The Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) program strives to promote research and education about Islam and the Middle East to the University community. Our philosophy is that one must acquire competency in language, social sciences and the humanities to fully understand and appreciate this region. Therefore, the program employs an interdisciplinary approach by offering courses in Arabic language, anthropology, art history, humanities, history, and political science.
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.
The emergence of the Arabic language on a global scale has inspired the University of Louisville to offer a newly expanded Arabic Program that offers basic, intermediate and advanced courses.