevant)
POL 380: International Political Economy
POL 390: Tutorial in Political Science (when relevant)
SOC 370: Topics in Sociology (Sociology of Islam)

Business Option – 1 Course Unit

INB 260: Multinational firms
BUS 360: Issues in International Business law
ECO 210: History of Economic Thought
ECO 310: Money, Credit & Financial mark
ECO 335: Economics of Development
ECO 340: International economics
ECO 345: Comparative Economic Systems
FIN 335: Capital Flows & Currency Crisis
FIN 340: International Finance
INB 330: Capital Flows and Currency Crisis
INB 350: International Trade in the Caribbean
INB 365: International Trade Operations
INB 370: Topics in International Business
INB 391: Independent Study in International Business
MGT 310: Cross-Cultural Management
MKT 340: Marketing in International Environment

Middle Eastern Studies Electives Option – 2 Course Units

AAH 212: Arts of the Islamic World
ANT/COM 245: Modern Arabic Society in the Media
ARA 171: Contemporary Arab World
ARA 252: Second-Year Intensive Arabic II
ARA 270: Intermediate Topics in Arabic
ARA 301: Advanced Arabic I
ARA 302: Advanced Arabic II
ARA 370: Topics in Arabic
ARA 391: Independent Study in Arabic
ECO 210: History of Economic Thought
ECO 310: Money, Credit & Financial mark
ECO 335: Economics of Development
ECO 340: International economics
ECO 345: Comparative Economic Systems
FIN 335: Capital Flows & Currency Crisis
FIN 340: International Finance
HIS 341: Islamic World
HIS 342: Modern Middle East
HIS 452: Reading Seminar: Middle East
HIS 453: Reading Seminar: Middle East Early
INB 260: Multinational firms
INB 330: Capital Flows and Currency Crisis
INB 350: International Trade in the Caribbean
INB 365: International Trade Operations
INB 370: Topics in International Business
INB 391: Independent Study in International Business
INT 361: The Middle East through Literature and Film
LIT 316/WGS 376: Global Women Writers
LIT/CMP 337: Postcolonial and Anglophone Literature
MGT 310: Cross-Cultural Management
MKT 340: Marketing in International Environment
POL 130: International Relations
POL 200: Political Analysis
POL 335: International Organization
POL 337: International Law
POL 345: Human Rights in International Relations
POL 352: Comp Pol Econ of Development
POL 355: Political Economy of Natural Resources
POL 362: Islam and Politics
POL 370: Special Topics in Political Science (when relevant)
POL 380: International Political Economy
POL 390: Tutorial in Political Science (when relevant)
REL 110: World Religions
REL 113: Islam and Islamic Thought
SOC 370: Topics in Sociology (Sociology of Islam)

INT 498 / Senior Seminar in International Studies – 1 Course Unit

 

Plus minimum of 1 semester study abroad experience (includes some courses which will fulfill above requirements)
Courses in relevant Middle Eastern languages taken during study abroad (not offered at TCNJ, such as Modern Hebrew, etc.) will be counted as electives toward this specialization.

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