Interdisciplinary Studies

Middle East Studies

Degree Requirements

Middle East Studies is a specialization within the Global Studies major.  Its offerings are designed to provide students an appropriate exposure to the history, religions, cultures, and socioeconomic systems of the Middle East, and in turn, that region's relations with the rest of the world, as well as to create balanced perceptions of the various factors and phenomena in the Middle East in historical and contemporary contexts.

Inaddition to the college general education requirements, the Middle East Studies program requires a total of 48 semester hours that must be completed in consultation with the adviser. The following courses are a guideline for students who are interested in Middle East Studies:

Courses Credits
Approximately 21 hours of Social Science courses:
Required
PSC 4670 3
PSC 4740 3
Electives
ANTH 2750 3
ANTH 2800 3
ECON 4510 3
ECON 4520 3
GEPL 3810 3
PCS 2700 3
PSC 4730 3
SOC 4340 3
SOC 4800 3

SOC 4980

Approximately 21 hours of History/Humanities courses:
Required
HIST 1120 3
HIST 2040 3
HIST 4520 3
HIST 4530 3
Electives
HIST 2080 3
HIST 4390 3
HIST 4400 3
PHIL 3500 3
PHIL 3570 3
REL 2310 3
REL 2330 3
REL 2500 3
REL 3580/PHL 3580 3
REL 3350 3
PHIL4550/REL 4550

3

ARBC 1080 3
ARBC 1090 3
ARBC 1110 3
ARBC 1120 3
ARBC 2140 3
ARBC 2150 3
Additional Requirements
  • Approximately 6 hours of related courses chosen in consultation with the adviser
  • Students are encouraged to take courses in foreign languages of the Middle East.

 

Last Updated: 3/22/15