Middle East and Islamic Studies

(18 semester hours)

For information, contact the minor adviser, 216 Shideler Hall (513-529-5010).

This minor offers students a firm interdisciplinary grounding in the cultures, religious systems, history and politics of the Islamic world with an emphasis upon the modern Middle East. A minimum 2.50 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.

Program Requirements

Six or more semester hours from the following (no more than 6 hours to be taken in any one department):

ATH 307 The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

HST 241 Introduction to Islamic History (3)

HST 242 The History of the Modern Middle East (3)

POL 336 Politics of the Middle East (3)

REL 326 Islam in History (3)

Twelve or more semester hours from the following:

ARB 201, 202 Intermediate Modern Arabic (3)

ARB 230 Topics in Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

ARB 301, 302 Advanced Arabic (3)

ARB 311 Media Arabic (3)

ART 313 Early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic Art (3)

ATH 307 The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

CLS 310E Conflict in Greco-Roman Egypt (3)

CLS 333 The Greeks in the Near East and Central Asia (3)

CLS 334 Egypt in Greco-Roman History and Fiction (3)

GEO 408 Geography of the Silk Road (3)

HST 241 Introduction to Islamic History (3)

HST 242 The History of the Modern Middle East (3)

HST 324 Eurasian Nomads and History (3)

HST 337 The United States and the Middle East (3)

HST 360R Central Asia: 20th Century (3)

ITS 402N Problems of the Middle East (3)

POL 328 Politics of Central Asia (3)

POL 336 Politics of the Middle East (3)

POL 339 Arab Nationalism In World Politics (3)

REL 326 Islam in History (3)

REL 475 Judaism in Modern Israel (4)

Other relevant courses can be applied with the approval of the minor's advisor.

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