Middle Eastern Studies (MEST)

The concentration in Middle Eastern studies provides students with the opportunity to study the ways in which members of Middle Eastern cultures have understood and interpreted the world, as well as the way in which others have interpreted the Middle East.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • MEST 202
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

No course is necessary in the first year, but students can take MEST 202, Topics in Modern Middle East Studies and Arabic 101 (offered at Carleton but seats are reserved for and open to St. Olaf students).

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • If students think previous coursework might count for credit, contact the Director of the Concentration.
Placement
  • Nothing available at this time.
Informational Events

Watch for an announcement of a possible event in the fall semester.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director, Middle Eastern Studies – Jamie Schillinger (schillin@stolaf.edu)