Cluster in MENA Studies

Graduate Cluster in Middle East and North African Studies (MENA)

Participation in the Cluster requires completion of any 3 courses from the following options:

  • MENA 410. Pro-Seminar in MENA Studies. Introduces students to key scholarly literature in the field, drawn from a variety of disciplines. (Taught in alternating years, academic year 2013-14 (Winter Quarter) and 2015-16, etc.)
  • MENA 411. Approaches and perspectives in MENA Studies. Surveys differing disciplinary approaches to the study of the Middle East and North Africa, often organized around a theme. (Taught in alternating years, academic year 2014-15 and 2016-17, etc.)
  • MENA 412.  The MENA Colloquium.  Year long colloquium featuring student presentations of work in progress and faculty comment.  (Taught annually. May be taken for 1 course credit—requires presentation—or zero-credit enrollment.  Students are expected to enroll for more than one year of MENA 412, though only once for course credit.)
  • Electives taught by MENA faculty in another department, or as approved by Cluster Director.