2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Asian/Middle Eastern Studies Minor [AMES]

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Tiantian Zheng, coordinator
Moffett Center, Room 117C
Fax: 607-753-5973

Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS)
Sue Pettitt, secretary
Old Main, Room 122
Fax: 607-753-5964


Arts and Sciences

Minor Offered

Asian/Middle Eastern Studies


The Asian/Middle Eastern Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to serve the needs of students majoring in any subject area who desire more knowledge regarding Asia, Middle Eastern and Asian American concerns. The minor consists of 17 credit hours, including AST 100: Introduction to Asia and the Middle East and an additional 15 credit hours of upper-level course work that is usually drawn from at least two, preferably three, different departments.

In addition to the following courses, other courses with a very substantial Asian/Middle Eastern or Asian American focus may also meet the requirements, with the approval of the Asian studies minor coordinator. Such courses might include independent studies, special topics and other appropriate courses.

Special Features

Overseas opportunities

A. Required Course: 2 credit hours

B. Elective courses with Middle East or Asia focus

Choose 15 credit hours from categories 1 and 2 with at least nine credit hours at the 300/400. Choose at least six credit hours from category 1.

2. Middle Eastern and Asian Issues Elective Courses

Some of the following courses require additional prerequisites.

Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 17

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