Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Learn about the language, history, and culture of the Middle East through an interdisciplinary approach. Breadcrumb foreign area studies middle east major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment Cadets who major in Middle East foreign area studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach to understanding global and regional issues related to the Middle East. Language electives focus on Persian or Arabic. Complementary support courses in the humanities and social sciences enrich major’s regional capabilities. The major offers an honors curriculum. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages. Required Courses EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES EV376 GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST HI339 THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST SS366 COMPARATIVE POLITICS SS383 POLITICS & GOVT-MIDDLE EAST Sample Electives LA371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE ARABIC LA372 ARABIC FOR ORAL & WRITTEN COMM LN440Z PERSIAN IN CULTURAL CONTEXT LN451 ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT DS455 COMPARATIVE DEFENSE POLICY EN351 WORLD LITERATURE EV482 MILITARY GEOGRAPHY HI344 MODERN DIPLOMACY HI358 STRATEGY, POLICY & GENERALSHIP HI391 WORLD RELIGIONS LW410 COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS LW473 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LW481 INTERNATIONAL LAW SS381 CULTURAL/POLIT ANTHROPOLOGY SS465 TERRORISM: NEW CHALLENGES SS475 COMP POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS SS484 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS SS486 STATE BUILDING SS487 INT'L POLITICAL ECONOMY This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Foreign Area Studies - Middle East Major Curriculum. Cadets can join the Model Arab League and compete against other universities or explore Arab language and culture through films, cuisine, or trip sections in the Arabic Forum. Cadets can also apply to spend a semester abroad or experience a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience, in places such as Jordan, Oman, or Morocco. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.