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 Fall, 2019

  • HIST 360 Origins of Islam
  • HUM 313 Intro to Qur'an
  • HUM 616 Modern Middle East Literature
  • POL SC 363 Politics of Oil (Honors)

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.