Middle East studies in the News
Wofford Receives Grant for Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Wofford College was recently awarded $173,487 to bolster the school's Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language program in the area of Middle Eastern and North African studies.
The federal grant will be directed by Philip Dorroll, assistant professor of religion and a faculty member in the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) program. The grant will cover 48 percent of the cost of a two-year project to increase the program's impact, with $186,138 in funding from the college to cover the remaining costs.
"Through this grant, Wofford College will be significantly more equipped to prepare students to study, work and live in the MENA region," Dorroll said in a statement. "The overall impact of the program will be to extend the college's global reach, strategically building on its strong profile in international programs."
Funding will be used to build a MENA-specific curriculum, including a course sequence in Arabic; internationalize the program and establish a MENA study abroad scholarship fund; and work to integrate the program with others at Wofford to strengthen interdisciplinary studies.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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