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Lewis & Clark Adds Minor in Middle East/North Africa Studies

February 04, 2017

Building on proven strengths in world languages and literature, overseas study programs, and interdisciplinary studies, Lewis & Clark faculty have approved the creation of a Middle East/North Africa (MENA) studies minor. Lewis & Clark is the first liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest to offer such a focused study, and the only higher-education institution in the region to integrate it into a robust overseas study program.

Advising for the minor will begin in the spring of 2017, with the program formally beginning in the fall of 2017. The new minor is the brainchild of Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair Oren Kosansky, who also led the creation of the college’s Morocco Overseas Study Program in 2010 and the introduction of a Modern Standard Arabic sequence in 2015.


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