Middle Eastern Studies

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES MINOR

Required Courses: 18

Credits

Group A

 

SIX to NINE credits from the following:

6-9

ANT

120 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

(3)

ARA

101 (or other language – see note below)

(3)

HIS

119 Survey of Middle Eastern History

(3)

INT

296E Religion and History of the Middle East

(6)

INT 296S Beyond the Veil: Middle Eastern Women in History and Literature

(6)

INT

297P Politics and Cultures of the Middle East and South East Asia

(6)

Group B

 

SIX to NINE credits from the following:

 6-9

ANT

296 Topics: Middle East Cultures Through Films

 (3)

ANT

296 Arab Cultures in a Global Perspective

 (3)

ANT

296 Gender and Sexuality in Middle Eastern Societies

 (3)

ARA

102 (or other language-see note below)

 

HIS

209 Israel and Palestine: The Heritage and The Challenge

 (3)

HIS

220 Modern Islamic World: 1850 to the Present

 (3)

HIS

225 The Medieval World: Byzantium

 (3)

HIS

274 History of North Africa After 1800

 (3)

HIS 297E Islamic Social and Cultural History to 1850

(3)

HIS 297G Modern History of Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran

(3)

INT 298R Middle Eastern Cities: Then and Now

(6)

POL 296K The Political Economy of the Middle East

(3)

RES

296S  Topics: The Religion of Islam

(3)

Group C

 

Students may choose one of these courses:

 3

ANT

296D Anthro Perspective of Women and Warfare

 (3)

HIS

223 Discrimination, Integration, Assimilation: The Global Jewish Experience

 (3)

HIS

296E Topics: Tolstoy, Turks and Taliban

 (3)

HIS

297H The Crusades

 (3)

INT

297F The Jewish People in Life and Literature (3 credits may be applied)

 (6)

RES

106 Religions of the Globe

 (3)

From time to time, other courses will be offered

 

Note on Languages: Language study is optional in this minor. Students may, if they wish, apply six credits of language study by a) completing Arabic 101 and 102 at Pace, b) bypassing the SAT II in Hebrew, or c) transferring college credits in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, or Turkish. Students beginning a language at the 101 level must complete a 102 level course in order to count language toward the minor. Native speakers of a Middle Eastern language may apply three credits to the minor by passing a proficiency test at Pace for Arabic and at NYU for other languages.