School of Law and Political Sciences

Minor in Middle Eastern Studies

15 credits
For students entering the program at the Sophomore level
(holders of a recognized Baccalaureate or Freshman diploma - equivalent to 30 credits)


The mission of the minor in Middle Eastern Studies is to provide the student with a comprehensive perspective and an analytical understanding of the politics of the Middle East and major regional issues and challenges.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Students will have an understanding of the current political issues in the Middle East as well as the elements shaping these issues.
2. They will be able to apply their knowledge in their work in both the public and private sectors.
3. They will be able to analyze the current issues in the Middle East that have major influence on their professional careers.

Program Outcomes

a. Students will understand the main patterns and key issues shaping the modern and contemporary history of the Middle East.
b. Students will understand the nature and main characteristics of the Arab regimes and the elements influencing the functioning of these regimes.
c. Students will be able to identify and assess the main determinants and the interplay among them as well as the major dynamics that shape the main regional issues.
d. Students will be able to understand the main conceptual, intellectual and cultural underpinnings of the ideologies that greatly influence Middle Eastern politics.
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