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Middle East Studies Minor

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Gain an appreciation for the history, religion, and culture of Middle Eastern regions, while understanding their role in international relations. 

18 Credit Hours for Minor

Middle East Studies Minor Requirements (9 Hours)

Elective (9 Hours)


What You'll Study

Study the Arabic language as you develop a love for the unique civilizations of the Middle East. You'll review their political history and see its affects on their culture and tradition. You'll take courses in religion and culture, history, Arabic, Hebrew, art, and political science, including courses like these:

  • History of the Middle East
  • Elementary Arabic
  • Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  • Women and Gender in Islam
  • The Arab-Israeli Dispute

The Minor in Middle East Studies emphasizes a breadth of subjects pertaining to the Middle East and requires completion of 18 semester hours.



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Contact Us
If you have questions about pursuing a middle east studies minor, please contact:

Rachel Scott
Coordinator of Middle East Studies Minor
203 Major Williams Hall,
220 Stanger Street,
Blacksburg, VA 24061