Middle Eastern Studies Program

Middle Eastern Studies at Stonehill draws its strength from its interdisciplinary nature, pulling together the expertise of scholars from various fields.

In the Middle Eastern Studies program at Stonehill College, students will combine the study of a language with courses focused on myriad aspects of Middle Eastern life.

Stonehill offers courses in Arabic and Biblical Hebrew. Other languages that meet the program's requirements include Kurdish, Persian and Turkish. These can be studied independently, through an approved program, or through Stonehill's affiliation with nearby colleges and universities in the Southeastern Association for Cooperation on Higher Education in Massachusetts (SACHEM).

A Minor that Enhances Many Majors

Middle Eastern Studies is a concentration intended to provide students with a basic knowledge of the people and cultures of the Middle East. The program furnishes a substantial foundation for subsequent specialized study in the field of Middle Eastern politics, history, language and culture. 

The Middle Eastern Studies minor is well suited for students who have a declared major in a variety of fields:

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Journalism