MESAS Minors

MESAS offers undergraduate language minors in Arabic, Modern Hebrew, Hindi, and Persian, and a minor in Mediterranean Archaeology.

Students obtain a language minor by completing the first five courses in the respective language sequence (101, 102, 201, 202, and 301) and either 302 or an approved course in the literature of the particular language. Students with previous knowledge of a language above the intermediate level may obtain a minor by taking three additional language courses above their present level in addition to an approved course in literature of the particular language.

Students may obtain the minor in Mediterranean Archaeology by taking five courses, completing at least one course in each of three distinct areas represented by the program: classical archaeology, Egyptology, and biblical archaeology.  These courses should be archaeologically oriented.  Students should take one course in archaeological methodology or with a strong methodological component.  This requirement can be fulfilled by one of the three required courses, or by participation in an on-site summer field school like the Lahav Field School run by MESAS faculty member Oded Borowski at Tell Halif.  One of the five courses can be from a related field.  All courses should be pre-approved by the director of the program.

For general questions about MESAS minors, contact:
Tarje Lacy, Academic Degree Program Coordinator

For more specific questions about MESAS minors, contact:
Dr. Ofra Yeglin, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Tell Halif archaeology site

Tell Halif archaeology site for Lahav Field School led by Oded Borowski
For more information about Tell Halif, visit the project website