2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog

Middle East and South Asia Studies without Language minor


A minor in Middle East and South Asia studies without language requires the completion of seven courses (at least 21 credits). In meeting the requirements of this interdisciplinary minor, a student must use at least nine credits not also used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor. No more than two language courses can count toward this minor. Students should regularly consult with the Program Director about course substitutions due to changes in departmental offerings, and courses taken abroad.

1.    Gateway course: One course introducing the MESA area through comparative, broad-scale consideration of cultural processes, chosen from among the following: HIST 170, 171; MESA 195; REL 130, 283

2.    Distribution: 3 additional courses (9-11 credits) selected from the following, with at least one course from at least two of the following three areas. Additional courses may be used when the topic is relevant and the program director approves in advance:

    a.    Art History and Literature: ARTH 140, 141, 242, 243, 245, 246, 342, 343; LIT 273; REL 273, or, when appropriate, LIT 180, 295 (on a MESA-related topic)
    b.    Other Humanities (no more than two of which can be ARAB or SKT): ARAB 111, 112, 161, 162, 210, 211, 212, 395; HIST 170, 171; REL 101, 102, 105, 106, 130, 131, 132, 216, 231, 250, 283, 284, 333, 335, 350, 381; SKT 101, 102, 201, 202, 301; or, when appropriate, REL 260 (on a MESA-related topic)
    c.    Social Sciences: ECON 246, POL 384, REL 220, 222, 246; or, when appropriate, ECON 276, 295, 395; POL 274, 396

3.    Further Courses: Two additional 3- or 4-credit courses from MESA course offerings.

4.    Capstone Experience: MESA 393, taken after the completion of all other requirements, culminates in a major research paper on a topic proposed by the student and approved by the Program Director and supervising faculty adviser.

 

2. Distribution:


3 additional courses (9-11 credits) selected from the following, with at least one course from at least two of the following three areas. Additional courses may be used when the topic is relevant and the program director approves in advance:

3. Further Courses:


Two additional 3- or 4-credit courses from MESA course offerings.

4. Capstone Experience:


MESA 393, taken after the completion of all other requirements, culminates in a major research paper on a topic proposed by the student and approved by the Program Director and supervising faculty adviser.