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Central Eurasian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies

Central Eurasian Minor

This interdisciplinary minor offers students a broad background in the languages, history, politics, and cultures of Central Eurasia including Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Mongolia, and the Caucasus.
Five courses, three of which must be at the 300 level or higher, two chosen from the following:

HIS 341 Islamic History from Muhammad to the Ottomans
HIS 344 Commodities, Commerce, and Exchange in Medieval Eurasia
HIS 345 Mystics, Merchants, and Monarchs in Early
Modern Central Eurasia
HIS 346 Modern Central Eurasia
HIS 349 The Soviet Union

One course at the 200 level or higher in Persian, Rus sian, or Turkish (by special arrangement) or equivalent proficiency is required.

Middle Eastern Minor
This interdisciplinary minor offers students a broad background in the languages, history, politics, and cultures of the Middle East.

Of the five courses, three must be at the 300 level or higher, two chosen from the following:
HIS 341 Islamic History from Muhammad to the Ottomans
HIS 342 The Modern Middle East
POL 357 Middle East Politics
One course at the 200 level or higher of Arabic or Persian (Hebrew or Turkish by special arrangement) or equivalent proficiency is required.

Course List
Arabic
ARA 151, 152 First Year Intensive Arabic I, II
ARA 251, 252 Second Year Intensive Arabic I, II
ARA 245 Modern Arabic Society and the Media
ARA 301, 302 Advanced Arabic I, II
ARA 370 Topics in Arabic
ARA 391 Independent Study in Arabic

Persian
PER 151, 152, First Year Intensive Persian I, II
PER 251, 252 Second Year Intensive Persian I, II

Russian
RUS 151, 152, First Year Intensive Russian I, II
RUS 251, 252 Second Year Intensive Russian I, II
RUS 391 Independent Study in Russian
RUS 301, 302, 401, 402 by special arrangement

Art History
AAH 215 Arts of South Asia
AAH 217 Arts of the Islamic World
AAH 316 Early Modern Asian Art
AAH 317 Arts of Iran
AAH 415 Collecting the “Orient”

English
LIT/CMP 365 Nomads, Warriors and Poets

History
HIS 209 Ancient History of the Near East
HIS 238 Indian Civilization
HIS 239 Modern India
HIS 302 Hellenistic World
HIS 306 History of the Byzantine World
HIS 310 Pre-Islamic Iranian Empires
HIS 319 History of Hapsburg & Ottman Empires
HIS 330 Topics: Asia, Eurasian, Middle Eastern History
HIS 331 Silk and Religion
HIS 341 Islamic History: Muhammad to Ottomans
HIS 342 Modern Middle East
HIS 343 Early Iranian Pastoral Nomads
HIS 344 Commodities, Commerce, and Exchange in Medieval Eurasia
HIS 345 Mystics, Merchants, and Monarchs in Early Modern Central Eurasia
HIS 346 Modern Central Eurasia
HIS 391 Independent Study in History
HIS 452 Reading Seminar – Modern Middle East
HIS 453 Reading Seminar – Early Middle East
HIS 454 Reading Seminar – Modern Eurasia
HIS 455 Reading Seminar – Early Eurasia
HIS 461 Reading Seminar – Modern Europe*
*Only Muslims at the Edge of Europe

Honors
HON 230 Islam in Comparative Perspective

International Business
INB 320 Economics of Post-Soviet Republics in
Central Asia (under development)

Modern Languages
MDL/HIS 241 Voices and Images of Iran

Political Science
POL 357 Middle East Politics
POL 370 Topics in Political Science*
POL 390 Tutorial in Political Science*
*Only with Middle Eastern or Central Eurasian component

Religion
REL 113 Islam and Islamic Thought

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