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BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

  • QS World University Rankings
    10
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The BA degree programs in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) are as varied as the wide subject matter they embrace. Areas of specialization within NELC include: Archaeology and Art of the Ancient Near East Classical Hebrew Language and Civilization Cuneiform Studies (including Assyriology, Hittitology, and Sumerology) Egyptology/Egyptian Languages and Civilization Islamic and Modern Middle Eastern Studies (including Arabic, Armenian, Modern Hebrew, Kazakh, Persian, Turkish, and Uzbek) Near Eastern Judaica Students who major in NELC learn one or more of the primary native languages as a means of access to the cultures of the ancient Near East and the modern Middle East. Students who plan to do advanced work in Near Eastern studies are strongly encouraged also to develop a reading knowledge of German and French. In consultation with the counselor for undergraduate studies, each student chooses an area of specialization and devises a program of study that provides a sound basis for graduate work in that area or for a career in museology, business, government, or other disciplines. Students who major in other fields of study may wish to minor in NELC. The minor program is described below, after the description of the major. Areas of study include: Akkadian Ancient Anatolian Languages Arabic Aramaic Armenian Egyptian Ge?ez Hebrew Persian Sumerian Turkish Ugaritic Uzbek Near Eastern Art and Archaeology Near Eastern History and Civilization