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NELC Admissions and Major Options

Admissions | NELC Major Options

Languages and Civilization | Culture and Civilization | Comparative Islamic Studies

Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern (HBANES)

 

Admission

NELC is an open major, which means that UW students in good academic standing may declare this major at any time and that the major has no prerequisites. To declare the major, students must meet with the NELC Undergraduate Advisor.

Students are encouraged to begin Near Eastern language courses as early as possible in order to complete NELC degree requirements in a timely manner. Students who are planning to transfer to UW should meet or communicate with the NELC Undergraduate Advisor before transferring in order to best prepare to enter NELC at UW.

 

NELC Major Options

The Department currently offers four Bachelor of Arts degree options. Below you will also find Degree Plan Worksheets, which you can use to help you keep on track (for an example, please click here - gif image):

  1. LANGUAGES AND CIVILIZATION (pdf Degree Plan Worksheet - pdf file)
  2. CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (pdf Degree Plan Worksheet - pdf file)
  3. COMPARATIVE ISLAMIC STUDIES (pdf Degree Plan Worksheet - pdf file)
  4. BIBLICAL AND ANCIENT (pdf Degree Plan Worksheet - pdf file)

 

 

NEAR EASTERN STUDIES - LANGUAGES AND CIVILIZATION (69 credits)

Degree Plan Worksheet - pdf pdf file

  1. Two years or its equivalent (as evidenced by an examination) of one of the following Near Eastern languages: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Modern Hebrew, Uzbek (or other appropriate languages approved by the Undergraduate Advisor).
  2. 9 credits of advanced literature courses in one of the core languages (this requirement can be satisfied only after the student has successfully completed the primary language requirement above), or third year Arabic if Arabic is the primary language.
  3. NEAR E 210 - Introduction to Islamic Civilization (5 credits).
  4. For students of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Central Eurasian languages: NEAR E 211 - Introduction to Islam (5 credits). For students of Hebrew: NEAR E 240 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (5 credits) or RELIG 210 - Introduction to Judaism (5 credits).
  5. 20 credits of supporting coursework from the following categories:
    1. Additional advanced literature courses in the student's primary NELC language
    2. Courses in a second Near Eastern language (not to exceed 15 credits)
    3. NELC courses taught in English (courses offered under the NEAR E prefix)
    4. Courses from other departments approved for student's program by the Undergraduate Advisor.

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NEAR EASTERN STUDIES - CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (73 credits)

Degree Plan Worksheet - pdf pdf file

  1. Two years or its equivalent (as evidenced by an examination) of one of the following Near Eastern languages: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Modern Hebrew, Uzbek (or other appropriate languages approved by the Undergraduate Advisor).
  2. NEAR E 210 - Introduction to Islamic Civilization (5 credits) or NEAR E 220 - Introduction to the Ancient Near East (5 credits).
  3. For students of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Central Eurasian languages: NEAR E 211 - Introduction to Islam (5 credits). For students of Hebrew: NEAR E 240 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (5 credits) or RELIG 210 - Introduction to Judaism (5 credits).
  4. 20 credits in Near Eastern courses, including at least one course from each of the following categories:
    1. Near Eastern Civilization course sequence
    2. Near Eastern Religion course sequence
    3. Near Eastern Literature in Translation course sequence
  5. 8 credits in non-language, upper division NELC courses, or upper division courses from other departments approved for student’s program by the Undergraduate Advisor.
  6. NEAR E 498 - Senior Essay on a topic in Near Eastern Civilization (5 credits).

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NEAR EASTERN STUDIES - COMPARATIVE ISLAMIC STUDIES (70 Credits)

Degree Plan Worksheet - pdf pdf file

  1. Two years or its equivalent (as evidenced by an examination) of one of the following languages: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Uzbek, Kazakh (or other appropriate languages as approved by the Undergraduate Advisor).
  2. NEAR E 210 - Introduction to Islamic Civilization (5 credits).
  3. NEAR E/RELIG 211 Islam (5 credits) or NEAR E/RELIG 212 Introduction to the Qur’an (5 credits).
  4. 10 Credits in Islamic Religious Traditions and Texts.
  5. 15 credits in History, Society, and Culture of Islam from at least two of the following areas (see advisor for approved courses in each category):
    1. General
    2. Near East and Africa
    3. Central Asia and Europe
    4. South Asia, Southeast Asia, Pacific Rim
  6. NEAR E 498 - Senior Essay on a topic in Comparative Islamic Studies (5 credits).

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NEAR EASTERN STUDIES - HEBREW BIBLE AND ANCIENT NEAR EAST (73 credits)

Degree Plan Worksheet - pdf pdf file

  1. Two years or its equivalent (as evidenced by an examination) of Biblical Hebrew. Alternatively, a student may satisfy this language requirement by combining a minimum of four quarters of Biblical Hebrew with two quarters of other ancient Near Eastern Languages, including Aramaic, Hieroglyphic Egyptian, Coptic, Akkadian, second year Greek (or other appropriate languages as approved by the Undergraduate Advisor).
  2. NEAR E 220 - Introduction to the Ancient Near East (5 credits).
  3. NEAR E 240 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (5 credits).
  4. 20 credits in Near Eastern courses with at least one course from each of the following areas (at least 10 of these credits must be taken within NELC):
    1. Ancient Near Eastern History, Society, and Culture
    2. Ancient Near Eastern Literature in Translation
  5. 8 credits in non-language, upper division NELC courses related to the Ancient Near East.
  6. NEAR E 498 - Senior Essay on a topic in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (5 credits).

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