Middle East Studies

Welcome to Middle Eastern Studies at Wesleyan University. Developments in the Middle East over the course of the past decade have broadly and profoundly affected the world in which we live. They have revealed stark gaps in our understanding of the region’s economies, governments, religions, histories, and languages, on both an individual and collective basis. Established in 2010, the Middle Eastern Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary curriculum that expands and builds upon Wesleyan’s course offerings in Middle Eastern studies.

Although individual courses are open to any major (departmental prerequisites may apply), the certificate offers students interested in a Middle East concentration with a formal curriculum that integrates government, history, religion, art history, and either Arabic or Hebrew. This website contains details and contact information for the certificate program, and also serves as a resource for current course offerings in Middle East studies, related events, and links pertaining to regional news and scholarship.