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The Middle East Studies Program offers students an interdisciplinary minor aimed at a comparative study of the Middle East (including North Africa).  The minor curriculum's "Core Courses" emphasize the study of the Middle East since the emergence of Islam, while "Supporting Courses" may include further study of the ancient, medieval, or modern Middle East, or a three-quarter sequence of a Middle Eastern language. A complete listing of approved and petitionable minor coures can be found on the "courses" page and in the general catalog.

Middle East Studies students are encouraged to Study Abroad. Approved courses taken at other universities or through participation in the Education Abroad Program can be included as part of the minor by petition.

Questions regarding coursework for a Middle East Studies minor may be directed to the Program Director. Questions regarding minor requirements or general information may be directed to the Program Coordinator.

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Program Advising

Michael Provence

Program Director

Michael Provence

Office: Hum. & Social Sci. 0486B
Phone: 534-3541
Email: mprovence@ucsd.edu

Academic Advising

  • Course Recommendations
  • Study Abroad
  • Petition for Exception Approvals

Program Coordinator

Mitzy Martinez

Office: Hum. & Social Sci. 1005
Phone: 534-4551
Email: caesar@ucsd.edu

Administrative Advising

  • How to Petiton Exceptions 
  • Degree Audits
  • Basic Major/Minor Requirements
  • General Questions

CAESAR Programs Coordinator

Mitzy Martinez
(858) 534-4551

Humanities & Social Sciences
First floor, Room 1005

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri, 7:30am - 4:00pm