The minor in Middle Eastern Studies (MES) is designed to introduce students to the study of the modern Middle East, understood as comprising the Arab world, Turkey, Iran, and Israel, through social science and humanities courses. Students interested in emphasizing language, archaeology, and/or ancient civilizations should investigate minors in the Department of Near Eastern Studies.
Middle Eastern Studies is an undergraduate [major/minor] open to UC Berkeley students having matriculated during or before Fall 2016. Students must declare the MES [major/minor] by the end of Spring 2018. MES will be replaced by Global Studies (with several tracks), and more details about the Global Studies major can be found at this link.