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Why Choose a Muslim Studies Minor?

An acute interest in the study of Muslim societies has developed in the wake of ongoing world events. Students who complete one of these minors will be uniquely positioned with a better understanding of the Muslim world in a time when misconceptions have been widely proliferated. Each minor offers the undergraduate student explorative possibilities and maximum flexibility. Both minors can prepare post-baccalaureate students for careers in anthropology, archeology, history, art and literature, health, and diplomacy.

In the interest of fostering a better understanding of Muslim societies and preserving their diverse heritage, the Institute created two undergraduate minor concentrations: Muslim Societies (SS) and Muslim Cultures (HU). For additional information, please see the links below.  Undergraduate students interested in registering for either of these minors should contact Professor Betty Anderson, the primary advisor, or the Institute’s staff.

 

Minor in Muslim Cultures (HU)

Students must receive a C or better in 6 courses chosen from a combination of required and elective classes.  Required courses include one course on a Religion list (RN 338/638 / RN 214 / RN 340 / RN 341 / RN 344 / RN 345 / RN 346E (HI 354E) / RN 347); one course from a Humanities list (AH 220 / AH 313 / AH 314 / LY 281 / LY 282 / LY 283 / LY 284 / LY 350 / LY 441 / LT 281 / LZ 281 / XL 223 / XL 315 / WS 305 B1); and one Language instruction course numbered 212 or higher in Arabic (LY), Persian (LZ), or Turkish (LT). Of the three remaining courses, students will have the flexibility of choosing courses that reflect their interests and course of study. Two of the remaining courses must be taken from an approved list of Humanities (HU) electives. One course must be taken from an approved list of Social Science (SS) electives.

Minor in Muslim Societies (SS)

Students must receive a C or better in 6 courses chosen from a combination of required and elective classes. Required courses include one course on a Religion list (RN 338/638 / RN 214 / RN 340 / RN 341 / RN 344 / RN 345 / RN 346E (HI 354E) / RN 347) and one course on a Social Science list (AN 307 / AN 317 / HI 392 / HI 393 / IR 328 / IR 507 / IR 587 / WS 351 E). Of the four remaining courses, students will have the flexibility of choosing courses that reflect their interests and course of study. Three of the remaining courses must be taken from an approved list of Social Science (SS) electives. One course must be taken from an approved list of Humanities (HU) electives.