Over the last 35 years, international events like the Arab Spring and Iran’s Green Movement, have incited increased inquiry into this region’s history, religion, politics, international relations, sociology, geography, economics, culture, and literature.
Issues like the economic might and political muscle of the Gulf States, the implications of the rise of political and radical Islam in the world, and growing Islamophobia in the West require scholarly investigation. Within this major, you will use the social sciences and the humanities to observe and engage with the broad Middle East, as a region composed of countries with important distinctions and similarities, which has had a significant impact across the globe.
In each of your courses, you will be introduced to the actors and factors that make up the countries in the Middle East, as well as the interaction of each country with one another and with the international community. Instead of merely picking courses from any discipline that might slightly relate to the Middle East, we want to help you create a multidisciplinary foundation for your understanding of the region that includes language acquisition, since we believe that understanding the Middle East requires knowledge of a language of the region.
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Online forms for your recommenders (teachers or professors) are provided in both the AUP Application Portal and Common Application. In the Common Application, first-year applicants use the School Report and the Teacher Evaluation; transfer applicants use two Instructor Evaluations.
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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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