Professor Hala Halim is the author of Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive, which interrogates how modern Alexandria was nominated as the cosmopolitan Middle Eastern city par excellence. Her research interests are modern Arabic, English and Anglophone literatures, postcolonial theory, cosmopolitanism, Mediterraneanism and Levantinism, South-South comparatism, Nahda and comparative modernities, Translation Studies, travel literature, globalization, and urban cultures.
Arab Crossroads Studies majors are required to take a minimum of 10 courses offered by the program: four required courses (The Emergence of the Modern Middle East, Anthropology and the Arab World, Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature and Society, and Problems and Methods in Arab Crossroads Studies); a minimum of four elective courses; and a two-semester capstone project. Additionally, Arab Crossroads Studies majors are required to take a minimum of four semesters of college Arabic or their equivalent, or demonstrate proficiency at this level. Only one course may double-count for the major in Arab Crossroad Studies and another major or concentration.
How to Declare Your Major/Minor
Check out the MEIS Major/Minor FAQ page here to declare your MEIS major/minor. To learn more about the program, contact the MEIS Director of Undergraduate Studies or the MEIS Office.