Middle East and North African Studies

The minor in Middle East and North African Studies exposes students to the historical, political, social and cultural complexities of a broadly conceived geographical region from North Africa to southwest and central Asia.

This minor will provide an opportunity to have an interdisciplinary knowledge of the region, including proficiency in Modern Arabic. Students take a minimum of 15 credits, including two semesters of consecutive Arabic.

Co-Coordinator: Praveen Chaudhry 
Co-Coordinator: Yasemin Levine  

Requirements

AB 111 Arabic 1
AB 112 Arabic 2

Choose a minimum of three of the following courses (for nine total credits).

Course Credits
AB 122 Arabic Conversation I   
HA 121 CITIES AND CIVILIZATIONS: THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN WORLD, C. 3000 BCE–1000 CE   
HA 206 THE ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT EGYPT   
HA 208 EARTH MATTERS: ART & ENVIRONMENT IN ANCIENT EGYPT AND WESTERN ASIA   
HA 210/PE210 DEVOTIONAL ART & DANCE OF THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT AND WEST ASIA (INTERDISCIPLINARY)   
HA 226 ART AND CIVILIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD   
HA 227 ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION IN ISRAEL (STUDY ABROAD)   
HA 238 ART AND DESIGN IN MOROCCO   
HA 272/MA272 ISLAMIC ART & MATHEMATICS (INTERDISCIPLINARY)   
HA 308 GODDESSES, WOMEN, POWER AND PATRONAGE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD (HONORS)   
HA 318 REPOSITIONING ANCIENT EGYPT AND RETHINKING EGYPTOLOGY  
HA 398 ARCHITECTURE AND FAITH: ANCIENT AND ISLAMIC CITIES (HONORS)   
MC 206 ARAB LITERATURE AND CULTURE: AN INTRODUCTION   
SS 151 GLOBAL POWER AND POLITICS  
SS 302 ECONOMICS OF ENERGY AND FOSSIL FUELS   
SS 354 COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS   
SS 356 ASIA IN MOTION   
SS 393 MIDDLE EAST POLITICS  
 SS 394 GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS (HONORS)   
SS 395 INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT IN THE 21ST CENTURY   
SS 397 RELIGION AND GLOBAL POLITICS (HONORS)   
PE 119 DANCES OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND INDIA  1
PE 219 DANCES OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND INDIA II  1

Please check the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite information.