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Academic Program Guide

Middle Eastern Studies

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The participating departments (Art History, Classics, Economics, History, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Political Science, Public Administration and Religion) offer an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Middle Eastern Studies designated for: (1) general liberal arts students who wish to learn more about the Middle East; (2) students who wish to pursue graduate work in this field; (3) students who seek employment in or relating to the Middle East.

A BA degree in Middle Eastern Studies responds directly to a national as well as a regional demand for resources and information to educate students, professionals, and the surrounding community about this important region of the world.

A grade of C minus or better is required in all major courses for Middle Eastern Studies.

* A list of Middle Eastern Studies approved major courses can be found here:

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Mathematics3
Arabic or Hebrew (Course I)4
CGS2060 Computer Fluency or other University-approved Digital Literacy course3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Beginning Middle Eastern language sequence (Arabic or Hebrew) is encouraged
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
Arabic or Hebrew (Course II)4
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Social Science3
ASH1044 Middle Eastern Civilization3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Second course in Middle Eastern language sequence is encouraged.
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
Arabic or Hebrew (Course III)4
GE Core Natural Science w/ Lab4
GE Social Science3
Middle Eastern Studies approved course3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Recommended to have begun Middle Eastern language sequence
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
ASH3230 Middle East Survey3
Arabic or Hebrew (Course IV)3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Natural Science3
Oral Communication Competency3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
Middle Eastern Studies approved course *3
Middle Eastern Studies approved course3
Middle Eastern Studies approved course3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Meet with Advisor concerning acceptable courses for Middle Eastern Studies
Must have begun Middle Eastern language sequence
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
Middle Eastern Studies approved course* 3
Middle Eastern Studies approved course3
GE Ethics3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete ASH3230
Request Arts and Science graduation check
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
Middle Eastern Studies approved course* 3
Middle Eastern Studies approved course3
Middle Eastern Studies approved course3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Request University Graduation check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Middle Eastern Studies approved course*3
Middle Eastern Studies approved course3
Middle Eastern Studies approved course3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Must have completed 15 credit hours of a Middle Eastern language
Must have completed 39 credit hours of Middle Eastern Studies approved courses.
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Cyber Security Analyst, Intelligence Specialist, Foreign Service Officer, Political Affairs Officer, Teacher, Linguist (with MA or PhD), Translator, and Government Employee.

Representative Employers: U. S. Government (including the State Department, Defense Department, Defense Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, International Communications Agency and Homeland Security), Federal Bureau of Investigation, State Government, Multinational Corporations, Educational Institutions, United Nations, U.S. Military and Non-profit Organizations.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: and .

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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