Middle Eastern Studies

Minor requirements

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

A minor in Middle East Studies requires 20 semester hours selected from the following list of regularly offered courses as well as special topic and general studies classes. Students are strongly encouraged to study a Middle Eastern language and study abroad within the region. Up to 12 semester hours of study abroad courses that emphasize the Middle East may count for the minor, as approved by the program coordinator. No more than 12 semester hours of coursework may be chosen from one discipline. Students can count up to 12 semester hours of coursework toward minors in both Middle East and Jewish Studies. Students interested in pursuing further study of the region should consider an international studies major with a Middle East regional concentration. 

A minor in Middle East Studies requires the following courses:

Twenty semester hours selected from the following: 20 sh
ARB 121 Elementary Arabic I
ARB 122 Elementary Arabic II
ARB 270 Intermediate Arabic I
ARH 342 Islamic Art: Ornament and Idolatry
ENG 385 Middle Eastern Literature
HST 316 The Modern Middle East
POL 365 The Politics of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East
PHL 350 The Spirit of Israel
POL 366 Middle East Politics
REL 203 Islamic Traditions
REL 205 Jewish Traditions
REL 211 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
REL 363 Women in Islam: Veneration, Veils and Voices
REL 364 Approaching the Quran
REL 365 Jihad in Historical and Global Perspective
 REL 366 Jews and Muslims: Symbiosis, Cooperation and Conflict

This page was updated June 30, 2014.