Requirements: Middle East Pluralities Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
CCI 1 Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
CCI 2  
CCI 3  
CCI 4  
CCX Experiential Learning  
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM) Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time


(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)


HI1006 World History from 1500 None
AB1010 Elementary Arabic I None
AB1020 Elementary Arabic II AB1010
AB1030 Intermediate Arabic I AB1020
AB1040 Intermediate Arabic II AB1030
ME/HI2010 Situating the Middle East I: Socio- Anthropological and Politico- Geographical Diversities None
ME/HI2035 Situating the Middle East II: Religious, Cultural and Linguistic Diversities [course:me2020:prereq]
ME/HI2040 Encounters Between the Middle East & the West None
HI3050 (course type CCR) History Workshop [course:me3050:prereq]
ME/PO3072 Politics of the Middle East College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
ME4095 (course type CCC) Senior Project College Level=Senior



Select one course that focuses on the Middle East offered in any discipline, such as those listed below.)
HI1015 History of the Middle East I None
HI1016 History of the Middle East II None
ME/HI2011 Early Islamic History None
AH2024 Introduction to Islamic Art and Architecture None
ES/HI3017 The Islamic City None
FM3076 Arab Cinema None
ME2091/3091/4091 Topics in Middle East Studies None
CM4073 Media & Society in the Arab World None



Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.



Students earning a 3.7 GPA in the major and completing a senior honors thesis will receive honors.