About the Minor


Requirements for the Minor

  • Two semesters of a Middle Eastern language (usually Arabic or Hebrew*)
  • The core course—Islam: Civilization and Institutions
  • One course focusing on the classical period
  • One course focusing on the modern period
  • Two electives

* Arabic and Hebrew are offered at Brandeis. Students interested in taking another Middle Eastern language are encouraged to take classes at universities that are part of the New England Consortium.