Minor in Middle East and South Asian Studies

This minor is available to students registered in a 120 credit hour Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Community Design, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Informatics, Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) program.

Students minoring in Middle East Studies select a minimum of 18 to a maximum of 27 credit hours from the list below. Student are required to take one of the following:

At least three credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. Please note that not all courses are offered each year.

Second Year

Third Year

  • ARBC 3030.03: Advanced Arabic
  • ARBC 3031.03: Advanced Arabic II (Readings)
  • ARBC 3040.03: Arabic Philosophical Texts (al-Ghazali)
  • ARBC 3050.03: Arabic Philosophical Texts (Maimonides)
  • ARBC 3100.03: Arabic Pre-Islamic Poetry
  • CLAS 3016.03/HIST 3016.03/RELS 3018.03: Meetings between Hellenism and the East to Philo the Jew
  • CLAS 3017.03/HIST 3017.03/RELS 3019.03: Meetings between Hellenism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • CLAS 3021.03: Ancient Art and Architecture
  • CLAS 3382.03: Medieval Philosophy from Arabic and Jewish Thinkers to Aquinas
  • CLAS 3501.03: Herodotus
  • CLAS 3502.03/HIST 3502.03: Thucydides and the Greek World at War
  • HIST 3508.03: History of Perso-Islamic Culture in South Asia, 1000-1800
  • HIST 3509.03/CLAS 3601.03: Arab Caliphs, Turkish Commanders, Persian Viziers, 750-1200
  • HIST 3510.03/RELS 3510.03: Islamicate Empires, 1300-1700: The Ottoman and Safavid Empires
  • HIST 3511.03/CLAS 3602.03: Ancient and Medieval History of the Persianate World
  • HIST 3512.03: Modern History of Iran
  • HIST 3520.03: Empire, War and Resistance in Sri Lanka
  • RELS 3009.03: Christianity in the Lands of Islam
  • RELS 3012.03: Mystics of the Middle East
  • RELS 3101.03: The Self and the World in Indian Story
  • RELS 3111.03: Vishnu and Krishna in the Dark Lord Popular Hindu Religion
  • RELS 3112.03: Buddhism in India and Tibet
  • RELS 3113.03: The Mahabharata
  • RELS 3600.03: Sanskrit Texts I Narrative and Epic Selections

Fourth Year

 Contact History for more information.