Middle East
Studies Program

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Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Morocco

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Faculty Program Director:

Dr. Judith Rood
Department of History

When is the Latin American Studies Program offered?

Fall & Spring semesters


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Based in Jerusalem, Israel, this program offers students a unique opportunity to explore and interact with the complex and strategic world of the modern Middle East. Students explore diverse religious, social, cultural and political traditions of Middle Eastern peoples through interdisciplinary seminars. Students also study the Arabic language and work as volunteers with various organizations in the region. Through travel in the region (typically Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey), students are exposed to the diversity and dynamism of the region. At a time of tension and change in the Middle East, MESP encourages and equips students to relate to the Muslim world in an informed, constructive and Christ-centered manner.

Middle East Studies Program Courses Units
Introduction to Arabic Language 4
Islamic Thought & Practice 4
Conflict & Change in the Middle East 4
Peoples & Cultures of the Middle East 4
Total Units 16