Requirements for a Minor in Islamic and Middle East Studies

A total of twenty (20) credits wherein:

  1. Students will take at least one course in each field based on the following categories:

 

  1. Historical
  • ART 209: Art and Architecture of the Ancient Near East and Egypt
  • HIST 105: Special Topics (when subject matter pertains to Islamic and Middle East Studies)
    • Examples: Pharaonic Egypt; Egypt after the Pharaohs; Egypt in Late Antiquity; Terrorism, Torture, and Anti-Colonialism: The Algerian War of Independence; Race and Racism
  • HIST 223: The Fall of the Roman Empire, 300-700 CE
  • HIST 275: The Making of the Modern Middle East
  • HIST 276: Re-Making the Twentieth Century Middle East
  • HIST 277: Modern Islamic Thought
  • HIST 375: Islamic History and Civilization
  • HIST 475: Colonial Encounters in North Africa and Beyond
  • SPAN 365: Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Spain: Past and Present (taught in Spanish)
      
  1. Cultural:
  • GRS 265: Barbarians and Gentiles: Cultures in the Ancient Mediterranean (Ancient Iran)
  • RELS 101: The Bible: Texts and Contexts (when subject matter pertains to Islamic and Middle East Studies)
    • Examples: The Bible and the Qur’an; The Bible and Islam
  • RELS 258: Topics in the History of Religions (when subject matter pertains to Islamic and Middle East Studies)
    • Examples: Introduction to Islam, Muslim-Christian Relations
  • RELS 277: Selected Topics in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
    • Example: Biblical Figures in the Qur’an

 

  1. Political:
  • INTS 243: Governments & Politics of the Middle East
  • INTS 244: Issues in Middle East Politics
  • INTS 245: US Foreign Policy in the Middle East
  • INTS 334: Religion & Politics

 

  1. Students will take at least one course in the following departments: History, International Studies, and Religious Studies
  2. Students will take at least one upper 300-level course or 400-level course
  3. Students will take one Jewish, Islamic and Middle East Studies (JIM) course OR one course in the Jewish Studies minor

Note: RELS 276 and 277 and HIST 105 may be repeated with permission of instructor and/or program committee.