Classical/Medieval Islamic History Minor
This program allows students to study various aspects of pre-modern Middle East history, including political and social history. Courses include chronological surveys of particular time periods and regimes and thematic in-depth analysis of issues relevant to the history of the region, such as marriage and the family, religious diversity, spirituality, popular culture, gender, and class issues.
This minor is suitable for all students who wish to add depth to their historical knowledge of the Middle East. It complements studies in history, political science, public policy, middle east studies, anthropology, and sociology. It is suitable for students who wish to pursue careers in research, education, diplomacy, law, journalism, teaching, and public service. It is also suitable for students who wish to pursue further graduate studies.