Middle East Studies

The Middle East studies minor prepares you to engage with the Middle East and the Islamic world, a religion and worldview that will continue to play a critical role in world affairs for the foreseeable future. The minor incorporates a variety of disciplines including history, religion, language and sociology.

Minor requirements:

Choose one program:
GEN 310 - Middle East Studies Program
No course description available.
GEN 354 - Oman Semester
Choose 8 credits:
PSC 235 - Comparative Politics
A broad survey of politics, political change, political institutions and public policy in several selected countries from different continents. Contrasts with the United States are emphasized and special attention is paid to historical development, ideological, religious and social factors. (4 credits)
REL 295 - Intercultural Communication
Christian ministry and mission is essentially an ongoing process ofinteracting effectively with others in ways appropriate to one's message andglobal/local contexts. By providing a progressively integrated understandingof intercultural issues, this course will enable students to applyprinciples of communication through their particular vocation or ministry sothat they connect theory with models and practice to appropriatelycommunicate the Gospel message across cultures and micro-cultures. (2credits)
REL 390CC - World Religions
(4 credits)(NWCore option under Cross-Cultural Engagement) The major religionsof the world are examined in the light of Christian faith. This courseemphasizes the interaction of religion and culture with a view tocross-cultural understanding. In-depth research into a specific topicrelated to world religions is required.
SOC 290CC - Cultural Anthropology
(4 credits)(IGE option under Cross-Cultural Engagement) This course is about learning a way of seeing and understanding other cultures and our own culture(s) - introducing and drawing on ideas and insights from the field of Cultural Anthropology. In a globalizing and increasingly interconnected world these ideas and insights can serve a critical need in helping us understand and learn how to live in with cultural diversity and complexity. Thus the value of this course is in learning a new way of seeing and understanding, a way that helps us think about what it means to be human, a way that helps us understand and live with our neighbors -- locally and globally.

Total Credits Required: 24