MIDDLE EAST/ SOUTH ASIA (ME/SA) STUDIES
The Middle East/South Asia (ME/SA) Studies program was founded in 2004 as an undergraduate minor. In response to the demands of UC Davis students and the urgent need to understand this crucial area of the world, a ME/SA major program was added in 2008. In this interdisciplinary program, students take classes in history, anthropology, political science, religious studies and many other disciplines to explore a unique set of issues of both historical and contemporary importance. They develop an in-depth understanding of the common historical experience shared by many peoples in these region and of the legacies of culture, social exchange, power and empowerment across diverse settings. The ME/SA Studies program prepares students for careers in non-governmental organizations, journalism and media industries, education and research, government service, diplomacy and business by equipping them with strong skills in critical thinking and cultural awareness.