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Middle East Pluralities, B.A.

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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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  •  Situating The Middle East 
  • Encounters Between The Middle East And The West
  •  Politics Of The Middle East
  •  World History From 1500
  •  Elementary Arabic 
  •  Intermediate Arabic 
  •  Senior Project

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements


We ask that you include a personal statement as part of your application. If you are completing the Common Application, use one of the essay prompts there, as well as the AUP supplementary essay. If you are using the AUP Application Portal, you can upload your essay as part of your online application.


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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30720 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

    30720 EUR/year
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Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
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