The Middle East Studies minor at BSU offers courses related to the region of the Middle East. Students choosing Middle East Studies as a minor will be exposed to the cultures and societies of the region through study of language, visual arts, history and social science. Minors will take an interdisciplinary approach to the political and socio-cultural aspects of the many countries of the region. The program seeks to complement other interdisciplinary minors offered by BSU. It serves to:
offer a structured program of courses related to the Middle Eastern region;
enhance both student awareness of geo-political complexities and student sensitivity to the diverse array of Middle Eastern cultures;
foster media literacy skills, cross-disciplinary analysis, and research opportunities that only an interdisciplinary minor can provide; and
prepare students for careers and post-graduate study.
Students interested in the Middle East Studies minor should contact Dr. Jabbar Al‑Obaidi, director.
A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses in the minor.
Course Requirements (18 credits)
The Middle East Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor encompassing six courses (18 credits). No more than two courses may be taken in one department. At least three courses (nine credits) must be taken at 300-level or higher.