To declare the MENA minor, visit 175 PLC or contact the MENA director for an advising appointment
Middle East/North African Studies (MENA) Minor Requirements
- The minor in Middle East/North African Studies requires a minimum of 24 credits, at least 12 of which must be upper division.
- A minimum of 16 credits must be taken in residence.
- 20 credits must be taken for graded credit.
- A maximum of 16 credits may overlap with a student’s major or other minor.
- Courses applied to the minor must be passed with a grade of C- or P.
Students must complete each of the five following areas to earn the minor:
- ANTH 250 Introduction to Middle Eastern Studies (4.0 cr)
- One of the following courses (4.0 cr) :
- GEOG 209 Geography of the Middle East,
- INTL 423 Development of the Muslim World,
- PS 199 Crisis in the Middle East,
- COLT 231, 370, 461, or 470 (with Prof. Allan, and in consultation with MENA advisor)
- Social Science Electives from approved list (8.0 cr)
- Humanities Electives from approved list (8.0 cr)
- Area of Concentration: Choose one of the following in consultation with the MENA advisor:
The MENA Language Option is strongly encouraged for the minor, however, two other concentration options are available.
- Middle Eastern/North African Language (1 year proficiency minimum; second year language completion may fulfill the humanities electives requirement)
- Study Abroad (8 credits; may fulfill the social science and/or humanities electives requirements)
- Research Paper (4 credits; may be applied to the social science and/or humanities electives requirements)