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, students must complete 18 hours from an approved list of courses. Students may count no more than 10 hours from any of the foreign language offerings toward the minor.

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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.

Declaring the Minor

To declare the MESA Minor, you need to complete the online Add/Drop: Major, Minor, and Concentration form which can be found in Virtual Campus (WIN). For instructions, please visit the Registrar’s website.