Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Middle East and North Africa Studies Minor

The Middle East and North Africa Studies minor at BSU offers courses related to the region of the Middle East and North Africa. Students choosing Middle East and North Africa 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 East and North Africa region;
  • enhance both student awareness of geo-political complexities and student sensitivity to the diverse array of Middle Eastern and North African 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 and North Africa Studies minor should contact Dr. Navid Fozi, 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 and North Africa Studies minor director.

** Students in the minor are encouraged to complete MENA 360 - MENA Study Abroad - All Majors (Speaking Intensive)  

Total minimum credits: 18