Courses on the Middle East and Surrounding Regions


The Ohio State University offers a wide variety of classes related to the Middle East area (270, total), across 30 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, arts, professional schools, and applied sciences. Many of these courses have the ability to fulfill various core requirements for undergraduates (GECs). OSU also offers courses on less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Persian/Dari, Hebrew, Hindi, Pashto, Turkish, Urdu, and Uzbek, as well as Biblical Hebrew, Qur’anic Arabic, and ancient Semitic languages. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) offers 80 language courses, and 67 non-language courses.

Area Studies courses list [pdf]

Language Courses: ArabicHebrewHindiPersian,TurkishUrdu, and Uzbek

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