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, 2018

  • ARAB 121, 122, 123; 201, 202
  • ANTH 338: Anthropology of Refugees*
  • HIST 310-01 Egypt-Pharaoh to Sultan*
  • HIST 376 War in the Modern Middle East – WR
  • HUM 306 Survey of Islamic Thought and Culture
  • HUM 516/616 Women and Gender in Muslim Societies*
  • HUM 518 Arabs and Jews in Israeli & Palestinian Literature & Cinema*
  • PAS 349/HUM 349 African Americans and Islam (online)
  • POLS 399-01 Political Islam* SOC 460 Gender in the Middle East *

*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.