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 Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) minor is designed for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge of the languages, cultures, history, and politics of the Middle East and the Islamic world. Students seeking employment in government or non-governmental organizations which operate in the Middle East will be particularly well-served by this minor program, as will students who are preparing for careers in education, law enforcement, and other fields. The minor consists of 18 credit hours of course work.

Requirements for the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Minor: 18 Credit Hours (6 courses)

  • All MEIS Minors must register with the History, Politics and Geography department prior to graduation
  • At least 12 credits (4 courses) at the 200-level or above
  • At least 9 credit hours (3 courses) must be taken at Farmingdale State College
  • All courses must be from the list below:

Current course offerings include: ARA 131 Arabic I (Elementary); ARA 132 Arabic II (Elementary); ARA 233 Arabic III (Intermediate); ARA 234 Arabic IV (Intermediate); MLG 308 Arabic Culture and Civilization; MLG 309 Arabic Cinema; HIS 117 World Civilization I; HIS 118 World Civilization II; HIS 212 Modern World; HIS 215 The World of Islam; HIS 216 History of Central Asia; HIS 217 From Constantine to Columbus; HIS 233 Comparative Religions and Cultures; HIS 318 Israel: A History of the Jewish State; HIS 341 Terrorism and the Modern World; HIS 351 The Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey; POL 267 Politics of the Muslim World; POL 370 International Relations; POL 371 Geopolitics; POL 392 Religion and Politics

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