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We focus on the deep historical ties between the many and varied cultures, religions, literatures, and languages of the Middle East and South Asia

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Urdu

URDU 2010/2020 - Intermediate Urdu

Prerequisites: HIND 1020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

Introduces various types of written and spoken Urdu; vocabulary building, idioms, and problems of syntax; and conversation.

Credits: 4

Middle Eastern Studies

MEST 2270/5270 - Culture and Society of the Contemporary Arab Middle East

Introduces the cultural traits and patterns of contemporary Arab society based on scholarly research, recent field work, and personal experiences and observations in the Arab world. Taught in English; no knowledge of Arabic is required.

Credits: 3

Professor Hanadi Al-Samman serves as an Associate Editor of newly published Global Encyclopedia Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer (LGBTQ) History

Professor Al-Samman coordinated the articles comprising the Middle East entries. View the encyclopedia here.

Below is a Q&A with her about the endeavor. The encyclopedia is available in online as well as hard copy editions, geared primarily towards purchase by universities, schools, and libraries.

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News & Announcements

MESALC Graduation Ceremony - Spring 2019
February 6, 2019
Professor Hanadi Al-Samman serves as an Associate Editor of newly published Global Encyclopedia Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer (LGBTQ) History
February 5, 2019
Professor Milani Quoted in The New York Times
February 4, 2019
Spring 2019 MESALC Interdisciplinary UVA Forum
January 24, 2019
Spring 2019 MESALC Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
January 24, 2019