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Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

The Middle Eastern studies program contributes to the mission of the University and its core values of respect, service, hospitality, diversity and learning for life by providing course work, study abroad, and community partnerships and events that promote learning about and understanding of the Middle East, its various peoples, geographies, religions, languages and cultures.

Students from a variety of disciplines will find the program of interest, including those in business, nursing and education, whose future clients, patients and students may be of Middle Eastern descent.

Moreover, Middle Eastern American students may find this coursework beneficial in learning more about their cultural heritage and immigrant experience.

Area residents with Middle Eastern backgrounds, especially those in southwest Chicago, or those with an interest in the Middle Eastern history, culture, religions or contemporary events will also find the program helpful in promoting life-long learning and mutual understanding.