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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
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Middle East Studies Minor

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.

Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses in the minor.


* Special topics and study tour courses may be applied to the minor, depending upon the specific topic covered, with prior consent of the Middle East Studies minor director.

Total minimum credits: 18