Requirements

I. Pre-Requisite

Completion of a 2020 or equivalent Middle Eastern (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian) or South Asian (Hindi, Urdu) language.

II. Co-Requisite

Completion of a 3010 or equivalent Middle Eastern (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian) or South Asian (Hindi, Urdu) language.

III. Requirements

30 Credits Total
A total of ten courses (5 Global Studies courses, 5 MESALC courses)

A. Global Studies Courses (Contributing 15 Credits)

1. GSMS 3010: The Global in Situ: Perspectives from the Middle East and South Asia (3 Credits)

2. GSMS 4991: Capstone Seminar. To be taken in the second semester of the student’s fourth year (3 Credits)

3. Elective Courses: Three courses (9 Credits) from the following list of approved content courses.
Additional courses may be approved with advisor permission.

Global Development Studies
GDS 3112: Ecology & Globalization in the Age of European Expansion
GDS 3113: A Buddhist Approach to Development
GDS 3250: Mother Lands: Landscapes of Hunger, Futures of Plenty
GDS 3820: Global Ethics & Climate Change
GDS 4825: Development Practice: Social Enterprises in Bangladesh
GDS 4961: Critical Issues in Education Abroad
GDS 4962: Critical Issues in International Education

Global Security & Justice
GSGS 3110: US Military Experience and International Development

Global Public Health
PHS 3825: Global Health Perspectives
PHS 5090: Health Care Economics
PHS 5050: Public Health, Law, Ethics and Policy

B. MESALC Courses (Contributing 15 Credits)

1. Completion of a 3020 or equivalent Middle Eastern (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian) or South Asian (Hindi, Urdu) language. (3 Credits)

2. Four non-language courses (12 Credits) from the following list of approved courses. Two of these courses (6 Credits) must be 3000 level or above.
Additional courses may be approved with advisor permission.

Middle Eastern & South Asian
ARTR 2500: Taboo and the Arabic Novel
ARTR 3245: Arabic Literary Delights: Humor, Food, and Erotology
ARTR 3290: Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
ARTR 3350: Introduction to Arab Women’s Literature
ARTR 3390: Love, Alienation, and Politics in the Contemporary Arabic Novel
ARTR 3490: Arab Cinemas
HETR 2300: Introduction to Israeli Literature in Translation
MESA 2010: Literatures of South Asia and the Middle East
MESA 2350: Women and Media in the Middle East and South Asia
MESA 2360: Women and Social Media in the Middle East and South Asia
MESA 2559: The Art & Architecture of the Ottoman Empire
MESA 2700: Recent Revolutions in the Islamic World
MESA 3010: Men and Women of South Asia and the Middle East
MESA 3470: Language and Culture in the Middle East
MESA 3650: Introduction to Linguistic Typology
MESA 4991: Four-Year Major Seminar
MESA 4998: Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies Senior Thesis
MESA 4999: Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies Senior Thesis II
MEST 2270: Culture and Society of the Contemporary Arab Middle East
MEST 2470: Reflections of Exile: Jewish Languages and their Communities
MEST 2600: Major Dimensions of Classical-Medieval Arab-Islamic Civilization
MEST 2610: Major Dimensions of the Modern Arab World
MEST 3110: Women and Middle-Eastern Literatures
MEST 3470: Language and Culture in the Middle East
MEST 4991: Middle East Studies Seminar
PETR 3210: Persian Literature in Translation
PETR 3220: Twentieth-Century Persian Literature in Translation
PETR 3320: Life Narratives & Iranian Women Writers
PETR 3340: Poetics of Existentialist Persian Literature
SAST 2050: Classics of Indian Literature
SAST 2060: Bollywood Dreams: Indian Cinema
SAST 2200: Delhi: The Gateway to India
SAST 2700: Indian Politics and Society
SAST 2800: The World According to South Asia
SAST 3300: The Pleasures of Bollywood: Melodrama, Realism, Mythos
SAST 3400: Pop Culture in S. Asia: Advertising, Visual Aesth., Posters & Photography
SAST 3450: The Languages of South Asia
SAST 3640: Women & Politics in S Asia
SAST 3701: Business and Banking in South Asia
SAST 4991: South Asian Studies Capstone Seminar
SAST 4993: Colonial Indians in the West: Negotiation, Appropriation and Assimilation
SATR 2000: Introduction to South Asian Literature
SATR 2010: Remembering India’s Partition through Literature and Poetry
SATR 2110: Cultural Translation: Travel Writing in South Asia
SATR 2300: Colonial and Postcolonial Bengali Literature in Translation
SATR 3000: Women Writing in India & Pakistan: 1947-Present
SATR 3010: Colors of Loneliness: Literature of Diasporic Imagination
SATR 3110: Modern Urdu-Hindi Literature
SATR 3280: Poetry of Passionate Devotion: The Ghazal
SATR 3300: Literature & Society in South Asia: Breaking the Cast(e)
SATR 3700: Medieval Indian Literature: Vernacular and Bhakti Revolution

C. Additional Requirements

1. A maximum of 12 study abroad and domestic transfer credits are allowed, with the permission of the major advisor.

2. USEM credits do not count toward major requirements.

3. Students who declare a major in any of the Global Studies tracks may not declare a major in another Global Studies track.

4. Students may declare a major in both Global MESALC and any other MESALC degree (Middle East Studies, Middle Eastern Language & Literature, South Asian Studies, or South Asian Language & Literature).