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Middle Eastern Studies, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University System provides a comprehensive understanding of Middle Eastern societies, cultures, religions, history, politics, and conflicts. 
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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University System is useful for business executives, journalists, government contractors, military service members, political analysts, educators, conflict resolution practitioners or other professions requiring an in-depth knowledge of the Middle East.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Analyze the development of political and economic institutions.
  • Explain the role of international and transnational organizations in both a global and regional setting.
  • Describe how political, economic, social and military structures work within the region.
  • Articulate the role of colonization in the development of the nation state system in the ME.
  • Determine how conflict and shifting alliances shaped the politics of the region.
  • Summarize the challenges facing Middle Eastern countries individually and as a region.
  • Compare and contrast the different cultures and religions within the Middle East.
  • Evaluate existing cooperation efforts and the long term viability of those efforts for success.
  • Analyze the role religion plays in the political, social, and economic fabric of the region.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • International Relations 
  • Political Geography
  • Middle Eastern Culture
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • Global Politics of Islam
  • Comparative Foreign Policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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Funding

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