Middle Eastern Studies
The Middle Eastern Studies Minor requires five courses (20 credits) drawn from the list of approved courses or from exceptional courses and opportunities approved by the Affiliate Faculty in respective disciplines. The five-course requirement will include one general introductory course chosen from the following:
HIST 425: Islamic Cultures and Civilizations
ANTH 500C: Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
GEOG 540: Geography of the Middle East
POLT 559: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
Students must receive a grade of C- or better for a course to count toward the minor. Courses for the minor may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
Foreign Language Study: The study of a Middle Eastern or language relevant to Middle Eastern Studies is strongly encouraged but not required. Students are encouraged and permitted to count Arabic towards the five-course requirement. Students who have studied Hebrew, Turkish, Farsi, or other Middle Eastern languages at other institutions may apply for transfer credit towards the minor. Through petition to the Minor Coordinator and with support of Affiliate Faculty in the respective discipline, students may apply for European languages, such as French and Italian, to count towards minor requirements, provided these are relevant to their research and study interests in the region.
Transfer or Articulation Agreements with other Institutions: Transfer credits may be approved by the Coordinator to count towards the minor if the transfer credit is accepted by the university and fits within the scope of the minor.
Students interested in the minor should contact the coordinator and/or affiliated faculty to discuss their program of study. At the beginning of their final semester of study at UNH, students should fill out a completion of minor form and submit it to their Dean's Office.