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
GEN 354 - Oman Semester
Choose 8 credits:
PSC 235CC - Comparative Politics
A survey of the politics of several countries from different continents.Special attention is paid to historical development and ideological,religious, and cultural factors affecting a country's politics. (4credits) (NWCore option under Cross-Cultural Engagement)
REL 295 - Intercultural Communication
REL 390CC - World Religions
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. (4 credits) (NWCore option underCross-Cultural Engagement)
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

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