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


Humanities

3 credits

One course in Arabic at the 200 level or above

3 credits

One course in Humanities (including any additional coursework in Arabic above Arabic 200) selected from the following list:

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

Social Sciences

6 credits

Two courses in social sciences from the following list:

  • ANTH 319, 338
  • HIST 341, 345, 356, 357, 360, 362, 376, 377, 378, 503, 563, 564, 593, 594
  • POLS 355, 356, 363
  • PAS 349 (cross-listed with HUM)
  • SOC 460

Electives

6 credits

Any Two classes from the following list;

  • ANTH 319, 338
  • HIST 341, 345, 356, 357, 360, 362, 376, 377, 378, 503, 563, 564, 593, 594
  • POLS 355, 356, 363
  • PAS 349 (cross-listed with HUM)
  • SOC 460
  • HUM 306, 313, 316, or 349 (cross-listed with PAS)

Total: 18 credits

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.