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Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Waltham, MA, United States
The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) Program is an interdisciplinary curriculum sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies in conjunction with the faculty from several other departments.
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Overview

It is designed to provide a strong foundation in Middle Eastern studies with a specialized knowledge of Islam.

The programme

The major requires students to take elective courses from the departments represented by the faculty committee. Key contributing departments, in addition to Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, include politics, history, economics, sociology, African and Afro-American studies and anthropology. With a solid training in language, political theory and praxis, history, economics, sociology and anthropology, the major is especially appropriate for students wishing to pursue graduate work, particularly in the field of Middle Eastern studies, or for those who wish to pursue careers dealing directly or indirectly with the Middle East.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Islam: Civilization and Institutions
  • Political Economy of the Third World
  • Lower Advanced Arabic
  • Love, Sex, and Power in Israeli Culture
  • The Politics of Revolution: State Violence and Popular Insurgency in the Third World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Completed Brandeis undergraduate application
  • Official copies of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate
  • Official copy of SAT I scores or the official ACT scores with writing in lieu of all SAT test scores
  • Official transcript(s) of any course(s) taken at the post-secondary school level
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher who has instructed you in a core academic course
  • $75 Application Fee
  • If English is not your native language, you should submit results from either the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • CSS Profile or International Financial Aid Application
  • Certification of Finances for International Students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50965 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50965 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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