Minor in Middle East Studies
The minor in Middle East Studies is designed for those students who want to explore the art, history, politics, cultures, and religions of the Middle East in greater detail. For those looking beyond graduation, the minor provides a solid inter-disciplinary foundation and credential with which to pursue graduate work or careers in fields related to the Middle East. Students have the opportunity to take a variety of courses from eleven different departments in the College of Arts and Science. Furthermore, the minor allows students engaged in different disciplines and on different career tracks to engage with and learn from each other and a broad range of faculty. The courses that count toward the minor emphasize and promote critical historical thinking by providing students with the conceptual and analytical tools to think about the often overlooked religious, ethnic, and political diversity of the peoples of the Middle East, past and present.
The minor requires a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours from at least three (3) different departments within the College. Students in the minor must maintain a 2.0 GPA for courses in the minor.
At least six (6) of the fifteen (15) required credits must be taken at the level of 2000 or above.
At least nine (9) hours must be completed at MU.
There are no prerequisites.
|AR_H_A 2230||Introduction to the Arts of Islam||3|
|AR_H_A 3210||Near Eastern and Egyptian Art and Archaeology||3|
|AR_H_A 3510||Byzantine and Islamic Art and Archaeology||3|
|AR_H_A 4490||Late Antique Art and Archaeology||3|
|AR_H_A 4510||Byzantine Art and Archaeology||3|
|CL_HUM 4650||The World of Late Antiquity||3|
|ENGLSH 4150||World Literatures (Provided the literature is related to the ME)||3|
|GEOG 3270||Geography of the Middle East||3|
|FILM_S 3845||Modern Israeli Film||3|
|HEBREW 3310||Introduction to Israeli Culture||3|
|HEBREW 3845||Modern Israeli Film||3|
|HIST 1520||The Ancient World||3|
|HIST 3485||The United States and the Middle East||3|
|HIST 3850||Islam and the West||3|
|HIST 4560||The Crusades||3|
|PEA_ST 2100||The Vietnam and Iraq Wars: Lessons for the Future||3|
|PEA_ST 2110||Perspectives on Peace in the Middle East||3|
|PEA_ST 2255||Youth, Islam, and Global Cultures||3|
|PEA_ST 3850||Islam and the West||3|
|POL_SC 4411||Genocide, Terrorism and Civil War||3|
|POL_SC 4430||Global Human Rights||3|
|POL_SC 4780||Dictatorship and Democracy||3|
|REL_ST 2600||Early Christianity||3|
|REL_ST 3005||Topics in Religious Studies-Humanities (Introduction to the Qur'an)||3|
|REL_ST 3300||The Prophets||3|
|REL_ST 3310||The Problem of Evil: Theodicy in the Ancient Near East||3|
|REL_ST 3410||Cities and Letters of Paul: an Archaeological Investigation||3|
|REL_ST 3500||Judaism in the Time of Jesus||3|
|REL_ST 4550||The Historical Jesus||3|
|SOCIOL 2255||Youth, Islam, and Global Cultures||3|
|WGST 3370||Themes in Gender and Religion (Women and Islam)||3|
Advising and Support
For information, questions, and advising for the minor, contact:
Nathan Hofer, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Minor in Middle East Studies
221G Arts and Science Building