The Middle East/South Asia Studies Program offers a diverse range of academic opportunities for UC Davis students. 


Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall Quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.

Welcome to ME/SA!


See our calendar for both upcoming and past events.

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Fall 2021 Spotlight Courses:


Fall 2021 PUN 1V Fall 2021 PUN 3V Fall 2021 HIS 80Fall 2021 HIS 190C

Podcast:  The Story of Iran

by Professor Amy Motlagh

This podcast aims to answer some enduring questions:  What is Iran?  How is it different from Persia?  Why is the national language sometimes called “Persian” and sometimes called “Farsi?” 

EPISODE 1: Consider the Pomegranate


consider the pomegranate