Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Minor

Total Units for Minor: 19 Units

Course Requirements for MEIS Program:

I. Language Requirement:

Select one course [3 or 4 units] MUST BE 102 OR HIGHER

  1. Arabic 102. Elementary Arabic II and Lab
  2. Hebrew 102. Elementary Hebrew II and Lab
  3. Persian 102. Elementary Persian II and Lab
  4. Persian 202. Intermediate Persian II and Lab

II. MEIS Electives

Students must take 15 more units with at least one course from each category and one additional course from any of the categories listed below:

History Requirement:

Select one course from the following list [3 units]

  1. History 426: History of Modern Middle East, 1798-present
  2. History 185: History of Middle Eastern Civilization (GE)
  3. History 425: History of the Early Modern Middle East
  4. History 424: History of Medieval Middle East, 600-1258
  5. History/JS 496ih Israel's History and Peoples
Politics Requirement

Select one course from the following list [3 units]

  1. POLS 420D: International Relations of the Middle East
  2. POLS 438: Government and Politics in the Middle East
Religion Requirement:

Select one course from the following list [3 units]

  1. RS 363: Islam in the Modern World
  2. RS 365: Introduction to Islam
  3. RS 346: Sufism
  4. RS 384: Approaching the Qur'an
Culture Requirement:

Select one course from the following list [3 units]

  1. GWS 315: Sexuality, Gender and Islam in the US
  2. GWS 420: Women and Gender in Islamic Societies
  3. JOUR495MAM: Muslims and the Media
  4. ANTH 356: Peoples and Cultures of the Mediterranean
  5. ANTH 338: Peoples of Africa
  6. ART416: Near Eastern Art