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Explore the Middle East studies minor at UW-Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's minor in Middle East studies will encourage you to examine and better understand issues in the Middle East. Coursework focuses on a variety of disciplines and perspectives, including those of religion, history and politics. The minor also allows for the learning of additional languages like Arabic, Turkish, Persian or Modern Hebrew.

Courses taken to fulfill the Middle East studies minor are up to you and your career goals, providing a flexible, personalized education. The option to substitute a course with an independent study, special topics or directed studies course with a focus on the Middle East is also available. Studying abroad in a Middle Eastern country while pursuing the minor is highly recommended. This is an excellent way to step outside your comfort zone and experience firsthand other cultures, traditions and lifestyles.

Whether you choose to pursue a career in international politics, world religions or current global conflicts, a minor in Middle East studies will benefit you on both a personal and professional level. 

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Middle East studies highlights

Personalized education. The Middle East studies minor is made up of courses chosen by you. Explore a variety of disciplines and classes, including those based in language, political science, geography, sociology, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. This unique approach gives you the ability to customize your studies and learn more about the topics that interest you. 

Travel-focused curriculum. One of the best ways you can better understand Middle Eastern culture, history, geography and society is to see it for yourself. A study abroad experience is encouraged for all Middle East studies minors.

Mentoring from diverse faculty. Throughout the Middle East studies minor, you'll learn from supportive faculty members from a variety of departments and backgrounds. Our professors have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and will use it to inspire and motivate you. Here, you won't just be a number. Faculty will know you by name and go out of their way to help you find a career path you love.

Classes for Middle East studies minors may include:

Learn more about the Middle East studies minor in the UWEC catalog.

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