Concentration in the Middle East

Sheila Carapico, Rania Sweis, and Yucel Yanikdag, Advisors

International Studies: Middle East

Yucel Yanikdag (History) and Rania Sweis (Anthropology), Advisors

Note: Within the concentration, the eight units must be selected from three or more departments with no more than four units from a single department. It is expected that students will study a Middle Eastern language and undertake their study abroad in a Middle Eastern or North African country or at an international university known for Middle Eastern studies.

8 units, including

Three units chosen from Area A
Three units chosen from Area B
Two units from Area A or B

Area A: Humanities

ARAB 301 Advanced Arabic
ARAB 302 Advanced Arabic II
ARAB 401 Arabic in the Media
ARAB 402 Introduction to Arabic in Literature
CLSC 321 Archaeology of the Middle East
HIST 270 Early Islamic World
HIST 271 The Modern Middle East
HIST 272 The Ottoman Empire
HIST 370 Contending Visions of the Middle East
LAIS 421 Arabs, Jews and Christians from Frontier to Empire: Medieval Spanish Literature
MLC 242 From Scheherazade to Jasmine: The Arabian Nights in World Literature and Culture
MLC 243 Politics and Social Movements in Modern Middle Eastern Literatures
MLC 244 Writing Women in Modern Arabic Fiction
MLC 346 Insiders and Outsiders: Arabic Encounters with the West
RELG 230 The History of Israel
RELG 244 Women in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
RELG 259 Orientalism, Racism, and Religion
RELG 260 History of Judaism
RELG 281 Introduction to Islam
RELG 287 Ninety-nine Names of God
RELG 288 Saints and Sinners in Muslim Literature
RELG 385 Sufism: Introduction to Islamic Mysticism

Area B: Social Sciences

ANTH 350 Sex and Gender in the Middle East
ANTH 360 Power and Society in the Middle East
GEOG 279 Middle Eastern Geographies
GEOG 320/PLSC 320 Power, Space, and Territory: Geographies of Political Change
IBUS 388 ST: Global Business in a Digital World: Middle East
LAWE 653 Islam, Law, and Society (taken as Arts and Sciences cross list)
LAWE 685 Muslim Family Law (taken as Arts and Sciences cross list)
MLC 347 Islam, Nationalism, and the West: Modern Thought in the Arab World
PLSC 340 Islam in Politics
PLSC 355 International Relations of the Middle East
RHCS 345 Rhetoric of Terror/ism, (In) Security and the States