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Middle East Studies Minor

Effective Fall 2020

Exclusions:

Students can both major and minor in Middle East Studies if different languages and/or disciplines are used toward each.

Advising

Students interested in declaring a Middle East Studies major or minor should plan to meet with an advisor before doing so to create a comprehensive and cohesive plan of study. Appointments are scheduled through an online calendar available on the department website.

Grade Policies

No course will count towards the minor unless the student receives a grade of C- or better.

Prerequisites

MIDEAST 200: Introduction to the Middle East

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 16

At least 16 credits of courses chosen as follows:

1. At least three courses in Middle East Studies (MIDEAST) offered through the Department of Middle East Studies focused either:

   A) Within one area (e.g. Arabic Studies, Armenian Studies, Biblical Studies, Egyptology, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies, Mesopotamian Studies, or Turkish Studies); or 
    B) Around disciplines or lines of inquiry not necessarily defined by area (e.g. Middle East literature, visual culture, history, religion, etc.). 

2. Students may count up to two semesters of either: 
    A) A modern Middle East language (e.g. Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish) at the fourth semester or above; or
    B) An ancient Middle East language (e.g. Aramaic, Classical Hebrew, Middle Egyptian, Coptic, Hittite, Akkadian, Sumerian, Syriac) at the second semester or above. 

3. At least two of the MIDEAST courses must be at the 300-level or above. 

Because of the great variety of areas of study possible in the program, and the diversity of the department's curriculum, there is no pre-set sequence of courses required. Each student determines their focus in consultation with a department advisor at the beginning of the program. Recommended courses to complete the minor will be discussed and determined at that time. Throughout their study, students should plan to meet regularly with an advisor and to consult provided course lists for their chosen area of focus so that a cohesive plan of study may be pursued.

Residency

At least 9-credits must be elected at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Middle East Studies (Minor) (Winter 2019 - Summer 2020)

Effective Winter 2019

Exclusions:

Students can both major and minor in Middle East Studies if different languages and/or disciplines are used toward each.

Advising

Students interested in declaring a Middle East Studies major or minor should plan to meet with an advisor before doing so to create a comprehensive and cohesive plan of study. Appointments are scheduled through an online calendar available on the department website.

Grade Policies

No course will count towards the minor unless the student receives a grade of C- or better.

Prerequisites

MIDEAST 200: Introduction to the Middle East

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 16

At least 16 credits of courses chosen as follows:

1. At least three courses in Middle East Studies (MIDEAST) offered through the Department of Middle East Studies focused either:

   A) Within one area (e.g. Arabic Studies, Armenian Studies, Biblical Studies, Egyptology, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies, Mesopotamian Studies, or Turkish Studies); or 
    B) Around disciplines or lines of inquiry not necessarily defined by area (e.g. Middle East literature, visual culture, history, religion, etc.). 

2. Students may count up to two semesters of either: 
    A) A modern Middle East language (e.g. Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish) at the fourth semester or above; or
    B) An ancient Middle East language (e.g. Aramaic, Classical Hebrew, Middle Egyptian, Coptic, Hittite, Akkadian, Sumerian, Syriac) at the second semester or above. 

3. At least two of the MIDEAST courses must be at the 300-level or above. 

Because of the great variety of areas of study possible in the program, and the diversity of the department's curriculum, there is no pre-set sequence of courses required. Each student determines their focus in consultation with a department advisor at the beginning of the program. Recommended courses to complete the minor will be discussed and determined at that time. Throughout their study, students should plan to meet regularly with an advisor and to consult provided course lists for their chosen area of focus so that a cohesive plan of study may be pursued.

Residency

At least 10-credits must be elected at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Middle East Languages and Cultures (Minor) (Fall 2018)

Effective Fall 2018

Exclusions:

Students can both major and minor in Middle East Studies if the two programs have different focuses and/or different languages are used toward each.

Advising

Students interested in declaring a Middle East Studies major or minor should plan to meet with an advisor before doing so to create a comprehensive and cohesive plan of study. Appointments are scheduled through an online calendar available on the department website.

