African and Middle-Eastern Studies Website
Chair, Associate Professor KENDA B. MUTONGI
Advisory Committee: Professors: DARROW, D. EDWARDS, C. HILL, MACDONALD. Associate Professors: E. D. BROWN, GOLLIN***, KRAUS***, MUTONGI, ROUHI. Assistant Professors: BERNHARDSSON, BURTON, GOLDBERG*, M. LYNCH, PIEPRZAK.
African and Middle-Eastern Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the politics, societies, cultures, and historical development of the peoples of Africa and the Middle East. The program offers a wide range of courses in the area, as well as opportunities to study abroad and possibilities for graduate fellowships and careers.
Students considering completing the concentration are urged to register with the chair of the program during their sophomore year. Normally, students will be expected to take six courses from at least three different departments. One of these courses should be African and Middle-Eastern Studies 201; at least one should be from the "Concepts Courses" listed below; at least two should be from the "Core Courses." The sixth course will be African and Middle-Eastern Studies 401 or 402. In special cases the chair may permit substitution of an approved winter study project, or work completed elsewhere, for one or more of the electives. Proposals for honors work in African and Middle-Eastern Studies, normally involving at least a one semester thesis and an oral examination, must be submitted in writing by the beginning of the senior year and approved by the African and Middle-Eastern Studies Committee.
Fulfillment of the requirements of the concentration will be recorded on the student's official transcript.
All students concentrating in AMES are required to take this course.
All students are required to take at least one of the following courses:
All students are required to take at least three of the following courses: