Oct 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Middle East Studies, B.I.S.


Return to: 3580 Department of World Languages and Cultures  

Degree Requirements


Please refer to the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies College Degree Requirements  of this catalog for academic regulations for this program.

Students must complete coursework in at least three disciplines (defined by course prefixes) in Area G and in at least two disciplines in Area H. Areas G and H should be constructed so that students take courses in distinct disciplines in each area (with some overlap expected); that is, the same prefix should not predominate in both Area G and H.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see College Degree Requirements ) and the University Degree Requirements (see 1400 University Degree Requirements and Graduation ).

University Grade-Point Average and Grade Requirements

Georgia State University undergraduate students must achieve an overall institutional grade-point average of 2.0 and a major GPA of 2.0 in Areas G and H to receive a bachelor’s degree from the university. Grades of C- can be used to satisfy graduation requirements. However, some courses have prerequisites that require a grade of C or higher. (See 1460 GPA Requirement  for additional information.)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18 Hours)


Required Language Courses (9-12 Hours)


Required Language Courses: competency in Arabic or another Middle Eastern language through 2002 level

Area G: Area of Concentration (27-33 Hours)


Students must complete coursework in at least three disciplines (defined by course prefixes) in Area G.

New courses are regularly added to this list, please check with the Department of World Languages and Cultures for the most recent list of courses.

Required Course to Fulfill CTW Requirement (3 Hours)


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Required Course to Fulfill CTW Requirement (3 Hours)


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Middle East Studies Courses


Fifteen to nineteen hours taken at the 3000 level or above from the Middle East Studies course list below or other appropriate courses selected in consultation with the program coordinator.

Area H: Allied Field (15-21 Hours)


Students must complete coursework in at least two disciplines (defined by course prefixes) in Area H. In consultation with the adviser, students choose courses in from two or more departments.

Area J: Electives


Electives are used to build the hours in Areas G-J to 60 hours, have 39 hours at Georgia State University taken at the 3000-4000 level for residency, and complete 120 hours required for graduation.

Study Abroad


Students are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to the region. MES faculty members regularly conduct related summer programs. Students may also study abroad in the region on semester and year-long programs.