The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations introduces students to the ancient and modern peoples, languages, cultures, and societies of the Near/Middle East. The concentration offers students a multi-faceted and inter-disciplinary perspective on Near Middle Eastern cultures and languages. Undergraduate concentrators develop skills in one or more of the languages of the region on their way to choosing from a wide variety of directions of study.
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) encompasses the study of ancient and modern peoples, languages, literatures, cultures, and societies of the Near and Middle East. Languages include Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Iranian, Persian, Sumerian, Turkish, and Yiddish.