Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor

For information, contact the minor advisor, 170 Irvin Hall, 513-529-2526.

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

(18 semester hours)

Select six or more semester hours of the following: 16
The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives
Introduction to Islamic History
Politics of the Middle East
Introduction to Islam
Select 12 or more semester hours of the following: 112
Intermediate Modern Arabic
and Intermediate Modern Arabic
Topics in Arabic Literature in Translation
Advanced Arabic
and Advanced Arabic
Media Arabic
The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives
The Greeks in the Near East and Central Asia
Egypt in Greco-Roman History and Fiction
Geography of the Silk Road (The Heart of Asia)
Introduction to Islamic History
Eurasian Nomads and History
Problems of the Middle East
Politics of Central Asia
Politics of the Middle East
Nationalism, Islam and Democracy in Arab Politics
Introduction to Islam
Total Credit Hours18
1

No more than 6 hours of the 18 hour total to be taken in any one department.

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