Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies - Courses

Middle Eastern Studies - Courses


The program offers a Non-Thesis Track which lasts for three consecutive semesters over 12 months. In addition a Thesis Track is offered, which takes five semesters over 24 months. 

Core Courses:

Political Islam

Palestinian Citizens in Israel: Processes of Change 1948-2017

Current Affairs Seminar

Field Trip Seminars: religious diversity and encounters across Israel

Educating the Middle East in the Age of Empire 1811-1956

Muslims, Jews, and Christian in the Classical Islamic Period

Politics, Culture and Society in the Middle East

Historiography and Research Methods

Elective Courses:

Arab-Jewish Relations in Mandatory Palestine

Media in the Arab World

Syria: History, Politics, and Society

In addition to the mandatory courses, the program will also enable students to acquire proficiency in either Arabic or Hebrew during the course period, which will allow them to take better advantage of their stay at the University of Haifa. *Language classes will be held in the morning before the regular classes.

For more information regarding language programming, please click here.

*Please note that these courses are offered at an additional cost and are not included in the tuition fees.

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