Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies3 Years 144 Units BMECA
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Immerse yourself in a remarkable and complex part of the world.
The Middle East and Central Asia, predominately Muslim States and Societies, are rich in history, geographical wonders, political turmoil, and socio-cultural influence. The Middle East ranges from Turkey and Iran in West Asia to the Arab heartland as far as Morocco in North Africa. Central Asia is comprised of Afghanistan and the former Muslim republics of the Soviet.
They are areas of constant domestic and international interest as events often unfold which have global relevance and significance.
This program will take you through the topics, debates and developments in the Middle East and Central Asia. You will study the socio-cultural, political, historical and economic structures of these regions and develop a comprehensive knowledge of their relationship to global socio-cultural, political and economic trends.
To fully engage with the history and culture of the regions, you can also study a Middle Eastern or Central Asian language. There is also the opportunity to undertake a highly competitive research project through the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP).