Approved Courses for the Social Sciences Distribution

The following is a pre-approved list of courses that can be taken to fulfill the social sciences requirement for the Modern Middle Eastern Studies major. Other courses may be counted; please email the Center with any questions about a course that does not appear on this list. Keep in mind that not all courses are offered every year, and that new courses might not yet appear on this list.

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ANTH 100 Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan
(Topics in Anthropology and the Modern World)
 
ARAB 433 Arabic Readings in the Social Sciences and the Media  
HIST 081 History of the Middle East since 1800 (NELC 031) Foundational Course;
Also counts as Humanities
HIST 084 (Topics in the Middle East in the 20th Century) Also counts as Humanities
HIST 317 Islam & the West Also counts as a seminar
HIST 371 Africa and the Middle East (NELC 334) Foundational Course;
Also counts as Humanities or a seminar
INTR 290 The Arab Spring and American Foreign Policy
(Topics in International Relations)
 
LGST 229 Women, Law, and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa  
NELC 132 Origins of Islamic Political Thought Also counts as Humanities
NELC 238 Classical Islamic Law Also counts as a seminar
NELC 239 Migration and the Middle East Also counts as Humanities or a seminar
NELC 331 Iraq, Egypt & Algeria
Also counts as Humanities or a seminar
NELC 332 North Africa: History, Culture, Society
Also counts as Humanities or a seminar
NELC 336 Nationalism and Communal Identity in the Middle East
Also counts as Humanities or a seminar
NELC 638 Approaches to Islamic Law Also counts as a seminar
PSCI 211 Politics in the Contemporary Middle East Foundational Course
PSCI 253 International Politics in the Middle East // The Arab-Israeli Conflict Foundational Course
PSCI 275 Muslim Political Thought  
PSCI 598 Politics of Contemporary Iraq and Sudan Also counts as a seminar
SAST 169 Transnational Islam and the Indian Ocean  
SAST 260 Modern History of Afghanistan and Pakistan (HIST 384)  
SAST 367 Central Asia and South Asia in World History (NELC 387)  
SAST 369 Islam and the Cultural Politics of Nations  
SAST 383 Global War on Terror