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Major and Minor requirements

In order to declare a major or minor in Middle East Studies, students are required to meet with an advisor. Middle East Studies is an open major, meaning that you don't have to apply or take any prerequisites to declare. 

major requirements: 33 credits

  • Foundational core (choose one)
    • MIDE 1000: Intro to Middle East
    • MIDE 1545: Islamic Origins & Empires
    • MIDE 1546: Modern Period
    • MIDE 3001: Exploring the Middle East 
  • Upper-division core (choose one)
    • MIDE 4325: Muslim-Americans in US
    • MIDE 4510: Intro to Islam 
    • MIDE 3644: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
    • HEBR 3880: Jewish Studies
  • Area Electives
    •  Complete 18 credits of upper-division area studies electives
  • Language Emphasis: Arabic or Persian
    • ARAB/PERS 3010
    • ARAB/PERS 3020 
  • Signature Experience
    • Complete 3 credits by participating in a study abroad, internship, Model Arab League, or other experience related to the Middle East approved by the advisor.

Notes: No more than 3 credits from a Hinckley internship may count toward your major.

Grade Requirements: All major courses must be taken for a minimum letter grade of C  or better.

Worksheet (catalog year, 2018-2019

Worksheet (catalog year, 2017-2018)

Worksheet (catalog year prior to 2017)

 

area studies minor

  • Area Electives
    •  Complete 12 credits of upper-division area studies electives
  • Language Emphasis: Arabic or Persian
    • Complete 8 credits of language
    • ARAB/PERS 1010 and 1020

Notes: No more than 3 credits from a Hinckley internship may count toward your major.

Grade Requirements: All major courses must be taken for a minimum letter grade of C  or better.

Worksheet

language minor

  • Language Emphasis: Arabic or Persian
    • Complete 16 credits of language
    • ARAB/PERS 1010 and 1020, 2010 and 2020
  • Area Electives
    • Complete 6 credits of upper-division area studies electives

Notes: No more than 3 credits from a Hinckley internship may count toward your major.

Grade Requirements: All major courses must be taken for a minimum letter grade of C  or better.

Worksheet

Honors Degree (HBA) in Middle East Studies

To graduate with an Honors Degree in Middle East Studies students must complete 7 additional courses designated by the Honors College and complete an Honors Thesis/Project. Students interested in an Honors degree should meet with an advisor in the Honors College to review program requirements and then meet with an Academic Advisor for Middle East Studies to declare an HBA in Middle East Studies.

For more information on the Honors program visit the Honors College:

Ft. Douglas 619
801-581-7381
http://honors.utah.edu/

major requirements: 33 credits

A minimum of 11 Middle East Studies courses totaling 33 credit hours must be completed successfully.

A portion of these courses may be completed through transfer credit from Salt Lake Community College. See the below major worksheet.

SLCC Worksheet

 

Last Updated: 9/26/18