Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF LAW AND POLITICAL SCIENCE | Department of Government and International Relations | Minor in Middle Eastern Studies | NDU

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This program introduces students to the study of political systems in the Middle East, highlighting the Arab states of the region, but also focusing on Cyprus, Iran, Israel, and Turkey. Along with general required Political Science courses, students will take specialized courses on the dialogue of civilizations, human rights with an emphasis on the Middle East and NGOs in the region, and comparative public administration. The Government and Politics series of courses including the non-Arab countries will be tailored around the needs of students interested in working in the MENA region within an international and cross-cultural context. This program will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to work with international and regional governmental organizations, international corporations, research, advocacy-based NGOs, and regional and international media outlets. It will also help them bridge the gap between the economies and political systems of Europe and the Middle East and take advantage of the expanding trade relationships within the greater Mediterranean market.


The minor is of particular benefit to students in the following majors and fields of study:

  1. 1.Primarily in Arabic Literature, Political Science, Public Administration, International Affairs and Diplomacy, Business Administration, Energy Economics, International Business Management, Education, Communication Arts, Advertising and Marketing, Graphic Design; and
  2. 2.Peripherally in Sociology, Religion and Philosophy.

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