Requirements: Middle Eastern and Islamic Cultures Minor


(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
ME/HI2011 Early Islamic History, 600-750 AD None
Four courses focusing on the Middle East offered in any discipline, for example:
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
HI1015 History of the Middle East I None
HI1016 History of the Middle East II None
ME2010 Situating the Middle East I None
ME2035 Situating the Middle East II None
ME/HI2040 Encounters between the Middle East and the West None
AH2024 Introduction to Islamic Art and Architecture None
CM4073 Media and Society in the Arab World None
ES/HI3017 Mediterranean Urban Culture: The Islamic City: History, Spaces, and Visual Culture None
FM3076 Arab Cinema None
PO3072 Politics of the Middle East College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
ES/FR3090 Topics (Sorbonne, if the topic is appropriate) FR2100CCI OR FR2100



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. 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.