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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Middle Eastern Studies Minor

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Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Coordinator

Faculty: Rebecca Glazier, Department of Political Science
Simon Hawkins, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Krista Lewis, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Department of Political Science
Navin Shafeek Amin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology


The Middle Eastern Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that gives student the opportunity to study the Middle East in-depth by combining existing course offerings from a number of disciplines. The minor is available to students from a wide variety of majors, and is particularly valuable option for students majoring in International Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, or History. The minor consists of 18 credit hours, including three required upper-division courses in politics, cultures and history of the Middle East, and three elective courses with a focus on the Middle East. The list of available elective courses is expanding.

The minor is a part of a broader Middle Eastern Studies Program, funded by the King Fahd endowment. The program offers, on competitive basis, grants for Middle Eastern Studies students studying at UA Little Rock and for UA Little Rock faculty with interest in the Middle East. The program also supports a series of monthly lectures and events on the Middle East. For further information, please contact the program chair.

Minor description:

The minor requires 18 upper level hours to include:

9 hours of elective credit

Students can transfer their credits for other minor-related coursework, including study of Middle Eastern Languages. Other elective courses may be substituted with prior consent of the program coordinator.

9 hours of elective credit selected from courses with a Middle Eastern focus including the following courses:

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