Subject areas

In addition to the base curriculum, students may opt to specialize in one of five broad subject areas. Students' choice of specialization guides a significant part of their coursework, and influences the direction of their Master's thesis.

In selecting from courses in History, Art and Archaeology, Religious studies, Language and literature, or Linguistics, students are given the opportunity to tailor their studies to their personal interests and to acquire new, interdisciplinary perspectives on the history and diversity of the Middle East.