Erol Balkan's current research focuses on the formation of middle classes through education and financial liberalization in developing countries.
Middle East and Islamic World Studies
You will explore language, literature, politics and religion in an interdisciplinary course of study, choosing from courses as diverse as Islam and Modernity in South Asia and Principles of Geoscience: Geology of Human Events in North Africa and the Middle East.
About the Minor
By the end of your studies you will be familiar with the languages, history and worldview of Islamic cultures.
Hamilton embodies the classic liberal arts experience with small classes, strong relationships between students and professors, and a tight-knit community.
Audrey Nadler ’18 — Arabic language student, Hispanic studies and world politics major
As a minor, the program requires that students complete five courses in the areas of Arabic and Hebrew language and literature, religion, political science and history.
Spanish, Arabic – and Marathon Canoeing