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Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures


Program Update

As of July 1, 2018, the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) program and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Language and Literatures (DAMELL) were restructured to form two new programs: Middle Eastern Studies (MES) and Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages (ASCL).

Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese: Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures (DAMELL)

DAMELL is an abbreviation of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures.

The department, established in 1995, offers language training in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, and Japanese as well as courses on the literary cultures based on these languages.

About Us

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Major and Minor

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  • Term schedule, Full catalogue, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean Studies, AMELL...


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Study Abroad Programs

    Arabic LSA+(summer), China LSA+ (fall), Japan LSA+ (summer), Japan exchange programs (Keio University & Kanda University of International Studies), Hebrew Exchange program (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).


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  • Chinese Language House (Asian Studies Center), MAHA Arabic Language Community, Resources...

Blueprint for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in the Arts & Sciences:

  • Dartmouth's capacity to advance its dual mission of education and research depends upon the full diversity and inclusivity of this community. We must increase diversity, particularly among our faculty and staff. As we do so, we must also create a community in which every individual, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, disability, nationality, political or religious views, or position within the institution, is respected. On this close-knit and intimate campus, we must ensure that every person knows that he, she, or they is a valued member of our community.
  • Diversity and inclusivity are necessary partners. Without inclusivity, the benefits of diversity-an increase in understanding, improvement in performance, enhanced innovation, and heightened levels of satisfaction-swill not be realized." - President Philip Hanlon '77 - Excerpt from May 2016 Letter to the Dartmouth community