Minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies

This program offers an interdisciplinary study of Islam and the Middle East through coursework in anthropology, art history, history, humanities, Pan-African studies, political science, sociology, and Arabic language.

Classes offered in Spring, 2019

  • ARAB 121, 122, 123; 201, 202
  • ANTH 338: Anthropology of Refugees*
  • HUM 310 Religion and Culture *
  • HUM/PAS 349 African Americans and Islam (online)
  • HIST 503-01 Advanced Studies in Byzantium and Islam*   
  • SOC 450/691 Gender and Social Movements*

*These courses may be taken for MEIS credit.

Program Requirements for the Minor in MEIS

I. Humanities (9 hours)

A. One course in Arabic language at the 200 level or above (prereq: ARAB 121,122,123)

B. Two additional courses in Humanities selected from the following list::

      • ARTH 367
      • HUM 306, 313, 316, 349 (cross-listed with PAS)

II. Social Sciences (9 hours)

Three courses in Social Sciences (with no more than 6 hours in any one department) selected from the following list:

  • ANTH 319
  • HIST 341, 345, 356, 357, 360, 362, 376, 377, 378, 503, 563, 564, 593, 594
  • POLS 355, 363
  • PAS 349 (cross-listed with HUM)
  • SOC 460

Total Credit Hours: 18

To apply for the minor, contact the Middle East & Islamic Studies program director Dr. Julie Peteet at julie.peteet@louisville.edu or (502) 852-6964.