Middle East Studies Minor

All minors must complete a minimum of six courses composed of the following:

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
THEO 3711Sacred Texts of the Middle East3
or THEO 3715 Classic Islamic Texts
MEST 2000Introduction to the Modern Middle East4
MEST 4001Seminar: Middle East4
Select three electives 1

Majors and minors are strongly advised to study a Middle Eastern language. Modern standard Arabic is regularly offered in the college and will satisfy the college’s language proficiency requirement. If a student has satisfied the language proficiency requirement through a non-Middle Eastern language, as many as two courses in a Middle East language may be counted toward the eight-course requirement for the major and six-course requirement for the minor.


The minor in Middle East studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in Middle East studies only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.