African and Middle Eastern Studies*

Major preparation requirements:

  • Two years of Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, or African language
  • One course from:
    • Art history
    • Contemporary culture
    • History (post-1750) of Africa or the Middle East
  • Two courses from:
    • Sociocultural anthropology
    • Cultural geography
    • Contemporary world history
    • World literature
  • Two courses from:
    • Comparative politics
    • Economic geography
    • Microeconomics
    • Introductory sociology

Required by end of spring before transfer:

  • One year of college level language for the major (see above) or at least one year of high school in which the primary language of instruction was Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish or an African language
  • At least two of the preparatory courses listed above (in addition to foreign language)

Note: Completion of intermediate/advanced foreign language is strongly preferred.


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* Students are classified as Pre-African and Middle Eastern Studies until lower division preparation courses are completed at UCLA.

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