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Middle East and Islamic Studies at Sacramento State University of California

The minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) emphasizes coursework in the history, politics, society, culture, and religion of the Middle East and the wider Islamic world.

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The minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) emphasizes coursework in the history, politics, society, culture, and religion of the Middle East and the wider Islamic world. The curriculum for the program includes upper and lower division courses offered by the departments of History, Humanities and Religious Studies, Government, Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Foreign Languages. Students wishing to minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies are required to consult with the program coordinator.

Special Features

  • The minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies is administered through the Department of History in the College of Arts and Letters.
  • The program committee consists of faculty from several departments in the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • With the approval of the student’s MEIS faculty advisor and the program coordinator students may take a maximum of three (3) units of independent study towards the electives requirement for the minor. The independent study project must consist of substantial readings and research in a project developed in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.

Requirements – Minor

Units required for the Minor: 18, six units maximum may be from lower division coursework. All required courses are also listed as potential electives. Courses taken to fulfill requirements cannot also be taken as electives. The elective courses under requirement C must be taken from two or more departments.

Units required for the Minor: 18, six units maximum may be from lower division coursework. All required courses are also listed as potential electives. Courses taken to fulfill requirements cannot also be taken as electives. The elective courses under requirement C must be taken from two or more departments.

A: Islamic Studies Requirement (3 units)

(3) Select one of the following:

HIST 8  History of Islamic Civilizations

HRS 144  Introduction to Islam

B: Modern Middle East Requirement (6 units)

(6) Select two of the following:

GOVT 148  Governments and Politics in the Middle East

HIST 143B  The Modern Middle East

SOC 162  Middle Eastern Societies and Culture

C: Electives (9 units)

(9) Select three of the following (choices must come from two or more departments):

ARBC 1A  Elementary Arabic

ARBC 1B  Elementary Arabic (ARBC 1A or instructor permission)

ARBC 2A  Intermediate Arabic (ARBC 1B or instructor permission)

GOVT 137  Nationalism (GOVT 35, GOVT 130, or instructor permission)

GOVT 148  Governments and Politics in the Middle East

HIST 8  History of Islamic Civilizations

HIST 110  The Ancient Near East: A Cultural History (GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+, or C or higher grade in ENGL 109M/W, or C- grade in ENGL 109M/W or WPJ score 70/71 and ENGL 109X co-requisite.)

HIST 143A  Middle Eastern History to 1800

HIST 143B  The Modern Middle East

HIST 144  Modern Iran: Islam, Politics, and the State, 1500-Present

HRS 144  Introduction to Islam

HRS 145  Introduction to Islamic Cultures

HRS 152  Great Mystics of the World

HRS 178B  Religions of India II: Medieval and Modern

SOC 162  Middle Eastern Societies and Culture

SOC 163  Conflict, Oil, and Development in the Middle East

SOC 199  Individual Study Projects

WOMS 121 Women of the Middle East

Contact 

Address: Jeffrey Wilson, Coordinator
3080 Tahoe Hall
Phone: (916) 278-6206

Email: amarashi@csus.edu

Website: oldcatalog.csus.edu

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