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 291

Politics of the Middle East


Survey of contemporary political and economic issues facing the Middle East, including international relations of the Middle East.

Sub-field = International and Comparative
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Provides credit towards the Arab Studies…

HIS 176

The Middle East 1453 - Present


History of the Middle East from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Cultural aspects of contact and conflict between the Middle East and the West and of Islam's response to the challenge of modernity. …

HIS 372

Egypt: From Soup to Nuts


This class is a survey of the history of Egypt, from the rise of the first unified kingdom circa 3,000 BCE (actually, from just before that development) down to the present day.

Satisfies a major requirement in History…

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