Middle East and Islamic Studies (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Program Requirements

Nine Hours in Humanities disciplines:9
Course in Arabic at 200 level or above (required)
Select two of the following:
Survey of Islamic Thought and Culture
Introduction to the Qur'an
Modern Islamic Thought
African Americans & Islam
Nine hours in Social Sciences disciplines: 19
Cultures of the Middle East
Introduction to Middle East Politics
Politics of Oil
The Ancient Near East
Culture of the Ancient Near East
Islamic Middle East
Middle Eastern History, 1453 to the Present
The Origins of Islam
The United States and the Middle East
War in the Modern Middle East
The Ottoman Empire to 1800
The Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey from 1800
The Middle Eastern Wars
Byzantium and Islam
American Image of the Middle East
Studies in Middle Eastern History
Gender in the Middle East
Minimum Total Hours18

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.