Middle East and Islamic Studies (Minor)

37 Middle East Studies Minor

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 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) 
Academic Plan Code(s): MEISMINOR 

Program Requirements

Humanities
Once course in Arabic at the 200 level or above3
One additional Humanities course, selected from the following:3
Additional coursework in Arabic (200 level or above)
Survey of Islamic Thought, Religion and Culture
Introduction to the Qur'an
Modern Islamic Thought
African Americans & Islam
Social Sciences
Two Social Sciences courses, selected from the following list:6
Cultures of the Middle East
Anthropology of Refugees
The Ancient Near East
Islamic Middle East
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
Advanced Studies in History
The Middle Eastern Wars
Byzantium and Islam
American Image of the Middle East
Studies in Middle Eastern History
Introduction to Middle East Politics
Political Islam
Politics of Oil
African Americans and Islam
Gender in the Middle East
Middle East and Islamic Studies Electives
Two additional courses, selected from the following list:6
Cultures of the Middle East
Anthropology of Refugees
Studies in History 1
The Ancient Near East
Introduction to Ancient Egypt.
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
French Empire
War in the Modern Middle East
The Ottoman Empire to 1800
The Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey from 1800
Advanced Studies in History
The Middle Eastern Wars
Byzantium and Islam
American Image of the Middle East
Studies in Middle Eastern History
Survey of Islamic Thought, Religion and Culture
Introduction to Jewish Cultures
New Testament
Introduction to the Qur'an
Modern Islamic Thought
African Americans & Islam
The Mediterranean and Culture
Perspectives on Religious Coexistence and Conflict
Introduction to Middle East Politics
Political Islam
Politics of Oil
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. 

1

May be used as a MEIS elective when its topic is appropriate and approved by the MEIS director. 

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