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Middle East & North African Studies

Welcome to Middle East and North African Studies

Drawing upon faculty strengths in Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts, faculty in Middle East and North African studies allow students to learn about a complex region through an interdisciplinary approach. Based in a number of departments and programs in the humanities and social sciences, faculty offer a wide array of courses to provide a broad background in the region’s past and present. By introducing students to the rich history, layered politics, diverse cultures, linguistic, and religious traditions of the Middle East and North Africa, Tulane’s faculty seek to transcend simplistic generalizations and stereotypes about the region and its people while promoting global literacy in an increasingly interconnected world.


Edwige Tamalet Talbayev Associate Professor Department of French & Italian Tulane University
Department of French & Italian
Director, Middle East & North African Studies
Newcomb 311K

MENA Course Offerings Fall 2022

  • ARBC-1010-01 Elementary Arabic I
  • ARBC-1010-02 Elementary Arabic I
  • ARBC-1010-03 Elementary Arabic I
  • ARBC-2030-01 Intermediate Arabic
  • ARBC-3060-01 Business Arabic
  • FREN-4810-01 Algerian Wars (in French)
  • HBRW-1010-01 Elementary Hebrew I
  • HBRW-1010-02 Elementary Hebrew I
  • HBRW-1010-03 Elementary Hebrew I
  • HBRW-2030-01 Intermediate Hebrew I
  • HBRW-2030-02 Intermediate Hebrew I
  • HBRW-3100-01 Advanced Hebrew I
  • JWST-3740-01 Israel: Culture, Pol, and Hist
  • JWST-3740-02 Israel: Culture, Pol, and Hist
  • POLC-3340 Middle East Comp Politics
  • POLI-4660-01 Middle East Security
  • SPAN-4350-01 Voces del Estrecho de Gibraltar (in Spanish)
  • URST 2910-01/ARCH 2720-01 The Middle East: From Decolonization to the Global Present