Middle East, Jewish, and Islamic Studies Minor

For information, contact the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, 120 MacMillan Hall, 513-529-5333.

This minor offers students an interdisciplinary grounding in the cultures, religious systems, histories, and politics of the Islamic and Jewish worlds, with an emphasis on the Middle East. 

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Select from the following:6
No more than 6 hours of the 18 hour total to be taken in any one department.
The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives
Introduction to Islamic History
Politics of the Middle East
Introduction to Islam
Global Jewish Civilization
Select 12 or more semester hours of the following:12
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)
The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film
The German-Jewish Experience
Medieval Jewish History
Germany 1918-1945
Intermediate Modern Hebrew
Intermediate Modern Hebrew
Introduction to Islamic History
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
Introduction to the Critical Study of Biblical Literature
Religions of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Social and Religious History of the Jewish People
Women's Religious Experiences in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Religion and Law
Global Militant Islamisms
Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present
Note: Credits may be transferred from other institutions and experience in accredited international programs may be applicable.
Total Credit Hours18