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  Oct 17, 2017
 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Eastern and North African Studies Minor


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This interdisciplinary minor allows students to demonstrate expertise in the Middle Eastern and North African regions of the world.

Minimum credits required: 21 (7 courses)


Foreign Language:


Two semesters of foreign language. Arabic is preferred, but French or Spanish may be approved as appropriate for the student’s area study plans. Students with native fluency may appeal for exemption.

Electives in Middle Eastern Studies: (Choose two of the following)


Of the elective courses, TWO courses must be wholly devoted to the study of Middle Eastern history, cultural, or politics, and must be selected from the menu below.

Capstone:


Students must complete a capstone thesis or project, XXX 491 or 492 Departmental Thesis of Project, related to the Middle East or North Africa. The project or thesis may be conducted in any department, with the approval of the director of the MENA minor.

Notes:


Topics courses, LAC, or seminars on subjects related to Middle Eastern culture or society may also be counted toward the minor, with the permission of the director of the MENA minor.

We recommend that students have a study abroad experience in the Middle East or North Africa. Courses taken during the study abroad experience may count for the minor and may stand in for area C courses if they are wholly devoted to study of Middle Eastern history, culture, or politics. Students should have the MENA minor director approve plans for coursework to be taken during study abroad.

We recommend that students who do study abroad follow up with further language experience, such as summer immersion programs, translation projects, or target-language research.

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