2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Eastern Studies Minor

Yüksel Sezgin


Lamis Abdelaaty, Hossein Bashiriyeh, Zachary Braiterman, Erella Brown, Michal Downie, Miriam Elman, Carol Fadda-Conrey, Ken Frieden, Rania Habib, Timur Hammond, Susan Henderson, Violette Humsi, Jeanette S. Jouili, Amy Kallander, Tazim Kassam, Osamah Khalil, Amos Kiewe, Natalie Koch, Jaklin Kornfilt, Sandra D. Lane, Dana Olwan, Kara Richardson, Robert Rubinstein,Yüksel Sezgin, James Watts, Yael Zeira, 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, consisting of:

Elective Courses (12 credits):

Students must take 12 credits of elective MES content courses (numbered 300 or above) that concentrate on the history, politics, society, and culture of the area including Iran, Turkey, Israel, and the Arab world. Other regions, which have been influenced by Middle Eastern societies and cultures, are also included. These courses must be drawn from at least 2 different departments (3x4=12 credits).

Sample courses include, but not limited to those listed below (students may petition the Program Director to substitute other courses with at least 1/3 MES content).