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The minor in Middle East studies is an interdisciplinary program aimed at a comparative study of the Middle East (including North Africa).
The program consists of seven courses, of which at least five must be upper division. Three courses have to deal with the Middle East since the emergence of Islam, as listed here under “Core Courses.” The remaining courses may be chosen from either the core courses or the supporting courses; and they may be courses dealing with the ancient, medieval, or modern Middle East.
Students may choose to take a three-quarter (minimum twelve credits) sequence of a Middle Eastern language (in which case only four of the seven courses need to be upper division). All seven courses must be taken for a letter grade.
The courses that make up the minor must be approved by the student’s college and by the Middle East Studies Program.
Approved courses taken at other universities or through participation in the Education Abroad Program can be included as part of the minor by petition.
For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog 2020–21, please contact the department for more information.
ANSC 133. Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
ANTH 199. Independent Study (Middle East Anthropology)
HINE 114. History of the Islamic Middle East
HINE 116. The Middle East in the Age of European Empires
HINE 118. The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
HINE 119. United States Mid-East Policy Post-WWII
HINE 126. Iranian Revolution in Historical Perspective
HINE 127. History of Modern Turkey
HINE 166. Nationalism in the Middle East
HINE 186. Special Topics in Middle Eastern History
HINE 199. Independent Study in Near Eastern History
HITO 105. Jewish Modernity from 1648 to 1948
LTWL 141. Islam and Modernity
LTWL 160. Women in Literature: Arabic Women in Literature and Society
POLI 121. Government and Politics of the Middle East
POLI 138D. Special Topics/Comparative Polities: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
SOCI 158. Islam in the Modern World
SOCI 188F. Modern Jewish Societies and Israeli Society
SOCI 199. Independent Study (Middle East Sociology)
ANAR 140. Foundations/Social Complex/Near East
ANAR 141. Prehistory of the Holy Land
JWSP 1. Beginning Hebrew
JWSP 2. Intermediate Hebrew
JWSP 3. Intermediate Hebrew Continued
JWSP 101. Introduction to Hebrew Texts
JWSP 102. Intermediate Hebrew Texts
JWSP 103. Advanced Hebrew Texts
HIEU 117. Greece and the Balkans
HINE 102. The Jews in Their Homeland in Antiquity
HINE 103. The Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity
HINE 104. Sex in the Bible
HINE 108. The Middle East before Islam
HINE 112A/AL. Great Stories from the Hebrew Bible
HINE 112B/BL. Great Poems from the Hebrew Bible
HINE 113. Ancient Near East Mythology
HINE 160. Special Topics in the Bible and the Ancient Near East
HINE 162. Anthropology and the Hebrew Bible
HINE 170. Special Topics in Jewish History
TWS 25. Third World Literatures