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MINOR IN ISLAMIC AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

Requirements
The minor consists of five courses, which must be taken in at least two different departments. At least one course must be from Religious Studies, and at least one course must be at an advanced level (400 and above).

A. Two core courses are required for the minor:

  1. Either of the following two courses:

    HIST 138 Muslim Societies to 1500
    RELI 180 Introduction to Islamic Civilization
    (Covers material from the 7th century to 1500)

  2. One of the following three courses:
RELI 181 Modern Islamic Civilization
(Picks up where RELI 180 ends and continues to the present time)
HIST 139 Muslim Societies since 1500
(A continuation of HIST 138 to the present)
HIST 276 Modern Middle East

B. There are two subject categories in the minor: (1) Islamic Studies and (2) Middle Eastern Studies. Three of the five required courses in the minor (including the core courses) must be selected from one of those subject categories; the other two courses must come from the other category. Courses in each subject category are listed below.

C. A single language course at the 5th semester level or higher in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish can count as a course toward the Minor. Up to two courses in Islamic and Middle East studies at Duke University may count toward the minor, on approval by the Director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.


Subject Categories

Islamic Studies courses:

ART 154 Introduction to Art and Architecture of Islamic Lands (8th-16th c. CE)
ART 450 City as Monument
ART 458 Islamic Palaces, Gardens and Court Culture
ART 561 Art and Society in Medieval Islamic Spain and North Africa
ASIA 451 Orientalist Fantasies and Discourses on the Other
ASIA 452 Muslim Women in France and the U.S.
GEOG 448 Transnational Geographies of Muslim Societies
HIST 135 History and Culture of Hindus and Muslims: South Asia to 1750
HIST 136 History of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: South Asia since 1750
HIST 138 Muslim Societies to 1500
HIST 139 Muslim Societies since 1500
RELI 064 First-Year Seminar: Reintroducing Islam
RELI 180 Introduction to Islamic Civilization
RELI 181 Modern Islamic Civilization
RELI 218 Christianity and Islam in the Middle Ages
RELI 480 Modern Muslim Literatures
RELI 481 Religion, Fundamentalism, and Nationalism
RELI 581 Sufism
RELI 582 Islam and Islamic Art in South Asia
RELI 584 Qur'an as Literature
RELI 681 Readings in Islamicate Literatures
SOCI 419 Sociology of the Islamic World

Middle Eastern Studies courses:

ARAB 150 Introduction to Arab Culture
ARAB 151 Survey of Arabic Literature
ARAB 350 Women and Leadership in the Arab World
ARAB 433 Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation
ARAB 434 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
ARAB 452 Imagining Palestine
ARAB 453 Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World
ASIA 050 Real World Arabic
ASIA 051 First-Year Seminar: Cultural Encounters: The Arabs and the West
ASIA 455 Arabs in America
GEOG 059 First-Year Seminar: Space, Identity, and Power in the Middle East
GEOG 447 Gender, Space, and Place in the Middle East
HIST 275 History of Iraq
HIST 276 Modern Middle East
HIST 277 The Conflict over Israel/Palestine
HIST 536 Revolution in the Modern Middle East
HIST 537 Women in the Middle East
HIST 538 The Middle East and the West
RELI 343 Religion in Modern Israel
RELI 583

Religion and Culture in Iran, 1500-Present

RELI 585
Religion and Culture of Turkey

 
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