Minor: Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies : Contact Information

 

1080 South University Avenue, Suite 3603 |  (734) 764-0350  (phone) |  (734) 936-0996  (fax) | www.ii.umich.edu/cmenas | e-mail: cmenas@umich.edu

Professor Juan Cole  (History), Director

Professor Fatma Müge Göçek  (Sociology), Associate Director


Academics and Requirements


 

Middle Eastern and North African Studies Advising

Prospective majors are encouraged to work closely with the area department advisor not only to ensure completion of the program requirements, but also to provide support in planning for future opportunities. Academic advising appointments are scheduled at 1080 South University Avenue, Suite 3603. Students interested in the minor in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies should develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the academic advisor. Appointments are scheduled the center's office at 1080 South University, Suite 3603, (734) 764-0350.

Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies Minor

A minor in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies is not open to students with a major in Middle Eastern and North African Studies or a major or minor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies .

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies offers an interdisciplinary minor to students who wish to gain insight into the political, economic, and social issues affecting the Middle East and North African, and who wish to achieve an understanding of the region's history and culture. Emphasis in this minor is on the modern Middle East and North Africa.

Prerequisites to the Minor

ACABS 200/AAPTIS 200/HJCS 200, Introduction to World Religions: Near East.

Requirements for the Minor

At least 15 credits of courses, chosen in consultation with and approved by advisor:

  1. A 400-level history course
  2. A 400-level social science course in either Anthropology, Political Science, or Sociology
  3. MENAS 493

Courses must be distributed over three of the following disciplines: 3rd year of middle eastern language, anthropology, history, history of art, middle eastern literature, political science, religion, sociology or women's studies.

Constraints

At least one half of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus. Elementary and intermediate-level language courses in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, and Turkish may not count toward the minor.


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