Middle East and Islamic Studies (Minor)

37 Middle East Studies Minor

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2021–Spring 2022 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 - WR
The Ottoman Empire to 1800
The Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey from 1800 - WR
Advanced Studies in History
The Middle Eastern Wars - WR, CUE
Byzantium and Islam
American Image of the Middle East - CUE
Studies in Middle Eastern History - WR
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 - WR
The Origins of Islam
The United States and the Middle East
History of France, 1799 to the Present
War in the Modern Middle East - WR
The Ottoman Empire to 1800
The Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey from 1800 - WR
Advanced Studies in History
The Middle Eastern Wars - WR, CUE
Byzantium and Islam
American Image of the Middle East - CUE
Studies in Middle Eastern History - WR
Survey of Islamic Thought, Religion and Culture
Introduction to Jewish Cultures - D2, AH
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. 

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