The Middle East Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

The Middle East Studies interdisciplinary minor is open to students majoring in any department or program who also wish to pursue the disciplined study of the history, politics, culture, and religions of the Middle East.


Courses You Might Take

POL 443

Sem: Political Islam


This course examines how modern Islam, from the middle of the nineteenth century to today, "became" political. It explores the role of theology and domestic and international politics in the development of Islamic movements, political parties, Islamic jihad…

REL 178

Introduction to Islam


An introduction to Islam and the Muslim world in the classical era (i.e., 7th through the 13th century). We will focus particularly on the origins and development of Islamic religious tradition (worldview and practices) and religious…

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