This minor track is part of the MELLC minor. Requirements for the minor include:

  • Three language classes in Hebrew.
  • 20 additional units from relevant Hebrew, Israeli and Middles Eastern literature and culture courses.
    • One of these courses must be a (COMPLIT) Comparative Literature course.
    • Additional courses are offered through the DLCL departments and through Jewish Studies (JEWISHST)
    • The faculty director may approve some upper-level language classes to count towards the 20 additional units.
    • All courses must be approved by the faculty advisor, Professor Alexander Key

For more information contact Vered Shemtov ( or Alexander Key (

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The African and Middle Eastern (AME) program is part of the Stanford Language Center and is affiliated with The Center for African Studies, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and the program in Jewish Studies. The program offers beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in Hebrew, Persian, Swahili and Turkish, among other languages, as well as classes in AME literatures and cultures. Additional languages such as Hausa, Amharic, Tigrigna, Igbo, Zulu, Kinyarwanda, and Twi are offered upon request, providing funding is available.