Courses and Requirements

An interdisciplinary minor in Middle East and Islamic World Studies consists of five courses from the list below. These courses must include at least one course from each of three divisions: language and literature (Arabic and/or Hebrew); social sciences (government, history, economics and anthropology); and religious studies (Islam and/or Judaism). One course must be taken at the introductory (100) level, and one at the advanced (300 or 400) level.

Language and Literature
ARABC 115 First-term Arabic
ARABC 116 Second-term Arabic
ARABC 215 Third-term Arabic
ARABC 216 Fourth-term Arabic
ARABC 315 Media Arabic
ARTH 266 Art of the Islamic World
FRNCH 240 North African Diaspora in French Literature and Film, In Translation
HEBRW 107 First-term Hebrew
HEBRW 108 Second-term Hebrew

Social Science
ANTHR 231 Societies of the Middle East
ANTHR 215 Anthropology of Muslim Youth
ECON 352W Political Economy of the Middle East

GOV 215 Foreign Policies of Middle Eastern States
GOV 317 Politics in the Middle East

HIST 124 Silk Road
HIST 275 History of the Modern Middle East
HIST 295 The Crusades

RLST 111 Ancient Jewish Wisdom
RLST 128 Peoples of the Book: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
RLST 143 The Sacred in South Asia
RELST 200 Modern Jewish Thought
RELST 203 Politics of the Bible
RELST 242 Rise and Fall of David
RELST/HIST 244 Hindus and Muslims in South Asia
RELST/ART 245 Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic Arts of India.
RLST/HIST 256 Islam and Modernity in South Asia

GEOSC 103 Principles of Geoscience: Geology of Human Events in North Africa and the Middle East

(from the Hamilton Course Catalogue)

Contact Information

Middle East and Islamic World Studies Program

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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