Ancient World Studies (Minor)

Program Description

The Ancient World Studies multidisciplinary minor focuses on the shared and overlapping periods in the development of cultures and societies around the Mediterranean basin, in the Near East, and across Central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.

Abu Dhabi’s location at the center of this geographical expanse makes it an ideal site for exploring the intellectual and material riches of the ancient world. This minor encompasses a number of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, history, literature, and philosophy.

The minor in the Ancient World requires that students complete four approved courses. These courses must be distributed across as least two disciplines or geographic regions and may include up to two semesters of intermediate or higher-level ancient language study. Students are strongly encouraged to include among these four courses one on archaeology or material culture.


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