Middle Eastern and North African Studies
The Arts and Sciences has created the Minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies in order to provide an interdisciplinary overview encompassing the history, cultures, religious traditions and political institutions of the lands stretching from Morocco to Iran and from Turkey to the Southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula in the period from the rise of Islam to the present day. It draws on courses in History; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Religion; Diplomacy and International Relations and Political Science. The rationale of the program is to provide students with a deeper understanding of on-going events and processes in the region by exposing them to a broad and balanced range of courses from a variety of disciplines.
The Middle Eastern and North African Studies Minor will consist of three required and three elective courses, totaling 18 credits. No more than two of the three electives can be taken from the same department.
The Middle Eastern and North African Studies will consist of three required and three elective courses, totaling 18 credits. No more than two of the three electives can be taken from the same department.
- HIST 1551 Middle East I: From 600 to 1800
- HIST 1552 Middle East II: From 1800 to Present
- RELS 2415 Introduction to Islam
Elective Courses (3 credits each)
Choose three elective courses. No more than two of the three can be in the same department.
- HIST3520 The Ottoman Empire
- HIST3521 Modern Turkey
- HIST 3523 Women & Gender in the Modern Middle East & North Africa
- HIST 3525 Oil & Turmoil in the Middle East
- HIST 3530 History of Iran
- HIST 3535 Youth Culture in the Middle East & North Africa
- HIST 3554 History of North Africa
- HIST 4590-92 Topics in Middle East History
- RELS 2416 Islamic Spirituality and Mysticism
- RELS 3434 Women, Gender and Islam
- POLS 2711 Foreign Policy in the Middle East
- POLS 3611 Political Ferment in the Middle East
- DIPL 4116 Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process
- DIPL 4180 The Modern Middle East
- DIPL 4187 The Modern Middle East: US Involvement
- DIPL 4280 Politics of Terrorism in the Middle East
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