The Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies degree program provides a comprehensive understanding of Middle Eastern societies, languages, cultures, tenets, religion, history, literature, politics, and challenges. This online bachelor’s degree is useful for business executives, journalists, government contractors, military service members, political analysts, or other professions requiring an in-depth knowledge of the Middle East. Graduates are able to:
Analyze the development of political and economic institutions
Explain the role of international and transnational organizations in both a global and regional setting
Describe how political, economic, social, and military structures work within the region
Articulate the role of colonization in the development of the nation state system in the ME
Determine how conflict and shifting alliances shaped the politics of the region
Summarize the challenges facing Middle Eastern countries individually and as a region
Compare and contrast the different cultures and religions within the Middle East
Evaluate existing cooperation efforts and the long term viability of those efforts for success
Analyze the role religion plays in the political, social, and economic fabric of the region
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits). Official transcripts.
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