Middle Eastern Studies

Program Leaning Outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the major issues and problems facing the greater Middle Eastern/North African region and be able to relate this knowledge to a broader global context
  • gain the conceptual and analytical tools to understand how politics, economics, history, international relations, and culture shape Middle Eastern national and regional dynamics
  • achieve an intermediate-level proficiency in a Middle Eastern language


20 units


12 units

  • HIST 389 The Modern Middle East
  • POLS 349 Government and Politics of the Middle East
    POLS 354 International Relations of the Middle East
  • THRS 373 Introduction to Islam


8 units

  • HIST 270 Sex and Transgression in the Islamic World
  • HIST 310 The Ancient Near East
  • HIST 313 Late Antiquity
  • HIST 385 Living Muslim History
  • HIST 388 Islamic Empires
  • INTD 390 Beyond Bridges: Israel-Palestine (Summer)
  • INTD 390 Beyond Bridges: Israel-Palestine (SL)
  • POLS 378 U.S. Middle East Policy
  • THRS 210 Introduction to the Qur'an
  • THRS 333 Islam in the Modern and Contemporary World
  • THRS 376 Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities
  • THRS 380 Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • THRS 390 Ethics: Islamic Feminist
  • THRS 390 Ethics: Israel-Palestine

Contact Info

Office of Middle Eastern Studies

Kalmanovitz Hall, 336
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-6562