Department of Education Supports Middle Eastern Studies Program, Instructor

Wesleyan University received a grant worth $177,918 from the U.S. Department of Education to help establish a Middle Eastern Studies Certificate Program at Wesleyan. The grant will be applied over two years.

Bruce Masters, the John E. Andrus Professor of History, says he and other interested faculty will propose to the Educational Policy Committee an interdisciplinary cluster of courses that will allow interested students to graduate with a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies, in addition to their departmental/program major.

The grant, along with a commitment from Academic Affairs, is supporting a long-term contract adjunct instructor in Arabic language.