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Arabic and Middle Eastern studies, minor in

The Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies minor consists of 21 credits. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned at the upper (300- or 400-) level.

Students must complete a minimum of three credits of Arabic at the advanced level (300 or above). The prerequisite course of ARBC 202 or ARBC 205 may be counted toward the total number of credits for the minor. Native speakers of Arabic may not use intermediate credit in the language to count toward the minor.

Note: Language Placement Test results cannot substitute for completion of course work.

To complete the remaining credits for the minor, students choose courses from the following list. No more than six credits can be earned within the same discipline:

ANTH/INTL 455 Anthropology of Development and Globalization*
ECON/INTL 329 International Economics*
FLET/INTL 391 Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation*
FREN/INTL 450 Francophone Literatures and Cultures*
FREN 491 Topics in French*
GEOG/INTL 304 World Regions
GSWS 366/POLI 366/INTL 368 Women and Global Politics
HIST 301/RELS 315 The Ancient Near East
HIST 302/RELS 316 The Ancient Near East
HIST 328 Modern Middle East
HIST 332 History in Film*
HIST 383 Ancient Egypt
INTL 201 Introduction to the Middle East and North Africa
POLI/INTL 351 Governments and Politics of the Middle East
POLI/INTL 361 Issues in World Politics*
POLI 367/CRJS 367/HSEP 301 Terrorism
RELS 301 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
RELS 302 Introduction to the New Testament
RELS 305 Hebrew Prophets
RELS/INTL 306 Introduction to Judaism
RELS 310 Mediterranean Religions
RELS 312 Religions of the World (Western)
RELS/INTL 317 Islam
RELS 318/HIST 325 History of the Jewish People
RELS 319/HIST 326 History of the Jewish People
RELS/HIST 327 History of Christianity
RELS 340/INTL 341 Global Ethics and the World’s Religions*
RELS/GSWS 371 Islam and Women
RELS 407 Modern Jewish Thought
RELS/INTL 409 Modern Islamic Thought and Global Trends
RELS 491 Topics in Religious Studies*
URSP 350/FRLG 345/INTL 345 Great Cities of the World*
WRLD 220 Human Rights and Literature*
WRLD 391 Topics in World Languages and Cultures*
WRLD 491 Topics in World Languages and Cultures*
Courses taken through an approved study abroad program in an appropriate location (must be preapproved through the SWS Advising Office)

*When appropriate: Always check first with the SWS Advising Office before enrolling in these courses.

 

 

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