To show what a MENA course of study looks like, some sample programs are provided below. These programs can all be completed with courses already taught at BU; no use is made of additional options such as Directed Study. The eleven courses counted for the major are boldfaced. Any of these pathways could accommodate honors work.
Note: Courses numbered LH (Hebrew), LT (Turkish), LY (Arabic), LZ (Persian) 111-112, 211-212, 303-304, 311-312, and 403-404 are language courses.
Sample program 1: no ME background; interested in Arab culture; also minoring in Arabic (cross-counting LY 441 and LY 350 for the major and minor)
Also available: HI 393 Topics in the History of Israel; IR 587 Political Economy of the Middle East; AN 320 Women in the Muslim World; LY 471 Topics in Arab Culture; etc.
Sample program 3: no ME background; interested in Islamic art; applying for PhD programs; will graduate proficient in Turkish and Persian, with introductory Arabic