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Degree Requirements


Requirements for Middle East Studies Minor

18 Semester Hours to Include:

Core Courses (12 semester hours)

Select from the following:

  • MES 2301 - Introduction to the Middle East
  • HIS 3311 - Middle East History A.D. 600 - 1798
  • HIS 4312 - Modern Middle East History
  • PSC 4334 - Government and Politics of the Middle East
  • REL 4345 - Religions that Shaped the Western World
With special permission of the director, MES 4V01 may be taken for 3 hours credit, and it may be counted as a core course.

Electives (6 semester hours from the following)

  • ANT 1310 - World Regions and Cultures
  • ANT 4341 - Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean
  • ARB 1401 or 1402 - Elementary Arabic I or II
  • ARB 2301 or 2302 - Intermediate Arabic I or II
  • ARC 2308 - Historical Geography of the Biblical World
  • ARC 3303 - Archaeology and the Bible
  • ARC 4V06 - Palestinian Archaeology
  • CHS 3308 - Hitler and the Holocaust
  • CHS 4379 - Islam and Democracy
  • ENV 4321 - Energy Economics
  • HIS 4313 - War and Peace in the Modern Middle East
  • HEB 1301 or 1302 - Elementary Hebrew I or II
  • PSC 3324 - World Political Systems
  • PSC 3314 - Problems and Politics of Developing Countries
  • REL 2300 - The Bible and Biblical Lands
  • REL 2343 - The Christian Church in Europe and the Middle East
  • REL/MES 3V00 - Biblical Heritage and Contemporary Society in the Holy Land
  • REL 4332 - History of Eastern Orthodoxy
  • MES 4V01 - Readings in Middle East Studies