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Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies — CNES

Online Petition Form

Go to the online petition form to petition into one of our Arabic (ARAB), Classics (CLAS), Greek (GRK), Latin (LAT), or Turkish (TURK) courses. Note: All fields are required.

Your completed petition form will be E-mailed to the departmental secretary,
Margaret Dwyer (mdwyer@binghamton.edu). You may also call the office (607-777-6709) or visit (LT 1117) between 9:30 and 12:45 with any questions/concerns.

CNES New Faculty, Fall 2014

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CNES Courses, Fall 2014

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CNES and the Power of SUNY

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Department Description

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES) provides instruction in the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Arabic speaking and ancient Mediterranean (Greek, Roman, etc.) worlds. These traditions and civilizations continue to shape our world today. Our majors receive thorough preparation from which they can advance to further study in a variety of fields. That includes ancient, Middle Eastern, and medieval history; history of philosophy and art; comparative literature and linguistics; and a host of other fields and career tracks.

Our Undergraduate Programs feature major tracks distributed between two programs:

Basic courses with readings in English are also offered for the benefit of all students University-wide. Our wide-ranging expertise allows us to help students pursue a variety of interests, while instruction in the spoken and written languages of the Near and Middle East East has obvious and immediate relevance.

We pride ourselves in upholding the liberal-arts tradition that has set BU's Harpur College apart from the very beginning:

Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
Library Tower (LT) 1117
PO BOX 6000
Binghamton University
State University of New York
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
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Last Updated: 8/29/14