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Enhance your career with a Middle East studies minor
Get a foundation in Arabic language and learn about the rise and expansion of Islam and its impact on the West, the Ottoman Empire, the rise of new states, and the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East Studies Minor.
Gain valuable skills in research, writing, presentation, and analysis, you will and learn to see the big picture without losing sight of important details. You can also incorporate hands-on, experiential learning through an internship or practicum. Focus on your interests with 6 credits of electives.
Explore sample courses in this program
HI-261 Middle East History I
The rise and expansion of Islam; the Caliphate; Muslim religion, civilization and its impact on the West, decline of medieval Islam.
HI-262 Middle East History Il: The Ottoman Empire, 1289-1920
The Ottoman Empire: expansion, institutions, impact on Europe, decline of the Empire.
HI-263 US-Middle East Relations
Course will discuss the influence the Middle East has had on United States policy since United States independence to the present.
Examines the theories of nationalism, the development of the modern nation-state, and its effect on global politics.
HI-380 American Foreign Policy Since the Cold War
Instruments of American foreign policy; major foreign policy developments since 1989.
AB-101 Beginning Arabic I
Introduction to the Arabic language and cultures of the Arabic-speaking world.
AB-102 Beginning Arabic II
A continuation of AB 101, designed for students to acquire additional vocabulary, grammar, and reading ability.