Global Humanities

Global Humanities is a major offered through the African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) department. AMESALL offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in the languages, literature and cultures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Study Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hindi, Urdu or Twi with us or take classes on folklore traditions, contemporary women’s writing or Bollywood cinema.


First Semester Planning

We recommend that students register for approximately 15 credits each semester and no more than 16 credits in their first semester. Your schedule should be well-balanced and include coursework from a variety of subjects. A diverse schedule will help you begin your studies in potential majors and minors; explore a breadth of new knowledge across departments at Rutgers to meet SAS Core Curriculum learning goals; and survey broader academic interests through elective courses as you work to attain the required 120 degree credits for graduation.

Your schedule will look something like this

Expository Writing or English course per placement results (3 credits)

Major Exploration course (3 credits)

Major or Minor Exploration course (3 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

 Byrne or First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) (1 credit) 

 Total Credits: 15-16