2016-17 Pomona College Catalog 
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Middle Eastern Studies

Professor Arash Khazeni, coordinator
Steering Committee: Kassam2, Mahdavi
Lisa Maldonado, academic coordinator


Middle Eastern Studies (West Asian Studies) is an interdisciplinary liberal arts major and minor offered by the Asian Studies Program that allows students to develop a broad knowledge of the societies, languages, cultures and histories of the Middle East and their connections to the wider world. Courses draw on the expertise from faculty of various departments, including anthropology, history, literature, music, politics and religious studies. Students studying Middle Eastern Studies are free to study a wide variety of subjects in their courses and are encouraged to develop complementary skills in another field, such as anthropology, history, literature, politics, international relations and religion. In addition to serving as a focus of a broad liberal arts education, the major and minor in Middle Eastern Studies equip students to take up careers in international affairs, public policy, law, economics, journalism, scholarship and the arts.

The Middle Eastern Studies major and minor are offered by the Asian Studies Program .


1On leave fall 2016 2On leave spring 2017 3On leave 2016-17


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