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Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies Minor

Effective Fall 2006


A minor in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies is not open to students with a major in Middle Eastern and North African Studies or a major or minor in the Department of Middle East Studies .


Undergraduate advisors at the International Institute are available to meet with undeclared students who would like to learn more about the program, and also with current majors and minors who would like to discuss course selection, degree requirements, major/minor releases, and other matters of concern. Appointments can be made through our online appointment calendar by clicking on: meet with an advisor. Information on all of our undergraduate programs and Walk-In Advising hours can also be found on our website: here. The International Institute’s Undergraduate Advising Office is currently located at 1080 South University Avenue, Suite 2660.


MIDEAST 200 : Introduction to the Middle East


Minimum Credits: 15

At least 15 credits of courses, chosen in consultation with and approved by advisor:

  1. A 400-level history course
  2. A 400-level social science course in either Anthropology, Political Science, or Sociology
  3. MENAS 493

Courses must be distributed over three of the following disciplines: 3rd year of middle eastern language, anthropology, history, history of art, middle eastern literature, political science, religion, sociology or women's studies.


Elementary and intermediate-level language courses in Middle East Studies may not count toward the minor.


At least one half of the courses counting toward the minor must be taken at the UM-Ann Arbor campus.