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Minors

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Minor 

Academic Minor Program (16 credits)

The academic minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures provides students with the opportunity of gaining fundamental knowledge of Near East civilizations through the study of lower and upper level language and humanities courses in one of the three divisions within the Department of Near Eastern Studies: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies; Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies; and Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies.

Prerequisites NEAREAST 200: Introduction to the Middle East and three terms of a Near Eastern Language (Classical Hebrew, Akkadian + Sumerian, Middle Egyptian, Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, or Modern Hebrew)

Minor Requirements At least 16 credits of courses to be selected from the following two  categories:

  • Near Eastern Language The fourth term of the Near Eastern language selected for the  prerequisite 
  • Near Eastern Culture: At least three courses in the same area as the language selected for the prerequisite, one of which must be at the 400- or 500-level (i.e. courses on Arabic culture and society if studying Arabic language)

Early Christian Studies Minor

Academic Minor Program (16 credits) 

The academic minor in Early Christian Studies provides students with the opportunity of gaining fundamental knowledge of early Christianity in its Near Eastern and Classical contexts, through the study of lower and upper level language and humanities courses in the Near Eastern Studies and Classical Studies Departments.

Prerequisites NEAREAST 236: Introduction to the New Testament and three terms of Greek

Minor Requirements At least 16 credit hours of courses to be selected from the following categories. Choose one:

•The Fundamentals of Early Christianity (NEAREAST 238)
•Early Christianity in its Near Eastern context (NEAREAST 200)
•Early Christianity in its Mediterreanean context (HISTORY 201)

At least two upper-level courses in the literature of early Christianity in the original Greek (includes GREEK 307, 308, 427, 428, 429 and courses currently under development).

At least two upper level (300-400) level courses in early Christianity and its Mediterranean roots.