Shoshana Keller teaches Russian, Soviet, Eurasian, and modern Middle Eastern history.
Middle East and Islamic World Studies
You will explore language, literature, politics and religion in an interdisciplinary course of study, choosing from courses as diverse as Islam and Modernity in South Asia and Principles of Geoscience: Geology of Human Events in North Africa and the Middle East.
About the Minor
By the end of your studies you will be familiar with the languages, history and worldview of Islamic cultures.
You really develop a relationship with the professors. It is a small department but I think that’s sort of a strong point. You might take, I don’t know, two or three classes, with the same professors and you really get to know that professor, and you get to pick that professor’s brain. And they are more than happy to sit down with you and spend time.
Will Boudreau — Middle East and Islamic world studies minor
As a minor, the program requires that students complete five courses in the areas of Arabic and Hebrew language and literature, religion, political science and history.
Middle Eastern and Islamic world studies
A World of Choice Leads to the Middle East
Connections and Careers
Because Hamiltonians Educate: lshaq Pathan ’16
Whether the audience is middle-schoolers or seminarians, lshaq Pathan ’16 delivers information as antidote and fuel for understanding. He is the Bay Area director of the Islamic Networks Group, a nonprofit organization that pursues peace.