Near Eastern Studies Minor Requirements

To minor in Near Eastern Studies, a student must complete six courses (18 credits) from among the department’s offerings. One of these courses must be from among the Department’s regularly offered introductory courses to the ancient Near East: AS.130.101 Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations; AS.130.126 Gods and Monsters in Ancient Egypt; AS.130.135 Pyramids, Temples and Tombs; AS.130.170 Diplomacy and Conflict in the Ancient Middle East. The remaining five courses are selected, in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies in Near Eastern Studies, to meet the needs and interests of the student. Minors may wish to survey all of the different fields covered by the department or to focus on a single ancient language, culture, or methodology in more depth.

Students must earn a “C-“ or higher grade in all courses used to satisfy minor requirements and courses may not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.  All courses must be at least 3 credits.

Select one of the following:3
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations
Gods and Monsters in Ancient Egypt
Pyramids, Temples and Tombs
Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
Diplomacy and Conflict in the Ancient Middle East
5 Additional Near Eastern Studies Courses (
Total Credits18