Middle East/South Asia Studies, Minor College of Letters & Science

The ME/SA Studies Minor features the interdisciplinary and comparative study of West Asia, North Africa, South Asia, and Central Asia, regions that have been linked for centuries by trade, migration, the exchange of scientific, mathematical, philosophical, and political ideas, religion, literature, and the arts. The ME/SA Studies Minor is open to undergraduates in all four colleges.

Minor Advisor

Consult the Middle East/South Asia Studies Advisor in 1287 Social Science & Humanities, 530-752-3576, or Middle East/South Asia Studies.

Middle East & South Asia
MSA 100Middle East & South Asia: Comparative Perspectives4
Choose one:4
Peoples of the Middle East
Topics in Asian American Studies: Comparative Racial Studies
Literatures of the Modern Middle East
History of Modern Israel
Middle Eastern History I: The Rise of Islam, 600-1000
Middle Eastern History II: The Age of the Crusades, 1001-1400
Middle Eastern History III: The Ottomans, 1401-1730
History of the Modern Middle East, 1750-1914
History of the Modern Middle East, From 1914
Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent
Introduction to Islamic Thought
Modern Islam
Introduction to Islamic Law
Gender in the Arab World
Choose 4 units:4
Performance, Embodiment, & Space in South Asia
South Asian American History, Culture, & Politics
Topics in Asian American Studies: Comparative Racial Studies
Undergraduate Proseminar in History: India
Medieval India
Modern India
Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble
Buddhism
Additional Electives from Core Course list for major.8-12
With prior consultation with an advisor, students can petition the Program Committee in advance to accept: 1
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.
Total Units20-24
1

More than 4 units of MSA 192, 198, and/or 199 towards the minor program.