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Minor in Middle Eastern Studies


A minimum of 18 units.


Minimum twelve (12) units:

At least three units must be in History of the Middle East (HIST431/531 or HIST 432/532) and four units must be in Arabic.*

  • ARAB 101A, ARAB 101B, ARAB 201A, ARAB 201B, ARAB 250; HIST 416/516, HIST 418/518, HIST 431/531, HIST 432/532; R/ST 331; POSC 367.


Must take a minimum of six additional units, selected with an advisor, from the following courses without repeating courses from the core:

  • ARAB 101A, ARAB 101B, ARAB 201A, ARAB 201B, ARAB 250; AH 116; AH 465/565; CWL 104, CWL 402/502; GEOG 309; HIST 393, HIST 394, HIST 416/516, HIST 417, HIST 418/518, HIST 428, HIST 431/531, HIST 432/532, HIST 495**; POSC 367; R/ST 331, R/ST 490**.

Three of these units may be taken from the following courses, which have a global and comparative perspective, without repeating courses from core:

  • CBA 300; HIST 440/540; WGSS 401; CDFS 410; R/ST 200, R/ST 458/558, HIST 395, HIST 495**.

*Other languages of the Middle East may be substituted with the approval of the Director of the program.

**Only topics courses relevant to the minor will be accepted.

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