Faculty from the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures teach courses and participate in several affiliated programs:

  • Early Christian Studies Program: An interdisciplinary graduate program for the study of early Christianity administered by the Center for the Study of Early Christianity.
  • Islamic World Studies Minor: An undergraduate multidisciplinary minor that consolidates the University's offerings on the Near East and Islamic world into a sub-concentration to supplement undergraduate majors in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Medieval and Byzantine Studies Program: An interdisciplinary program both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to exploring the historical and cultural developments within the traditional boundaries of Medieval Europe from ca. A.D. 300 to 1500, students have opportunities to study Byzantium, Islam, Judaism, and Near Eastern Christianity.