There are 5 required classes for the MENA studies minor for a total of 15 credits.
- Introduction to MENA Gateway Course (3 credits): The gateway course offers an introduction and overview of the region from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Three elective courses (9 credits): Courses may be taken across departments, and are not limited to those in the Arabic program. A course’s eligibility for this requirement will be determined by the director of the minor. Courses must eventually be clustered in one of two tracks:
- Religion and Literature
- History and Politics
Senior capstone project (3 credits): Projects will consist of a substantial research or creative project related to the MENA region and can take the form of a separate project supervised by a faculty member or an augmented project from an additional upper-level course pertaining to the region. In the latter case, the upper-level course must be taken in addition to the three elective courses required for the minor.
Questions? Want to get started in MENA?
Professor Hussein Abdulsater
Director of the Middle Eastern and North African Studies Minor