Near Eastern Studies

The Department of Near Eastern Studies has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources

Study Abroad Information for New Eastern Studies Majors (PDF) NA

Study Abroad Information on the Near Eastern Studies Website

Studies Advising Contact Information

 

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

Yes. Berkeley Summer Abroad: Granada, Spain – Muslims in the West.

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

There is no stated maximum. Courses that satisfy major requirements must be worth at least 3 UC semester units, taken for a letter grade and offer an equivalent number of language instruction hours as offered in the Near Eastern Studies courses at UCB.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

No. Courses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Undergraduate Student Adviser to discuss your courses of interest and how to fit study abroad into your academic plan.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

Yes. They are made available during in-person advising. Please contact the Undergraduate Student Adviser to discuss how to fit study abroad into your academic plan.

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Students should submit a detailed syllabus, which includes the book/s used and the number of hours of instruction. This will be evaluated by the appropriate department faculty member to determine if the course may satisfy a major requirement. Please contact the Undergraduate Student Adviser for more information.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Yes. Please contact the Undergraduate Adviser with any questions.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Yes.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Yes.

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

Yes.

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The Undergraduate Major Adviser can sign.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

No.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

Students are encouraged to discuss their study abroad plans with the Undergraduate Major Adviser and appropriate faculty as early as possible so that they can receive proper advising. We recommend students participate in UCEAP programs or Berkeley programs to enrich their educational experience.

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No. Courses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?

Students should submit a detailed syllabus, which includes the book/s used and the number of hours of instruction. This will be evaluated by the appropriate department faculty member to determine if the course may satisfy a major requirement. Please contact the Undergraduate Student Adviser for more information.