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Three 3-credit or two 5-credit courses in one Middle Eastern language beyond the second-year level.
Students writing a thesis must complete 9 credits of JSIS 700 and at least 27 credits in course work. Those choosing the exam option must complete 36 course credits. Course work taken to fulfill this requirement must be distributed to ensure that the following separate requirements are met. Additional course work needed to meet the credit requirement must be focused on the Middle East. Language training classes do not fulfill any part of this requirement.
At least one of the courses to finish the program must be a seminar.
These courses should be at the 400 level or above. At least 18 of these credits must be at the 500-level. Those writing a thesis must complete at least 9 credits at the 500 or 600 level, while those choosing the exam option must complete at least 18 credits at the 500 or 600 level.
To complete the program, students can choose to write a thesis OR present two seminar papers. An oral exam is required. By mid-Autumn quarter of the second year in the program, students must establish a Supervisory Committee of at least two faculty. The Committee Chair must be from the Middle East program. Additional faculty may be added, if desired. This Committee oversees:
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