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Middle East/South Asia Studies

Similarly to the major, the ME/SA Studies Minor offers comparative studies of the Middle East and South Asia, regions that have been integrally linked for centuries by trade, migration, exchange of scientific, mathematical, political and philosophical ideas, religion, literature, and art.The ME/SA Studies Minor is a brief introduction to the field of ME/SA Studies.

Requirements: 

20 units

    Complete the following (4 units)​

    • MSA 100 Middle East and South Asia: Comparative Perspectives (4 units)

    Choose one course (4 units)​

    • ANT 142 Peoples of the Middle East (4 units)
    • ASA 189E Topics in Asian American Studies: Comparative Racial Studies (4 units)
    • COM 166 Literatures of the Modern Middle East (4 units)
    • HIS 113 History of Modern Israel (4 units)
    • HIS 190A Middle Eastern History I: The Rise of Islam, 600-1000 (4 units)
    • HIS 190B Middle Eastern History II: The Age of the Crusades, 1001-1400 (4 units)
    • HIS 190C Middle Eastern History III: The Ottomans, 1401-1730 (4 units)
    • HIS 193A History of the Modern Middle East, 1750-1914 (4 units)
    • HIS 193B History of the Modern Middle East, From 1914 (4 units)
    • MUS 129B Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (4 units)
    • RST 160 Introduction to Islamic Though (4 units)
    • RST 161 Modern Islam (4 units)
    • RST 162 Introduction to Islamic Law (4 units)
    • WMS 178A Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; The Arab World (4 units)
    • WMS 184 Gender in the Arab World (4 units)

    Choose one course (2-5 units)​

    • ANT 145 Performance, Embodiment, and Space in South Asia (4 units)
    • ASA 150F South Asian American History, Culture, & Politics (4 units)
    • ASA 189E Topics in Asian American Studies: Comparative Racial Studies (4 units)
    • HIS 102Q Undergraduate Proseminar in History; India (5 units)
    • HIS 196A Medieval India (4 units)
    • HIS 196B Modern India (4 units)
    • MUS 129B Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (4 units)
    • MUS 148 Hindustani Vocal Ensemble (2 units)
    • RST 170 Buddhism (4 units)
    • WMS 178B Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Asia (4 units)

    Choose an additional 7-10 units from upper division courses listed in the core course list in the major.

    • With prior consultation with an advisor, students can petition the Program Committee in advance to accept:
      • Other elective courses toward the minor program. Under no circumstances may more than one lower division course be offered in satisfaction of requirements for the minor.  
      • More than four units of Middle East/South Asia Studies 192, 198, and/or 199 towards the minor program.  

    Total = 20 units

    Minor Advisor

    Mishaal Barrett
    530-752-3576
    misbarrett@ucdavis.edu