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The Middle Eastern and Islamic studies minor consists of 18 credits. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned at the upper (300 or 400) level. It is highly recommended that students pursuing this minor complete ARBC 202 or ARBC 205.

CourseTitleHours
Required courses9
Rethinking the Middle East
Islam
Contemporary Issues in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies: ____
Approved electives
Select nine credits from:9
Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation (when topic is relevant)
Modern Middle East
Modern Ottoman Empire
Governments and Politics of the Middle East
Women in Islam
Modern Islamic Thought and Global Trends
Islamic Mysticism: the Sufis
Human Rights and Literature (When topic is relevant)
Topics in World Languages and Cultures (when topic is relevant)
Total Hours18