2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Middle East Studies Program

Office: Sturm Hall, Room 186A
Mail Code: 2000 East Asbury Avenue Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-871-7464
Email: Maha.Foster@du.edu
Web Site: https://liberalarts.du.edu/academics-admissions/programs-ug/minor-middle-east-studies

This interdisciplinary minor offers students in any major the opportunity to demonstrate competency in the study of the Middle East.

This interdisciplinary undergraduate minor provides students with an in-depth and substantive exposure to the politics, society, and religions of the Middle East through a variety of humanities and social sciences approaches, and through study of at least one major regional language. The minor aims to complement and augment the scholarly understanding of DU undergraduates pursuing any major and enhance their career opportunities.

This interdisciplinary undergraduate minor provides students with an in-depth and substantive exposure to the politics, society, and religions of the Middle East through a variety of humanities and social sciences approaches, and through study of at least one major regional language. The minor aims to complement and augment the scholarly understanding of DU undergraduates pursuing any major, and enhance their career opportunities. 

Minor Requirements 

20 credits including the following:

Language Sequence 18
Intermediate Arabic
and Conversation & Composition
or
Intermediate Hebrew
and Intermediate Hebrew 2
Three content courses: 312
Content course listing (may change depending on instructor interest/availability; not all courses offered every year)
Seminar in Art History
Mosques and Aniconism: Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250
Dragons and Sultans: Islamic Art and Architecture 1250-1600
Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation: Against All Odds
Postmodern Visions of Israel
Israeli Television and Cinema: Representing Cultural Diversity in Israeli Life
Aspects of Modern Hebrew: Readings, Films, Songs, and Discussion
Jews in the Islamic World, 632 C.E. - 1948 C.E.
A History of Israel-Palestine, 1800-Present
The Modern Middle East: 1798-1991
Women in the Middle East, 1800-Present
US Foreign Policy in the Middle East
United States - Israeli Relations, 1948-Present
United States Involvement in the Persian Gulf, 1933-Present
History of the Middle East
Introduction to Middle East and Islamic Politics
Israeli Culture Through Film: Society, Ethnicity, and Inter-Cultural Discourse
Israeli Society Through Film: Narratives of the Holocaust, War and Terror in Israeli Life
Contemporary Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 2000-Today
Islamic Empires
Religious Diversity in Israel
The Emergence of Monotheism
Total Credits20
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