Binghamton University Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES )Department

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The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES) offers students the chance both to major and to minor in the languages, literatures and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean Greek, Roman, etc. and modern Arabic-speaking worlds, this department provides instruction that is crucial to understanding where we are today and how we got here. Courses range from basic instruction in language (Arabic, ancient Greek, Latin, Turkish) and culture for all students in all programs, to advanced work preparatory to many rewarding careers, for example, in government, law, academia, communications, management and other fields.

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Research in Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES)

Our faculty focuses on areas of global importance and research within the Middle East, ancient Mediterranean and medieval worlds.

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CNES Student Opportunities in Classics and Arabic Studies

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES) offers students opportunities study abroad, to pursue research, and more.

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Middle East and North Africa Studies (MENA)

We are committed to teaching and research concerned with the Middle East, North Africa, and adjacent areas.

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