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Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures

Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures offers a Bachelor of Arts in three broad areas: Classics, Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies (including Islamic Culture, Sephardic and Israeli Culture), and East Asian Studies.

Classics Hebrew and
Middle Eastern Studies
East Asian Studies
Ancient Greek

Classical Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

East Asian Studies

Chinese for Business


Study Abroad

The Department has established links with the following universities and programs.

Rikkyo University (Tokyo)
Sichuan University (Chengdu)


 Office Information

Yunzhong Shu
Department Chair
Location: Queens Hall, Room 215
Phone: 718-997-5570
Fax: 718-997-5577

Faculty and Staff Information



The Department is currently inviting applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2018. See more information and how to apply.

Language Placement

Upcoming Language Placement Exams

Spring 2018

Arabic: Please ​contact Professor Kamal Soleimani, the Arabic language coordinator, ​at to register for one of the following exams. 

  • March 15, 2018, 2 - 4 PM, QH 345F1

Chinese: Please contact Professor Xiao Li, the Chinese language coordinator, at

Ancient Greek: Please contact Professor Nicholas Cross, the Ancient Greek language coordinator, at

Hebrew: Please contact Professor Deborah Gruber, the Hebrew language coordinator, at

Japanese: Please contact Professor Mari Fujimoto, the Japanese language coordinator, at

Korean: Please contact Professor Seongyeon Ko, the Korean language coordinator, at

Latin: Please contact Professor Nicholas Cross, the Latin language coordinator, at


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