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Course Work

The minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies requires six classes for completion.  Two of these are required and may be selected from the “Required Courses” section below. The remainder are elective courses (see “Elective Courses). Courses related to the study of the Middle East, Islam or Islamic cultures (but not listed) may be petitioned for credit.

8 units

ARLC 001 Introduction to Arabic Literatures and Cultures
GBST/ANTH 169 From the Maghreb to the Middle East (ANTH 169)
HST 121 Survey of Middle Eastern History, 1200-1800 (new class)
POSC 156 Political Systems Across Muslim Societies
RLST 111 Islam
RLST 113 Topics in Modern Islam
WMST 168 Gender and Power in Muslim Societies

16 units

Arabic Literatures and Cultures
ARLC 120 Classical Arabic Literary Prose
ARLC/CPLT 151 Palestine/Algeria
ARLC/CPLT 152 Modern Arabic Poetry in a Multilingual Frame
ARLC 154/CPLT 154/PHIL 128 Introduction to Arabic Philosophy
ARLC/CPLT 156 Jews and Arab
ARLC/CPLT/MEIS/RLST 158 Islam and Psychoanalyses

ANTH 136/SEAS 136 Anthropological Perspectives of Gender in Southeast Asia
ANTH 140I Ethnographic Interpretations: Cultures of Southeast Asia

Asian Studies
AST/CPLT 167 Postcolonial Literature and Criticism in Southeast Asia and South Asia

Comparative Literature
CPLT 153 Literature, Language, Relation

HST 124 Women in the Middle East – Islamic History
HST 125 Islam and Revolution in Iran
HST 126 Istanbul in History and Fiction

Middle East and Islamic Studies
199 Independent Study

Political Science
POSC 107 Non-Western Thought
POSC 120 The Politics of India and Pakistan
POSC 133 Politics of Central Asia in Comparative Perspective
POSC 152 Politics of the Middle East

Religious Studies
RLST 116 Religion and Violence
RLST 124K Zionism and the Holocaust
RLST 149 Southeast Asian Religions
RLST 150 Islam in Southeast Asia
RLST 151 Reading the Qur'an
RLST 155/PHIL 155 Peace in the Middle East (PHI 155) (proposed course)

THEA 191J Staging the Middle East

Women's Studies
WMST 151 Islam, Women, and the State
WMST 162/RLST Women's Issues in Modern Muslim Thought