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A.B. Major Program Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
8-38
History 6, 8 8
Two years (or the equivalent) of Arabic, Hebrew, or Hindi/Urdu (other Middle East/South Asia Studies regional languages accepted with petition). Arabic 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23; Hebrew 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23; Hindi/Urdu 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23 30
Depth Subject Matter
40-42
Middle East/South Asia Studies 100 4
Middle East/South Asia Studies 180 4
Two courses from: Anthropology 142; Comparative Literature 166; History 113, 190A, 190B, 190C, 193A, 193B; Political Science 135, 136; Religious Studies 160, 162; Women's Studies 178A, 184 8
Two courses from: Anthropology 145; History 102Q, 196A, 196B; Religious Studies 170; Women's Studies 178B 8
Additional Electives from Core Course list (below) 16-18
Total Units for Major
48-80
Core Course List:
Anthropology 142, 145; Arabic 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23; Art History 1E, 155; Asian American Studies 150F, 189E; Classics 1; Comparative Literature 53B, 53C, 166; Hebrew 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23; Hindi/Urdu 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23; History 102Q, 102R, 113, 190A, 190B, 190C, 193A, 193B, 196A, 196B; Middle East/South Asia Studies 92, 98, 99, 180, 192, 198, 199; Music 129B, 148; Political Science 135, 136; Religious Studies 21, 23, 60, 65C, 68, 160, 161, 162, 170; Women's Studies 178A, 178B, 184.
Note: With prior consultation with an adviser, students can petition in the Program Committee in advance to accept other elective courses toward the major program, including language courses.
Note: While some courses are identified as fulfilling more than one requirement, a given course can only fulfill one such requirement.
Restriction: No more than six units of MSA 92, 98, 99, 192, 198, 199 may be offered in satisfaction of the major requirements. However, students must have completed at least 40 units of upper division course work in satisfaction of the major requirements.
Major adviser. Consult the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program in 155 Kerr Hall 530-754-4926 or the Middle East/South Asia Studies website at http://mesa.ucdavis.edu.

Arab Studies Minor Program Requirements:

The minor in Arab Studies covers an area of utmost historical, cultural, economic and geopolitical significance. Several key contemporary issues make the region as a whole a focus of interest for scholarly study. The Arab Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor open to undergraduates in all four colleges.
 
UNITS
Arab Studies
20-24
Middle East/South Asia 100 4
Middle East/South Asia 180 4
Choose one from: History 193A or History 193B 4
Choose one from: Middle East/South Asia 181C or 182C 4
Additional Electives from Core Course list (below) 4-8
Core Course List:
Middle East/South Asia 111A, 121A/ARB 140, 122A, 150/Women’s Studies 185, 181C, 182C; Anthropology 142; Arabic 1/1A, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23, 121, 122, 123, 198; Art History 155; Comparative Literature 53C, 155, 166; History 6, 102 R, 112 C, 115 F, 190A, 190B, 190C, 193A, 193B; Political Science135, 136; Religious Studies 60, 65C, 160, 161, 162, 163, 167; Women’s Studies 178A, 184.
With prior consultation with an adviser, students can petition in advance the Program Committee to accept other elective courses toward the minor program if the content is 50% or more on the Arab World. Under no circumstances may more than one lower division course be offered in satisfaction of requirements for the minor.
With prior consultation with an adviser, students can petition the Program Committee to accept more than four units of Middle East/South Asia 181C and/or Middle East/South Asia 182C towards the minor program.

India & South Asia Studies Minor Program Requirements:

The minor in India & South Asia Studies covers an area of immense historical, cultural, economic, demographic, and geopolitical significance. The minor is designed to emphasize the interconnected and comparative aspect of history, culture, society, economy, religion, gender relations, media, law, political economy, international relations, urbanism, migration and diaspora, language and literatures across regional and national boundaries. It is an interdisciplinary minor open to undergraduates in all four colleges.
 
UNITS
India & South Asia Studies
20-24
Middle East/South Asia 100 4
Middle East/South Asia 180 4
Choose one from: History 196A or History 196B 4
Choose one from: Middle East/South Asia 181B or 182B 4
Additional Electives from Core Course list (below) 4-8
Core Course List:
Middle East/South Asia 112, 181B, 182B; Anthropology 145; Asian American Studies 150F; Comparative Literature 53B, 148, 156; Hindi 1, 2, 3, 21, 22; 23; History 8, 102Q, 196A, 196B; Music 148; Religious Studies 30, 68, 69, 156, 157.
With prior consultation with an adviser, students can petition in advance the Program Committee to accept other elective courses toward the minor program if the content is 50% or more on the Indian & South Asian World. Under no circumstances may more than one lower division course be offered in satisfaction of requirements for the minor.
With prior consultation with an adviser, students can petition the Program Committee to accept more than four units of Middle East/South Asia 181B and/or Middle East/South Asia 182B towards the minor program.

Iran & Persian Studies Minor Program Requirements:

The Iran & Persian Studies minor offers students courses on history and culture in the Iran & Persian world during the early modern and modern periods. It is an interdis-ciplinary minor open to undergraduates in all four colleges
 
UNITS
Iran & Persian Studies
20-24
Middle East/South Asia 100 4
Middle East/South Asia 180 4
Choose one from: History 190D or History 190D 4
Choose one from: Middle East/South Asia 181A or 182A 4
Additional Electives from Core Course list (below) 4-8
Core Course List:
Middle East/South Asia 131A/Cinema & Technocultural Studies 146A, Middle East/South Asia 151A, 181A, 182A, Comparative Literature 155, History 190D, 193D.
With prior consultation with an adviser, students can petition in advance the Program Committee to accept other elective courses toward the minor program if the content is 50% or more on the Iranian and Persian World. Under no circumstances may more than one lower division course be offered in satisfaction of requirements for the minor.
With prior consultation with an adviser, students can petition the Program Committee to accept more than four units of Middle East/South Asia 181A and/or Middle East/South Asia 182A towards the minor program.

Middle East/South Asia Studies Minor Program Requirements:

 
UNITS
Middle East/South Asia Studies
20-24
Middle East/South Asia Studies 100 4
Choose one course from: Anthropology 142; Asian American Studies 189E; Comparative Literature 166; History 113, 190A, 190B, 190C, 193A, 193B; Music 129B; Religious Studies 160, 161, 162; Women's Studies 178A, 184 4
Choose one course from: Anthropology 145; Asian American Studies 150F, 189E; History 102Q, 196A, 196B; Music 129B, 148; Religious Studies 168, 170; Women's Studies 178B 4
Additional Electives from Core Course list for major (above) 8-12
Note: With prior consultation with an adviser, 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.
Note: With prior consultation with an adviser, students can petition the Program Committee to accept more than four units of Middle East/South Asia Studies 192, 198, and/or 199 towards the minor program.
Note: While some courses are identified as fulfilling more than one requirement, a given course can only fulfill one such requirement.
Minor Adviser. Consult the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program in 155 Kerr Hall 530-754-4926 or the Middle East/South Asia Studies website http://mesa.ucdavis.edu.
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