2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Eastern Studies Minor

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Yüksel Sezgin


Lamis Abdelaaty, Carol Babiracki, Hossein Bashiriyeh, Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Zachary Braiterman, Erella Brown, Miriam Elman, Carol Fadda-Conrey, Ken Frieden, Rania Habib, Timur Hammond, Susan Henderson, Violette Humsi, Amy Kallander, Tazim Kassam, Osamah Khalil, Amos Kiewe, Natalie Koch, Jaklin Kornfilt, Sandy Lane, Ahmed Abdel Meguid, Dana Olwan, Kara Richardson, Robert Rubenstein, Sam Salem, Nazanin Shahrokni, James Watts, Corri Zoli

This interdisciplinary minor examines the history, culture, languages, religions, and politics of the Middle East. Faculty research and teaching focus on ancient source texts, the art, literature, history, and culture of the Middle East; conflict resolution; gender issues; and contemporary political issues. Students may study these and other aspects of the Middle East.


The minor requires 20 credits in Middle Eastern Studies, at least 12 in courses numbered 300 or above. Students take an 11 credit core consisting of:

  1. an introductory course (either MES 344 /PSC 344  or MES 208 /HST 208 )
  2. two consecutive courses in one regional language (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish) between levels 101 and 202

Nine additional credits are required in upper division courses from at least two different departments including but not limited to those listed below. Students may take any of the approved courses or petition to substitute other courses with substantial Middle East content.

Approved Courses:

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