Middle East Studies (MES), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

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Minimum Grade Point Average in Minor Coursework: 2.50 with no grade below “C."
Total Hours: 22

Minor Requirements
Select 10 hours of college-level language instruction in Arabic, Farsi, modern Hebrew or Turkish10
Select 12 hours in at least two separate disciplines of the following:12
Readings in the American Experience (DH)
Readings in the American Experience (DH)
Special Topics in American Studies (DH) (Global Islam)
History and Theory of Islamic Architecture
The Middle East (IS)
Israel & Palestine in Modern Times (HI)
The World of Islam: Cultural Perspectives (HI)
Understanding Global Islam (HI)
Gender and the Middle East (IS)
Total Hours22

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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