Nov 12, 2019  
2019-20 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2019-20 College of Liberal Arts

Middle Eastern and North African Studies Minor


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Nationwide, there has been an increased interest in the Middle East and North Africa, a region not well understood by most Americans. The minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Studies offers a thorough survey of the cultures, politics, and religions of the region throughout history, with a strong focus on the contemporary period. Short-term or semester-long field studies are also encouraged, with students in recent years electing to spend time studying in Morocco, Jordan, and Israel.

Minor Requirements


Six (6) courses are required: two (2) core courses and four (4) electives.

Elective Courses (4 Courses)


Choose four (4) courses listed in the schedule of classes as MENA electives that meet the following criteria.

  • No more than two (2) language courses may count toward the minor
  • No more than three (3) courses may be taken from any one department
  • At least one elective must be at the 300-level or above
  • Courses taken during semester-long field studies at universities in the Middle East and North Africa may also serve as electives, to be approved on a case-by-case basis

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