Prerequisites

  1. MIDEAST 200: Introduction to the Middle East.
  2. First three terms of a Middle East language: Akkadian and Sumerian, Classical Hebrew, Middle Egyptian, Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, or Modern Hebrew.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 16

At least 16 credits of courses to be chosen from the following categories:

  1. Language course: Fourth term of the Middle East language chosen for the prerequisite.
  2. Culture/Society courses: at least three courses in the same cultural studies area as the language chosen for the prerequisite (i.e. if Modern Hebrew is chosen, a student should take courses focused on either Hebrew or Jewish studies). One course must be at the 400- or 500-level.

Because of the great variety of areas of study in the department, and the diversity of its curriculum, there is no pre-set sequence. Each student determines his or her course work in consultation with a department advisor at the beginning of the program. Student progress will be regularly monitored by a department advisor.

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (Minor) (Fall 2017 - Summer 2018)

Effective Fall 2017

Exclusions:

Students can both major and minor in Near Eastern Studies if different languages are used toward each.

Advising

Students interested in declaring a Near Eastern Studies major or minor should plan to meet with an advisor before doing so to create a comprehensive and cohesive plan of study. Appointments are scheduled through an online calendar available on the department website.

Prerequisites

  1. MIDEAST 200: Introduction to the Middle East.
  2. First three terms of a Near Eastern language: Akkadian and Sumerian, Classical Hebrew, Middle Egyptian, Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, or Modern Hebrew

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 16

At least 16 credits of courses to be chosen from the following categories:

  1. Language course: Fourth term of the Near Eastern language chosen for the prerequisite.
  2. Culture/Society courses: at least three courses in the same cultural studies area as the language chosen for the prerequisite (i.e. if Modern Hebrew is chosen, a student should take courses focused on either Hebrew or Jewish studies). One course must be at the 400- or 500-level.

Because of the great variety of areas of study in the department, and the diversity of its curriculum, there is no pre-set sequence. Each student determines his or her course work in consultation with a department advisor at the beginning of the program. Student progress will be regularly monitored by a department advisor.

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (Minor) (Fall 2015 - Summer 2017)

Effective Fall 2015

Exclusions:

Students can both major and minor in Near Eastern Studies if different languages are used toward each.

Advising

Students interested in declaring a Near Eastern Studies major or minor should plan to meet with an advisor before doing so to create a comprehensive and cohesive plan of study. Appointments are scheduled through an online calendar available on the department website.

Prerequisites

  1. NEAREAST 100: Peoples of the Middle East.
  2. First three terms of a Near Eastern language: Akkadian and Sumerian, Classical Hebrew, Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, or Modern Hebrew

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 16

At least 16 credits of courses to be chosen from the following categories:

  1. Language course: Fourth term of the Near Eastern language chosen for the prerequisite.
  2. Culture/Society courses: at least three courses in the same cultural studies area as the language chosen for the prerequisite (i.e. if Modern Hebrew is chosen, a student should take courses focused on either Hebrew or Jewish studies). One course must be at the 400- or 500-level.

Because of the great variety of areas of study in the department, and the diversity of its curriculum, there is no pre-set sequence. Each student determines his or her course work in consultation with a department advisor at the beginning of the program. Student progress will be regularly monitored by a department advisor.

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Minor (Fall 2001-Summer 2015)

The minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is not open to students with a major or another  minor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Effective Fall 2001-Summer 2015

Students interested in the  minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures should develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the appropriate advisor. Appointments are scheduled in the department office.

The  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 of the Near Eastern Studies Department, Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS), Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS), and Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS).

Prerequisites to the  Minor

  1. AAPTIS 100 / ACABS 100 / HJCS 100 / HISTORY 132: Peoples of the Middle East.
  2. First three terms of a Near Eastern language Akkadian and Sumerian, Classical Hebrew, Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, or Modern Hebrew

Academic Minor Program

At least 16 credits of courses to be chosen from the following categories:

  1. Language course: Fourth term of the Near Eastern language chosen for the prerequisite.
  2. Culture/Society courses: at least three courses in the same division as the language chosen for the prerequisite, one of which must be at the 400- or 500-level.

Because of the great variety of divisions in Near Eastern Studies, and the diversity of its curriculum, there is no pre-set sequence, but courses are chosen from the set of courses open for major. Each student determines his or her course work in consultation with a department advisor at the beginning of the program. Student progress will be regularly monitored by the appropriate department advisor.