Minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies
The Schools of History and Sociology, International Affairs, and Modern Languages offer a minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies. This interdisciplinary minor connects studies of the regions and countries in the Middle East—their languages, their cultures, and their peoples, both concurrently in their national and international relationships as well as longitudinally over the course of history. This minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers that can lead directly or indirectly to interactions with the people, the social organizations and businesses, and governments of the Middle East and North Africa, both abroad and here in the U.S., especially in terms of the critical technological, social, and policy decisions facing the world today.
Students wishing to pursue this minor should declare the minor by filling out the minor change form with the Student Advisor in Modern Languages.
Program of Study
|Select 6 credit hours from the following:||6|
|Understanding Arab Culture|
|Intermediate Arabic I|
and Intermediate Arabic II
|History of Islamic Societies|
|History of the Modern Middle East|
|Government, Politics and Society of the Middle East|
|Select 9 credit hours from the following:|
|ARBC 3001||Advanced Arabic I||3|
|ARBC 3002/4813||Advanced Arabic II||3|
|ARBC 3813/4813||Special Topics||3|
|HTS 3051||Women and the Politics of Gender in the Middle East||3|
|INTA 3260||Middle East Relations||3|
|HTS 4061||Seminar in Asian History||4|
|HTS 4091||Seminar in Global Issues||4|
|INTA 3813/3813/3823/3833/4823/4833/4813/4814/4815||Special Topics||3|
|FREN 3000/4000-level courses||French courses dealing with Middle Eastern or North African topic, approved by MENAS advisor.|
1) All students need to show competency in Arabic or Persian equivalent to having successfully passed ARBC 2002 or PERS 2XXX.
2) A maximum of 6 hours of Special Topics is allowed
3) All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis and a grade of C or better must be received in each course.
4) No more than three hours of coursework can be completed at another university, and the advisor must approve this.
5) It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.