Academic Minor in Near Eastern
The academic minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures provides students with the opportunity of gaining fundamental knowledge of Near East civilizations through the study of lower and upper level language and humanities courses in one of the three divisions of the Near Eastern Studies Department: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS); Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS); and Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS).
Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the appropriate departmental undergraduate advisor. The advisor can be contacted through the Department�s undergraduate secretary at the departmental office (4111 Thayer Bldg.), or by phone at (734) 764-0314.
Prerequisite to the Academic Minor: ACABS 100/ AAPTIS 100/ HJCS 100/ HISTORY 132, Peoples of the Middle East, and three terms of a Near Eastern Language (Classical Hebrew, Akkadian + Sumerian, Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, Modern Hebrew)
Academic Minor Program: At least 16 credits of courses to be chosen from the following two categories:
1. Near Eastern Languages: The fourth term of the Near Eastern language chosen for the prerequisite.
2. Near Eastern Culture and Society: At least three courses in the same division as the language chosen for the prerequisite, at least one of which must be at the 400 or 500 level (see department listings).