Middle East Studies New This Fall at Immaculata University
Immaculata University is offering an 18-credit program in Middle East Studies beginning with the Fall 2005 semester. Housed in the History- Political Science â€“ International Relations Department, this program may be taken as a certificate program or as a minor.
Faculty Advisor for this new minor/certificate, Dr. William Watson, comments that, "At this time in the history of the world, knowledge of the culture, history, and politics of the Middle East is particularly important for practical reasons, and an understanding of the geo-political forces at work in the aftermath of 9/11 is essential for a liberal arts education."
Some of the interesting required courses for the new program include topics such as Philosophy in the Islamic World, Elementary Arabic I and II, and Middle Eastern Literature. Students have many choices for topics in their elective courses including The Role of Women in the Middle East; History of Israel; The Power, Politics, and Ethics of Oil; and Islamic Art and Architecture to name a few.
Added to a degree in a variety of majors, the program prepares students to offer Middle East expertise to jobs in government or business organizations. Immaculata offers more than 60 majors, minors, certificate, and pre-professional program in its undergraduate colleges. For more information on the Middle East Studies program, contact 610-647-4400, ext. 3491.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
z:word: releases Middle East Studies 8.2.05