The Humanities B.A. Concentration in Middle East Studies is committed to helping students gain knowledge and understanding of the peoples, cultures, arts, religions and conflicts of this fascinating, complex and strategic part of the world-from antiquity to the present. It provides a forum for dialogue on contemporary and historical issues of concern to the peoples and cultures of the Middle East and provides a background for students whose professional goals include work in the region, and the promotion of mutual understanding, tolerance and peace. Studying the Middle East is critical to understanding U.S. foreign policy and the global political economy, and engaging our students in culturally and historically important region of the world.

The major and minor in the Middle East concentration are especially recommended for students seeking a career in the arts, international law business, global politics and economy, healthcare, education, journalism, the social sciences or comparative religious studies.

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Because San Jose Staté University is a public, state-assisted institution, adequate funding is always a concern for the university, and consequently the Middle East Studies.  If you have the means to make a financial contribution to the program it would be greatly appreciated.  For more information, please click the "GIVE" button on the left of this page.  You will be taken to the "Give to SJSU" page.  To help us, be sure to specify "Middle East Studies" in the box at the bottom of the list as your purpose.  Donations are tax-deductible, and we thank you in advance for your generous support!