Minor: Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Academic Minor in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies

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

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies offers an interdisciplinary academic 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 academic minor is on the modern Middle East and North Africa.

Students interested in the academic 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.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: ACABS 200/AAPTIS 200/HJCS 200, Introduction to World Religions: Near East.

Academic Minor Program: 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 academic 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 academic minor.


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