About the course

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of Middle Eastern (and Islamic) Studies in the broader context of the history of area studies in the humanities and social sciences. Why and when did the Middle East become an area of study? What are the approaches and topics that have shaped the development of this field? And what are the political, ethical, and socio-economic implications of contending visions for its future? The readings sample canonical and alternative works and classes may feature occasional guest lectures by leading scholars who research and write on this region.

Special eligibility requirements

Bachelor's degree in humanities, social sciences or law and English B/English 6.

More information

For more information, the course syllabus and directions on how to apply for the course, click here for Stockholm University Course Catalogue.

Course material, autumn semester 2019

For course description and reading list for autumn semester 2019 please see the pdf files below.