Middle Eastern Studies - Coastal Carolina University
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Middle Eastern Studies

Minor

The Middle Eastern Studies (MES) Minor enables you to establish a deeper understanding of the range of complex issues in the Middle East—an important and rapidly changing part of the world. Moreover, it will provide you with a solid foundation for understanding the region’s politics, including both Arab countries and other non-Arab states such as Israel, Iran and Turkey. The MES minor has become a popular minor at many American universities. This minor will benefit you in three ways: gaining knowledge, becoming more aware of events concerning their lives directly, and creating better job opportunities since governmental institutions and non-governmental institutions are seeking individuals who have an understanding of this important region.

 

Coursework

Foundations (Choose One) 

  • ANTH 102 - Understanding Other Cultures (3 credits) 
  • LIS 122 - Introduction to Intercultural Studies (3 credits) 

Language 

ARA 110 or 120 - Beginning Arabic I or II (3 credits) 

Plus One: 

  • POLI 330 - Introduction to the Middle East (3 credits) 
  • HIST 354 - The Modern Middle East since 1918 (3 credits) 
  • RELG 322 - Introduction to Islam (3 credits) 
  • RELG 323 - Christianity: Sects and Practices (3 credits) 
  • RELG 330 - Introduction to Judaism (3 credits) 

 

Electives (Choose Three) 

  • ARTH 219 - Islamic Art and Architecture (3 credits) 
  • ENGL 375 - Special Topics in World and Anglophone Literature (3 credits) 
  • HIST 302 - The Middle Ages (500-1250) (3 credits) 
  • HIST 331 Q* - Medieval Islamic World, c. 600-1258 (3 credits) 
  • HIST 351 - The Ottoman Empire, 1281-1923 (3 credits) 
  • HIST 352 - Topics in the Modern Middle East (3 credits) 
  • HIST 357 - Exploring Middle Eastern Conflict (3 credits) 
  • HIST 375 - Exploring Peace in the Middle East (3 credits) 
  • HIST 446 - Age of Crusades (3 credits) 
  • HIST 485 Q* - Topics in the Medieval Middle East (3 credits) 
  • INTEL 343 - Terrorism and Political Violence (3 credits) 
  • POLI 327 - Women in the Middle East (3 credits) 
  • POLI 328 - Political Islam (3 credits) 
  • POLI 329 - Comparative Politics of the Middle East (3 credits) 
  • POLI 331 - The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (3 credits) 
  • POLI 332 - Conflict in the Persian Gulf (3 credits) 
  • POLI 333 - Islam and World Politics (3 credits) 
  • POLI 337 - Introduction to Islamist Extremism (3 credits) 
  • POLI 425 - The Arabic Language, Media and Politics in the Middle East (3 credits) 
  • POLI 426 - The Middle East Through Film (3 credits) 
  • RELG 331 - The Qur’an (3 credits) 

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