Middle Eastern and Islamic Cultures Minor

Requirements: Middle Eastern and Islamic Cultures Minor


(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)
Course Number Course Name
ES/HI2010 Early Islamic History, 600-750 AD
Four courses focusing on the Middle East offered in any discipline, for example:
Course Number Course Name
HI1015 History of the Middle East I
HI1016 History of the Middle East II
ME2010 Situating the Middle East I
ME2020 Situating the Middle East II
ME2030 Encounters between the Middle East and the West
AH/ES2019 The Mosque: Introduction to Muslim Cultures
AH2024 Introduction to Islamic Art and Architecture
AH/ES3014 European Urban Culture: Istanbul, an Imperial Palimpsest
CM4073 Media and Society in the Arab World
ES/HI3017 Mediterranean Urban Culture: The Islamic City: History, Spaces, and Visual Culture
FM3076 Arab Cinema
PO3072 Politics of the Middle East
ES/FR3090 Topics (Sorbonne, if the topic is appropriate)



Minors must be completed at the same time as the BA or BS degree. No more than 8 credits from courses taken outside AUP may be applied towards a minor, and these courses must be specifically accepted by the department supervising the minor. In exceptional circumstances, a department may authorize a limited substitution for courses identified as minor requirements in the list above. All courses counting in a minor must be completed with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, with no individual grade lower than “C-.”

Courses taken to satisfy requirements for a minor must include at least three courses which are not being applied towards a major or towards another minor. Courses taken to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, including FirstBridge courses, may be applied towards a minor. Minors do not appear on diplomas but are noted on students' transcripts. A self-designed minor is an option for students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher; the student and her or his advisor design these minors.