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Information about Minor requirements.

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.

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Total Units Required                                                                                                 20-24 units

Middle East/South Asia Studies 100                                                                                                               4 units

One course from:

Anthropology 142; Asian American Studies *189E; Comparative Literature 155, 166;
History 113, 115F, 190A, 190B, 190C, 193A, 193B; Music *129B; Political Science 135, 136;
Religious Studies 3E, 131, 160, 161, 162; Women’s Studies 178A, 184                                                         4 units

One course from:

Anthropology 145; Asian American Studies 150F, *189E; History 102Q, 196A, 196B;
Middle East/South Asia Studies 112; Music *129B, 148; Religious Studies 168, 170;
Women’s Studies 178B                                                                                                                                    4 units 

Additional electives from core course list (below) other than those used to fulfill the above requirements
(8-12 units) - Only one lower division course may be used to fulfill minor 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;
Classics 1; Comparative Literature 53B, 53C, 155, 166; Hebrew 1, 2, 3, 21,22,23; Hindi/Urdu 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23;
History 102Q, 102R, 113, 115F, 190A, 190B,190C, 193A, 193B, 196A,196B; Middle East/South Asia Studies 92, 98, 99,
112, 150, 180, 192, 198, 199; Music 129B 148; Political Science 135, 136; Religious Studies 3E, 21, 23, 40, 60,
65C, 68, 131, 160, 161, 162, 167, 170; Women’s Studies 178A, 178B, 184

Note 1: With prior consultation with an advisor, students can petition in advance the Program Committee to accept
other elective courses toward the minor program. Under no circumstances may more than one lower division course
be offered in satisfaction of requirements for the minor.

Note 2: With prior consultation with an advisor, students can petition the Program Committee to accept more than
four units of MSA 192, MSA 198, and/or MSA 199 towards the minor program.

* May be counted once for credit



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