The African & Middle Eastern Studies is part of the International & Area Studies program and is designed for students who want to focus their studies on the culture and society of the following subregions: the Middle East, North Africa, the Arab states, or Sub-Saharan Africa. 

 

Programs offered:

African & Middle Eastern Studies Major

African & Middle Eastern Studies Minor

African Studies Minor

 

Students in the Major are required to achieve intermediate level of any modern foreign language related to the area (e.g., Swahili 6, Arabic 102C, Armenian 102C, 105C, Hebrew 102C, Iranian 102C, Turkic Languages 102C, 112C, 116C).

Students can declare the major after having completed all preparation courses* with a minimum UC GPA in these courses of 2.00 and at least a grade of "C" or better in the International & Area Studies 1 course.

 

 

 

 

For African and  Middle Eastern Studies Major requirements click here

 

The African & Middle Eastern Studies Major consists of 6 preparation courses, the language requirement, and 12 Upper Division classes. Students in the major have options to study abroad, participate in research, and complete internships associated with their major. Some students choose to double-major with other programs on campus, and several choose to add a minor.

 

Quick Facts:

- Required to take International & Area Studies 1 (offered Fall Quarter or Summer), MUST receive a "C" or better

- Language requirement (for details click here) 

- Required to take International & Area Studies 191 (Senior Seminar)

- Study Abroad courses may apply towards major credit, consult with one of our counselors

- Departmental Honors program is open to eligible students during their last year

 

How to Declare the Major:

Students can declare the major after completing the 6 preparation courses with a 2.0 GPA and one year of language.* For more information click here.

  

*Completion of the elementary year of the foreign language is acceptable when applying for the major. Completion of the intermediate year of the foreign language is required to fulfill all preparation requirements, but can be done after being accepted to the major. The minimum prep GPA of 2.00 will still need to be met with the inclusion of this course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African & Middle Eastern Studies MINOR

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10254 or 10256 Bunche Hall

email: undergrads@international.ucla.edu

Tel.: 310.206.6571

Blue Mosque in  Istanbul, Turkey

 

The African & Middle Eastern Studies Minor (AMES) allows students to select from a broad range of courses in various departments to develop professional and methodological skills with area expertise.  The minor enables students with an interest in the region to add dimension to their programs.

For African & Middle Eastern Studies Minor requirements click here

 

- To enter the minor, students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better and have completed 45 units. 

- No more than 10 units (2 courses, lower or upper division) may be applied towards both the student's major and this minor.

- All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFRICAN STUDIES MINOR

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10254 or 10256 Bunche Hall

email: undergrads@international.ucla.edu

Tel.: 310.206.6571

 African crafts

 

The African Studies minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major with concerted study of the history, culture, and society of Africa from an interdisciplinary and modern perspective. 

To be admitted to the minor, students must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) and have completed all preparation courses for the minor with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in these courses. 

For African Studies Minor requirements click here

 

- To enter the minor, students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better and have completed 45 units. 

- No more than 10 units (2 courses, lower or upper division) may be applied towards both the student's major and this minor.

- All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES
FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE 2019-20

Michael Thies, Chair, International & Area Studies

Jennifer J. Chun, Ph.D., Asian American Studies, International Institute
Robin L. H. Derby, Ph.D., History
Nile S. Green, Ph.D., History, International Institute
Patrick C. Heuveline, Ph.D., International Institute, Sociology
Namhee Lee, Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures
Adam D. Moore, Ph.D., Geography, International Institute
Lucia Re, Ph.D., Italian
Helen M. Rees, Ph.D., Ethnomusicology
Bonnie Taub, Ph.D., Public Health
Kevin B. Terraciano, Ph.D., History
Michael Thies, Ph.D., Political Science

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ACADEMIC COUNSELING

New advising services due to COVID-19, learn how to reach us remotely!

Virtual Advising is here! Make an Appointment with Katie (undergrads) or Magda (grads & undergrads). 

Please note, our physical office spaces and phone lines are closed until further notice.


 

Magda Yamamoto

Graduate & Undergraduate Advising

Bunche Hall 10256

idpgrads@international.ucla.edu

Tel: (310) 206-6571

Appointment Hours: 10am-11am & 3pm-4pm

Schedule an Appointment on my Calendar HERE!
Appointments will be conducted via Zoom 

Katie Osterkamp

Undergraduate Advising

Bunche Hall 10254

undergrads@international.ucla.edu

Tel: (310) 206-6571

Appointment Hours: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm

 Schedule an Appointment on my Calendar HERE!
Appointments will be conducted via Zoom

 

Mailing Address:

Academic Counselor
UCLA International Institute Academic Programs
Office of Academic Advising
10256 Bunche Hall, Mail Code 148703
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487