The Middle East and South Asia studies minor provides students with an opportunity to engage in a multidisciplinary study of the history, politics, literature, peoples, and cultures of the Middle East and South Asia.

To fulfill the minor:

Additional elective courses may have been approved since publication of the bulletin. The program co-directors maintain a complete list of all approved elective courses. For course descriptions, see the relevant department’s listings in this publication. Some courses relevant to the minor are not taught on a regular basis; others are offered by visiting or temporary faculty.


The honors designation in Middle East and South Asia Studies (MESAS) at Wake Forest University is a recognition of outstanding academic achievement, intellectual initiative, and deep familiarity with the culture and peoples of the region.

In order to qualify for honors in Middle East and South Asia Studies:

Interested students should contact one of the program directors to discuss.