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Academic Minor in Central and Southwest Asian Studies

The Central and Southwest Asian Studies Minor is available to all students. It consists of eighteen credits. Students selecting the minor are required to successfully complete ANTY 141H/CSWA /HSTR 146H and six credits in foundational Central and Southwest Asian Studies courses (200-level courses). Students must then complete nine credits of additional coursework at the 300- or 400-level. No language courses are required; however, students pursuing the minor are strongly encouraged to meet the university-wide general education foreign language competency requirement by completing at least the second semester of one of the following languages (100 level or higher): Arabic, Chinese or Russian. Participation in a study-abroad program is strongly recommended.

Introductory Course (3 credits)

  • CSWA/HSTR 146H/ANTY 141H Silk Road, 3 cr., offered every semester

Select Two of the Following Foundational Courses (6 credits):

  • CSWA/HSTR/ANTY 241 Central Asia: Culture and Civilization, 3 cr., autumn semester
  • CSWA/HSTR 262/ANTY 243 Islamic Civilization: The Classical Age, 3 cr., autumn semester
  • CSWA/HSTR 264/ANTY 244 Islamic Civilization: The Modern Era, 3 cr., spring semester

Select Three of the Following 300- and 400-Level Courses (9 credits):

  • CSWA/HSTR/ANTY 347 Central Asia and Its Neighbors, 3 cr., spring semester
  • CSWA/HSTR/ANTY 386 Nationalism in the Modern Middle East, 3 cr., offered intermittently
  • CSWA/HSTR 368/ANTY 346 Iran between Two Revolutions, 3 cr., autumn semester
  • CSWA/HSTR/ANTY 442 Cities and Landscapes of Central and Southwest Asia, 3 cr., autumn semester
  • CSWA/HSTR 459/ANTY 444 Artistic Traditions of Central Asia, 3 cr., autumn semester
  • CSWA/HSTR 441/ANTY 494 Central Asia Seminar,3 cr., spring semester
  • CSWA/ANTY 492 Independent Study: The Middle East, 3 cr., every semester
  • CSWA/ANTY 492 Independent Study: Central Asia, 3 cr., every semester
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