Students are encouraged to study abroad for a semester. There are many university-sponsored study abroad programs to choose from.
Our program introduces you to the historical, religious, and political trends that have shaped the Middle East. Drawing upon diverse and comparative perspectives, the minor facilitates a broad understanding of the Middle East that takes into account the complexity and richness of the region. The minor enables you to understand the historical contributions of the Middle East to human civilization and the importance of the Middle East to international politics today.