Welcome to Middle Eastern Studies at Penn State University!
Middle Eastern Studies at Penn State provides a major and minor for students pursuing degrees in any major who are interested in courses having to do with the Middle East from ancient to modern times. Courses are taught by faculty with expertise in disciplines such as History, Political Science, Religion, Language, Literature, Art History, Communication Arts and Sciences, Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and more. Our program offers a way to investigate a region of the world from multiple perspectives engaging a variety of methods of study.
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.
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