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Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #9 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
Majors in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) at the University of Chicago pursue rigorous knowledge about a region of the world that is known as “the cradle of civilization,” the home of several important religious and cultural traditions, as well as one of the most important geopolitical areas of our contemporary world.  
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Overview

Near Eastern Languages and Civilization majors at University of Chicago acquire languages; learn how archaeologists, economists, historians, linguists, literary scholars and careful readers of legal, religious, economic and other kinds of texts critically evaluate evidence; and they acquire, largely in small class settings, analytical writing, thinking and research skills that will help prepare them for a variety of careers.

Learning outcomes

In an interdisciplinary area studies department like NELC, majors learn about the region through primary sources (material, oral or textual) and scholarly analysis, structuring their curriculum around various disciplines and methodologies: including stratigraphy and paleobotany, comparative literature, cultural and civilizational studies, economics and numismatics, gender studies, history (economic, political, religious and social), human rights, public policy, and digital humanities approaches.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ancient Empires
  • Ancient Near Eastern History and Society
  • Ancient Near Eastern Thought and Literature
  • Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
  • Islamic History and Society
  • Islamic Thought and Literature
  • Jewish Civilization

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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:

    600

    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

  • Application for Admission and Supplement Essays
  • Application Fee or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Midyear Report
  • Test-Optional

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57642 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57642 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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