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Middle East Studies Minor

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies section in this catalog.


Students minoring in Middle East studies must complete 18 to 19 credit hours of course work. This includes seven credits of core courses and at least 12 credits of electives. Students entering the university competent in Arabic at the 102-level or higher will take one additional elective course in consultation with the program coordinator, for a total of 18 credits. Students have the option to fulfill some electives through study abroad in consultation with the program coordinator. Please note that study abroad is encouraged, but not required.

All minors are required to complete two core courses:

Minors will choose four from the following elective courses (at least 12 credits):

Students with second-semester or higher competence in Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish may substitute that for the Arabic requirement but will likewise take one extra course from the list that follows.

Students will select four courses (at least 12 credits) from the following list:

Middle East Studies Program Description

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