Imed Ben Jemaa Nsiri, Coordinator
The minor in Middle Eastern studies enables students to design their own course of study in an area of Middle Eastern studies that spans the Arab nations and Islamic civilization. The minor requires students to satisfy the Arabic heritage requirement and complete a course in Arabic language. Along with this, students, in consultation with the minor advisor, design their course of study from a host of courses across the university’s undergraduate catalog.
The following rules apply:
The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, including at least nine credits in courses at or above the 300 level.
Students seeking a minor in Middle Eastern studies must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.
Minor Requirements (6 credits)
Arabic Language Requirement (3 credits)
Students must successfully complete one course as follows:
for native and near-native speakers of Arabic
for non-native speakers of Arabic
Arabic Heritage Requirement (3 credits)
Students must successfully complete one course from the following list:
Minor Electives (minimum of 12 credits)
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits from at least two of the following tracks. No more than six credits can be taken in any single track and at least nine of the 12 credits must be at the 300 level or above.
Arab/Islamic Culture and Civilization
History, Economics and Politics of the Middle East Track
Islamic Finance and Economics Track