Courses and Requirements

An interdisciplinary minor in Middle East and Islamic Worlds Studies consists of five courses from the list below. Students must take at least one course from each of three divisions: language and literature; social sciences; and religion and culture. 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 231 Societies of the Middle East
ARABC 315 Advanced Arabic
ARABC 316 Advanced Arabic

FRNCH 240 North African Diaspora in French Literature

HEBRW 107 First-term Hebrew
HEBRW 108 Second-term Hebrew

Social Sciences
ANTHR 215 Anthropology of Muslim Youth

GOVT 207 Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
GOVT 303 Syrian Politics
GOV 315 Foreign Policies of Middle Eastern States
GOV 317 Arab Spring and its Aftermath

HIST 124 Silk Road
HIST 132 Jewish Civilization
HIST 275 History of the Modern Middle East
HIST 295 The Crusades
HIST 345 USSR as a Multi-National State

Religion and culture
ARTH 245 Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic Arts of India
ARTH 266 Art of the Islamic World
ASNST/RELST 209 Islamic History and Culture
HIST/RELST 256 Islam and Modernity in South Asia
PHIL 207 Islamic Philosophy
RELST 143 The Sacred in South Asia
RELST 202 Ancient Jewish Wisdom
RELST 242 Rise and Fall of David
RELST/HIST 244 Hindus and Muslims 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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