Brigham Young University. Near Eastern Studies Program

In 1979 the Center for International and Area Studies created the Near Eastern Studies Program. David C. Montgomery served as program coordinator from 1979 to 1980.


Established: 1979

Abolished: 1983

Location: Provo, Utah (1979-1983)


The purpose of the program was to provide a liberal education and to furnish an area studies emphasis in preparation for professional training and activity in the areas of business, law, government, scholarship, and the Church seminary and institute system. The course work of the program focused on the modern Near Eastern language study, social sciences, humanities, and religion. The program offered students a minor, bachelor, and master of the arts in Near Eastern Studies.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Near Eastern Studies Program was administered by the program coordinator, under the direction of Center for International and Area Studies director.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Center for International and Area Studies (1979-1983)

Later unit: David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. Near Eastern Studies Program (1983)


Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1979-1980: p. 160 (Program coordinator David C. Montgomery (1979-1980)). p. 168 (program functions)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00471

Creator: RSP