Friday, April 8, 2011

International MA program at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

MAPMES (MA Program in Middle East Studies)
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel


MAPMES (MA Program in Middle East Studies) was founded in 2003 and has over 150 graduates that come from four continents. Many of them continued to do graduate work here in Ben-Gurion University, or in a variety of PhD programs all over the world. Others are working with NGOs, governments, or as journalists.
The courses include in-depth seminars on the Middle East, taught by the faculty of the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University, a handful of select professors from other departments, and one or two guest lecturers from the United States and Europe. The program does not require previous knowledge. However, students who do not have a background in Middle East studies are required to attend an introductory course. The languages that are taught are Arabic and Hebrew. These are intense classes and are considered very successful.
We organize several study tours in Israel and one outside of Israel. This year the tour is to India, and focuses on its Islamic heritage.

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