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Middle Eastern Studies Minor

Requirements

Optional Language Study

Language study is optional in this minor.  Interested students may apply six credits of language study to this minor by a) completing Arabic 101 and 102 at Pace, b) bypassing the SAT II in Hebrew, or c) transferring college credits in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, or Turkish.  Students beginning a language at the 101 level must complete a 102 level course in order to count language credits toward the minor.  Native speakers of a Middle Eastern language may apply three credits to the minor by passing a proficiency test at Pace for Arabic and at New York University for other approved languages.

Required Courses: (18 credits)

Group A

SIX to NINE credits from the following group (6-9 credits)

ANT 120People and Cultures of the Middle East

3 credits

ARA 101Elementary Arabic I

3 credits

HIS 119The Middle East: An Historical Survey

3 credits

INT 296ETopic: History and Religion of the Middle East: Holy Nationalism

6 credits

INT 296SBeyond the Veil: Women in Middle Eastern History and Literature

6 credits

Group B

SIX to NINE credits from the following group (6-9 credits)

ANT 296Topics in Anthropology

3 credits

ARA 102Elementary Arabic II

3 credits

HIS 209Israel and Palestine: The Heritage and the Challenge

3 credits

HIS 220Modern Islamic World: 1850-Present

3 credits

HIS 225The World of the Middle Ages: Byzantium

3 credits

HIS 274History of North Africa After 1800

3 credits

HIS 297ETopic: Islamic Social and Cultural History to 1850

3 credits

HIS 297GTopic: Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran

3 credits

INT 298RMiddle Eastern Cities: Then and Now

6 credits

RES 296STopic: Religion of Islam

3 credits

NOTE: With chair or department advisor's approval, students may choose more than one ANT 296 Topic course in Anthropology.

Group C

Students may choose one of the following courses (3 credits)
ANT 296DTopic: Anthropological Perspective of Women and Warfare

3 credits

HIS 223Discrimination, Integration and Assimilation: Global Jewish Experience

3 credits

HIS 296ETopic: Tolstoy, Turks and Taliban: Russia's "Orient"

3 credits

HIS 297HTopic: The Crusades

3 credits

RES 106Religions of the Globe

3 credits

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