Middle East Studies, Minor
Liberal Arts (Code 355-400)
Advisor: S. Fink (Philosophy and Religious Studies).
This minor examines issues in the Middle East from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and includes study of a Middle East language.
|Twenty-four semester credits, including:|
|FLG 101||Beginning Foreign Language I (must be in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, or Modern Hebrew)||4|
|FLG 102||Beginning Foreign Language II (must be in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, or Modern Hebrew)||4|
|Elective Courses (16 credits)||16|
|Students can take no more than three courses with a single prefix, and a minimum of nine credits at the 300 or 400 level.|
|The Background. Minimum two courses from the following:|
|Introduction to the Religions of the World|
|Origins of Current World Conflicts|
|Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations|
|Imperialism Since 1800|
|International Political Economy|
|The Middle East. Minimum three courses from the following:|
|Geography of the Middle East and North Africa|
|Politics of the Middle East|
|Islam and Politics|
|History of Middle East Since Muhammad|
|The History of Middle Eastern Muslim Women|
|Sociology of the Middle East|
NOTE 1: ENGL 330 may be substituted for any course in The Middle East category if the topic is Middle Eastern.
NOTE 2: Students are encouraged to complete a study abroad program in a Middle Eastern country and will be able to transfer credits from that program into the minor.
NOTE 3: Students may substitute an independent study, special topics, or directed studies course with a focus on the Middle East for a course from either category with consent of the minor advisor.