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Washington and Lee University    
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalog archived

Middle East and South Asian Studies (MESA)

Middle East and South Asia Studies (MESA)

Middle East and South Asia Studies is an interdisciplinary program which offers a minor that spans several disciplines, including art, economics, languague, literature, politics, and religion.

Program Head: Timothy Lubin

Core Faculty

First date is the year in which the faculty member began regular faculty service at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.


Courses listed below meet the requirements of at least one of the Middle East and South Asia studies minors, but other courses across the curriculum that include an appropriate proportion of material  may be substituted with the approval of the program's advisory committee. In such cases, students may petition the committee to allow other relevant courses.

Middle East and South Asia Studies Courses

Middle East and South Asia studies courses are as follows:

And when appropriate (with a MESA-related topic),


Interdisciplinary Minor