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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013 Major Requirements  

Major Requirements


Regional Option

The regional option in the African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian languages and literatures (AMESALL) major requires the successful completion of at least 33 credits, with the first two years of language study/proficiency as a prerequisite.

This option is designed to allow students to explore in depth one of the literatures offered by AMESALL, within a regional context. All majors must take the following two courses in order to complete this major option:

  • 01:013:201  Crossroads: Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia (3) and
  • 01:013:401  Senior Seminar in Literature and Society (3)

Students enrolling in this option must complete at least 6 credits of language courses at the advanced 300 level or higher.

Students must also take one of the following courses, as appropriate to their region of study:

  • 01:013:211  Introduction to the Literatures of Africa (3) or
  • 01:013:221  Introduction to the Literatures of the Middle East (3) or
  • 01:013:231  Introduction to the Literatures of South Asia (3)

Finally, students must complete 18 credits of additional literature, sociolinguistics, or linguistics courses on the region of their concentration. Of these, 9 credits must be upper-level courses at the 300 level or above. These courses must either be taught in AMESALL, cross-listed with AMESALL, or approved by the department chair.

Global Humanities Option

The global humanities option in African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian languages and literatures requires the successful completion of at least 36 credits.

This is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides opportunities to view the world from multiple perspectives, and a framework for understanding and negotiating global realities and challenges in the 21st century.

All majors must take the following three courses to complete this major option:

  • 01:013:201  Crossroads: Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia (3)
  • 01:013:205  Cultural Forces in International Politics (3)
  • 01:013:401  Senior Seminar in Literature and Society (3) 

Students enrolling in this option must also take two courses from each of the following categories:

Transregional Sociolinguistics Courses
  • 01:013:115  History of the Alphabet (1.5)
  • 01:013:203  Language and Society in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia (3)
  • 01:013:285  Language and Globalization (3)
  • 01:013:305  Languages in Peril (3)
  • 01:013:409  Introduction to Semitic Languages (3) 
Transregional Culture Courses
  • 01:013:202  Cinemas of Africa and Asia (3)
  • 01:013:304  Introduction to Translation Studies (3)
  • 01:013:307  Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Theory (3)
  • 01:013:324  Ottoman Africa (3)
  • 01:013:412  Literature and Religion
  • 01:013:445  Storytelling in the Muslim World (3)
Majors must also take at least three courses (a total of 9 credits) in any combination of their choice, from the following departmental courses:

  •   African literature/cinema courses
  •   Middle Eastern literature/cinema courses
  •   South Asian literature/cinema courses

In addition, majors will take at least 6 credits, in any combination of their choice, from the following:

  •   AMESALL's literature/sociolinguistics/cinema/culture courses
  •   AMESALL's language courses at the intermediate level or above
  •   Study Abroad program courses
  •   Approved courses from other units with significant AMESALL content
 
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