Why Minor In  Middle Eastern Studies?

Why Minor In  Middle Eastern Studies?

Courses related to the Middle East are taught every semester. Explore upcoming courses or learn what you need to take for your major or minor!

Students interested in studying in the Middle East will find a number of opportunities are available through Global Penn State, including summer programs and embedded courses. 

The Shibley scholarship is awarded each year, depending on qualified applicants, to an undergraduate student minoring in Middle Eastern studies who has achieved high academic standing.

Assistant Professor in History and African Studies Christopher Tounsel is beginning his second year at Penn State. He earned his Ph.D in 2015 from the University of Michigan. His area of specialization is modern Sub-Saharan Africa.
Middle Eastern Studies minor and History major Stephanie Springer graduated with honors in May, 2018 and served as a class marshal in the College of the Liberal Arts spring graduation. She is going to spend next year in France.
Middle Eastern Studies minor and History major Josie Krieger studied Turkish in Baku, Azerbaijan through the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). She will be graduating in May, 2022 and hopes to study abroad in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Faisal joins the History Department in Fall 2018. He is a specialist in Environmental History and Early Modern Ottoman History.