All MAAS students are required to complete MAAS-501, Introduction to the Study of the Arab World, offered each fall semester. MAAS 501 does not count toward the concentration block.
Concentration Course Requirements
Culture and Society:
MAAS-518, Contemporary Arab Society (offered once a year).
MAAS-564, Economics of the Middle East (offered once a year);
one sectoral Middle East development course for the development track;
or Marketing and Investment Issues in the Arab World (offered every two years or as needed), required for those students in the business track;
one internship for credit.
HIST 760, Arab Historiography (offered every two years);
seminar in Middle East history.
This concentration also requires that students demonstrate good chronological and geographical coverage of the Arab world.
MAAS-564, Economics of the Middle East (offered once a year). This course does not count toward the concentration block;
GOVT-650, a seminar in comparative politics of the Middle East (offered once a year);
INAF-619, a seminar in international politics of the Middle East (offered every year);
This concentration also requires that students demonstrate good geographic coverage of the Arab world.
Women and Gender:
MAAS-532 Women and Gender in the Arab World (offered every two years);
Note: For students pursuing a thesis, thesis registration will count as the sixth concentration block course.
Courses in the supporting block should be chosen to round out a student's Arab studies education. Supporting block courses should reinforce knowledge gained in the main interest area, fill in gaps in the student's overall knowledge of the Arab world, and contribute to the ultimate professional goals of the individual. The student has considerable latitude in fashioning this portion of their course of study, which should enhance their preparation and goals and form a coherent academic whole. With careful course choices, MAAS students may pursue SFS certificates in International Business Diplomacy or Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies within their concentration or supporting blocks.