Minor in Middle Eastern Studies

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The Middle Eastern Studies minor includes a track A (Arabic language) and a track B (non-language).

Minor in Middle Eastern Studies
Track A
ARAB 1412Elementary Arabic II4
ARAB 2311Intermediate Arabic I3
ARAB 2312Intermediate Arabic II3
Select two of the following:6
Middle East Since 1700
Politics Of The Middle East
Social Change And Development
Select one of the following:3
The Contemporary Arab World
Cultural Food Practices
Sociology Of Religion
Total Hours19
Track B
Select three of the following:9
Germany & Cen Europe Sn 1815
Middle East Since 1700
Politics Of The Middle East
Social Change And Development
Select three of the following:9-10
Individual Readings in Arabic
Independent Study
Problems in Political Science
Sociology Of Religion
Total Hours18-19

Students may take POLS 4081 or HIST 4075 or ARAB 4075 more than once for credit toward the minor if the topics are different. Topics in these courses must be on the Middle East. Departments will offer the courses with a Middle East focus once a year. In addition, ARAB 1411, ARAB 1412, ARAB 2311, or ARAB 2312 may be substituted for any six hours in block 2 classes of Track B. FOLG 4363 may also be counted as an advanced course for the minor for Tracks A & B.

Foreign Language Requirement

The 12-14 semester hour requirement consists of four courses in one language: 1411, 1412, 2311, and 2312. These courses must be taken in sequence. No two courses in the series may be taken concurrently without the written approval of the Department Chair. The requirement reads “12-14 hours” to accommodate transfer students from institutions that award only 3 hours credit for each semester of the first year.

Credit-by-Examination/Placement Examination

The University offers a CLEP subject exam in order to determine the amount of credit to be given for courses which need not be taken because of adequate performance on the examination. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Testing.