Middle East Studies Minor


18 credits, including:

3 to 6 credits in History from the following:3-6
D2: Hst Islam&Middle E to 1258
D2: Hst Islam&Mid E since 1258
D2: Rel & Pol in Islamic Hist
Topics in Middle East History
D2: Hist of Modern Middle East
3 to 6 credits in core courses from the following: 3-6
Contemporary Israel
D2: Introducing Islam
D2:Int'l Politics Middle East
9 additional credits in approved Middle East-related courses.9
At least 9 credits must be at the 100-level or above.
“See also” Courses: Each semester, a list of courses that will count towards the minor will be made available via the Registrar’s page. Students may also consult with the Middle East Studies director and propose other courses with sufficient Middle East content to fulfill the requirements. The director of the program must approve any course not listed before it can be considered to fulfill the requirements for the minor. Students are encouraged to focus these courses on the Middle East when possible, such as choosing a Middle East topic for research projects in the course.
Independent Study: Up to 3 credits in GRS 197, GRS 198, GRS 297, or GRS 298 independent study courses may be counted toward the minor with the approval of the director of the program and the instructor of the independent study.
Language Courses: There is no language requirement for the minor, but students are strongly encouraged to take one year of a Middle Eastern language such as Arabic or Hebrew. A maximum of six credits of language study may be counted toward the minor.
Study Abroad: Students who are pursuing the Middle East Studies minor are encouraged to spend a portion of their time at UVM abroad. Nine credits toward your minor may be taken abroad. Consult the Global & Regional Studies Study Abroad website for more information.


Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach the 100-and 200-level courses applicable to the minor.