Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor

For information, contact the minor advisor, 246 Upham Hall, 513-529-5128.

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
Intermediate Modern Arabic
Topics in Arabic Literature in Translation
Advanced Arabic
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
HST 255
Eurasian Nomads and History
Topics in Interdisciplinary and Comparative History (select appropriate topic)
Problems of the Middle East
Politics of the Middle East
Nationalism, Islam and Democracy in Arab Politics
Introduction to Islam
Global Militant Islamisms
Total Credit Hours18

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