Minor in Middle East and North Africa Studies

About the Minor

This minor offers an interdisciplinary look at the Middle East and North Africa region, which holds a critically important geopolitical position in terms of not only security and energy, but also in terms of political, religious, cultural, and gender studies. Together with content courses in English offered through a variety of departments, this minor also includes 12.0 credits of Arabic language instruction.

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements
Students must complete 12 credits of Arabic language coursework12.0
MENA 101 The Middle East and North Africa Today: Culture and Democracy3.0
Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of elective courses9.0-10.0
Biblical Archaeology: The Archaeology of Israel and Jordan
Introduction to Power and Resistance (Gender Politics in the Middle East)
Advanced Studies in Power and Resistance (Revolution and Counter Revolution in the Arab World)
Race and Islam in Africa and the Middle East
Total Credits24.0-25.0

Study abroad, special topics, and GST courses focused on the Middle East or North Africa will be considered for elective credit. Students must receive permission from the department.

Students who complete a minimum of 8.0 Arabic credits, including ARBC 202, are eligible to receive an intermediate language certificate.

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