African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13.7 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:4497 Duration:

Description

Established in 2008 in response to student and community interest, the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey continues a long tradition of scholarly excellence and innovative teaching in the languages and literatures of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. We provide instruction in languages such as Akan (Twi), Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit, Swahili, and Turkish using the latest methodologies and technologies of heritage and second language learning. In addition, we offer introductory and specialized courses taught in English on a broad spectrum of topics, including literature, folklore and translation.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February, October Tuition fee
  • USD 13683 Year (National)
  • USD 27978 Year (International)
Start date January,October 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The Major requires two years of language study (or the equivalent proficiency) as a prerequisite, and the successful completion of at least 33 credit hours. It has two options, a Regional option and a Comparative option.

Required courses
  • Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia and
  • Senior Seminar in Literature and Society
Students must also take one of the following three courses, as appropriate to their region of study:
  • Literatures of Africa or
  • Literatures of the Middle East or
  • Literatures of South Asia
Options:
  • The Regional Option: This option is designed to allow students to explore in depth one of the literatures offered by AMESALL, within a regional context.
  • The Comparative Option: This option is designed to allow students to engage in comparative work among the three regions represented by AMESALL.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

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Requirements

Our primary emphasis is placed on the student’s academic promise as demonstrated by:

  • completion of required entrance subjects
  • academic performance in high school or its equivalent:
  • strength of academic program (number/type of academic, honors, or advanced placement courses completed)
  • grades and grade trends
  • weighted grade-point average(s)
  • cumulative rank, when available
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • English Proficiency Examination results, when required

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Funding

Rutgers uses your FAFSA to develop a financial-aid package based on your qualifications, financial need and the funds available to the university. Your package may include any or a combination of these major financial aid sources:

  • Gift aid does not require repayment and is divided into three categories: grants (which recognize financial need) and scholarships and awards (which recognize academic merit, special talents, or other achievements).
  • Loans must be repaid (usually after graduation) and can come from private lenders as well as federal, state and university sources.
  • Work-study allows students to earn money for college expenses while gaining valuable skills - often in their intended field.

Accreditation

The Rutgers name is recognized everywhere, and a Rutgers degree makes a great first impression. We’ve built our academic reputation on solid accomplishments:

  • Rutgers is a member—so are Harvard, Yale, and Berkeley—of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the 61 leading research universities in North America.
  • More than 175 Rutgers research centers support pioneering work in stem cells, climate change, DNA analysis, and more.
  • Rutgers’ international reputation draws top students from more than 130 countries and all 50 states.

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