Transfer Preparation Requirements — African and Middle Eastern Studies*

Major Preparation Requirements

  • Two years of Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, or African language
  • Five courses from:
    • Art history
    • Contemporary culture
    • History (post-1750) of Africa or the Middle East
    • Sociocultural anthropology
    • Cultural geography
    • Contemporary world history
    • World literature
    • Comparative politics
    • Economic geography
    • Microeconomics
    • Introductory sociology


Required by end of spring before transfer

  • One year of college level language for the major (see above) or at least one year of high school in which the primary language of instruction was Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish or an African language. Completion of intermediate/advanced foreign language is strongly preferred.
  • At least two of the preparatory courses listed above (in addition to foreign language) 

Note: High School foreign language classes will NOT satisfy major preparation requirements.

* Students are classified as Pre-African and Middle Eastern Studies until lower division preparation courses are completed at UCLA.

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