Several key contemporary issues make the Middle East and South Asia as a whole a focus of interest for study such as the production of oil in the Middle East, social, cultural, and political conflicts, the nuclearization of India and Pakistan, the rise of an information society and computer industry in India, labor migrations, the rise of regional and international conflicts and wars, middle classes, new religious movements, and peace movements.
The minor in Middle East/South Asia Studies at UC Davis offers a unique opportunity to study exchanges, complementarities, and correspondences in the region in religion, family structures, gender relations, media, literature and film, history, anthropology, law, political economy, international relations, development, diasporas, urbanism, and other themes.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR:
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Middle East/South Asia Studies 100 4 units
One course from:
Anthropology 142; Asian American Studies *189E; Comparative Literature 155, 166;
One course from:
Anthropology 145; Asian American Studies 150F, *189E; History 102Q, 196A, 196B;
Additional electives from core course list (below) other than those used to fulfill the above requirements
Total Units for Minor 20–24 units
Core Course List:
Anthropology 142, 145; Arabic 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23; Art History 156, 1E, 155; Asian American Studies 150F, 189E;
Note 1: With prior consultation with an advisor, students can petition in advance the Program Committee to accept
Note 2: With prior consultation with an advisor, students can petition the Program Committee to accept more than
* May be counted once for credit