Princeton's Department of Near Eastern Studies offers courses in Near Eastern cultures and civilizations, stretching from the Atlantic shores of Morocco through the Arab world, Israel, Turkey, and from Iran to Afghanistan. Whether you are interested in the medieval Near East, or in any aspect of the modern and contemporary Middle East, you will find a wide range of study options. Concentrators in the department are also encouraged to take relevant courses in other departments. In the past, students have attended courses in art, comparative literature, religion, history, politics, economics, anthropology, and the Woodrow Wilson School. Flexibility in planning programs is a hallmark of the department. With a relatively small body of undergraduate concentrators, the department is able to give students especially close attention, both in courses and in independent work. Concentrators in Near Eastern studies apply their training directly to careers in international business, banking, the media, and the foreign service, as well as teaching and research. At the same time, the department attracts many students who find Near Eastern studies to be an interesting and rewarding major before choosing careers unrelated to the discipline.