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 (5 courses), including two semesters of consecutive Arabic.

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


Curriculum requirements can be found in the undergraduate catalog, along with course descriptions and prerequisite information.

» Curriculum Requirements for the Middle East and North African Studies Minor

Current curriculum requirements are intended for students declared after Fall 2022. If you have already declared your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

New Course Added to Minor

FI 215 – Dynamic Perspectives: Contemporary Iranian Cinema and Beyond
HA 126 – Islamic Art and Civilization