Program Overview

Middle East and North Africa Studies

Program Type:
  • Minor

Middle East and North Africa Studies draws upon faculty and courses across the humanities and social sciences. The course of study focuses on this region broadly including Africa north of the Sahara, the Arabian Peninsula, Eastern Mediterranean, Iran, Turkey, and the Red Sea and Gulf Littoral states.

Program Director

Mohammad Jafar Mahallati

Presidential Scholar in Islamic Studies

Why Study Middle East and North Africa Studies at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Associated Faculty
Study Away Programs

Sample Courses

  • SOCI 261 - Modern Iran: Seeing through the City 4 credits
  • RELG 274 - Friendship: Perspectives from Religion, Politics, Economics and Arts 4 credits
  • ARTS 481 - Architecture, Art, and Literature in Islamic Cultures 4 credits

Middle East and North Africa Studies News

A view of Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital

Rebellion on the Nile

February 15, 2016
A dozen students led by Associate Professor Zeinab Abul-Magd spent winter term exploring the political and environmental issues facing Egypt.