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Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies

The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies promotes understanding of the Middle East through teaching, research and community outreach. The center is distinguished by its cross-regional approach to Middle East studies, one that breaks down area studies barriers in order to track global flows of ideas, commodities and people. The center is part of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, a collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. The consortium has been designated as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education.

Featured Program

Teacher Fellows Programs in Middle East Studies is an intensive, yearlong professional development fellowship programs for K-12 teachers to expand their expertise in Middle East studies.
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Departments, Centers and Programs

African Studies Center
Carolina Center for Jewish Studies
Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Department of Asian Studies
Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies
The Archaeology Program at UNC



Programs of Study

Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Graduate certificate in Jewish Studies
Minor in Jewish Studies
Minor in Hebrew

Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies

Minor in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Curriculum in Global Studies

Major concentration in Middle East

Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies

Major in African, African American and Diaspora Studies
Minor in African Studies

Department of Asian Studies

Major in Arab Cultures
Minor in Middle Eastern Languages
Minor in Arabic
Minor in Hebrew
Minor in Hindi-Urdu
Minor in Persian

Department of History

Major concentration in African, Asian and Middle Eastern History

Department of Religious Studies

Major concentration in Jewish Studies
Ph.D. concentration in Islamic Studies

Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies

Graduate certificate in Middle East Studies

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

TransAtlantic Masters Program

M.A. track in German-Turkish Studies


Library Collections

Research guide for Jewish Studies
Research guide for Middle Eastern/Muslim Civilizations Studies


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