In the Middle East Studies minor, students can expect to tackle issues of definition, region, geography, religion, language, politics and political histories that span Greek and Roman empires to post-revolution Iran and beyond. The Middle East region has a deeply rich culture with an extensive historical timeline that invites further discovery; this region is a kaleidoscope of religions and languages, defining the part of our world where East meets West. In a post-9/11 world, the imperative to understand this region and its people is more important than ever.
The Middle East Studies minor is made up of 18 credits (6 courses). Minor have the opportunity to choose from political science, history, geography, religion, and language courses to fulfill their degree. See the requirements for the Middle Eastern Studies minor.
Beyond the Classroom
Students who are pursuing the Middle East Studies minor are encouraged to spend a portion of their time at UVM abroad. We try to make it easy for you to fulfill your major requirements through such programs by accepting up to one-half of the credits toward your major as transfer credits. Learn more about our opportunities to study abroad.
Outside the classroom, many of our students undertake internships abroad or in the U.S. with direct relevance to their degrees in fields including businesses, government, media, international organizations like the United Nations, and international non-profit organizations. Explore our internship opportunities.