Minor in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

Minor Code MESASMIN
Degree Awarded None
Hours To Complete 18
Courses Required 6
Declaration of Minor Contact

Requirements

Students in the minor will pursue a track either in the Middle East or South Asia. The requirements in both tracks include a core course, two language courses, and two or three elective courses.

Requirements for the Middle Eastern Track

  • Core Course: MESAS 100: Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilization (3 credits)
  • Language Courses: Two language sequence in Arabic, Modern Hebrew, or Persian (6 credits minimum). The language course progression is approved by the department.
  • Elective Courses: Two or three elective courses on the Middle East to reach the 18-credit hour minimum from the following list: MESAS 120, 125(W), 160, 210, 211(W), 270(W), 310, 311, 314(W), 315(W), 316, 317, 318(W), 319, 320, 348, 362, 366, 375, 414(W), 415(W), 430

Requirements for the South Asia Track

  • Core Course: MESAS 102: Introduction to South Asian Civilization (3 credits
  • Language Courses: Two language sequence in Hindi or Tibetan (6 credits minimum). The language course progression is approved by the department.
  • Elective Courses: Two or three elective courses on South Asia to reach the 18-credit hour minimum from the following list: MESAS 160, 205R, 235, 240, 303R, 304, 330, 332(W), 335, 337, 228, 370(W)

*No more than two courses may be taken outside of MESAS (e.g. study abroad, transfer credit) for the minor.