The Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor

Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor Requirements

A minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies requires a total of 21 credit hours. Students must select at least nine credit hours from the designated core courses and the additional credit hours from the designated electives from at least two different disciplines. Up to six credit hours of Directed Individual Study and other appropriate special topics courses or seminars as offered, with the approval of the MES coordinators, may be included as electives. In addition, students must select courses from at least three different disciplines. Students must have a least a "C+" (2.33) average in courses counted for the minor.

Students may select any of the courses listed below for the core requirement (9 credit hours)in Middle East and Islamic Studies.

  • ARB 101 - Introductory Arabic I
  • GGY 255 - Geography of the Middle East
  • INT 352 - The Contemporary Middle East
  • PAR 230 - Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • PAR 375 - Islam
  • PLS 338 - Political Systems of the Middle East

Students may select as elective courses (12 credit hours) any courses listed below from 2 different disciplines, up to two Directed Independent Studies approved by the program coordinators, and other appropriate special topics course or seminar as offered, with the approval of the MES coordinator.

  • ARB 102 - Introductory Arabic II
  • ARB 201 - Intermediate Arabic I
  • ARB 202 - Intermediate Arabic II
  • ARH 325 - Islamic Art
  • HST 207 - Jewish History to 1492
  • HST 208 - Jewish History from 1492 to the Present
  • HST 365 - India and Pakistan after 1947
  • HST 381 - History Early Islamic Societies
  • HST 383 - Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East
  • HST 385 - Zionism and Israel
  • HST 386 - History of the Ottoman Empire
  • HST 387 - History of the Middle East in the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • HST 388 - History of the Middle East from World War I
  • HST 389 - History of Palestine and Israel
  • HST 483 - Topics in Middle Eastern History
  • INT 350 - Topics in the Middle East
  • INT 351 - The Contemporary Persian Gulf
  • INT 353 - Modern Iraq
  • INT 354 - The Middle East through Music, Film, and Literature
  • PAR 376 - Judaism
  • PLS 428 - Global Terrorism

If you have any questions, email Dr. Herb Berg at bergh@uncw.edu or call 962-3701.