Course Descriptions

MECR 5/382 Internship in Middle Eastern Cultures and Religions - Credit Hours: 3

Semester normally offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

Course Description

Students are placed in approved internship settings in Israel and/or the West Bank in order to develop and refine practical skills necessary for leadership in a wide variety of work in the Middle East.  

Course Equivalencies

This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:  

  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Studies

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • identify skills in communication and leadership and confidently use these skills as needed for work in cross-cultural, Middle Eastern settings;
  • demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the major areas of culture (e.g. language, society, thought, religion); and
  • enumerate some of the challenges of cross-cultural identification and communication.

Field Study