Middle East Minor

A minor in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies with a Middle East concentration is available via two options: the language track and the literature track

NOTE: Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced language course offered by the department may substitute for literature/culture courses in their area of concentration. Please contact language coordinators to schedule a placement test.  

Option 1: Language Track Requirement: 5 Courses

  • 3 to 4 language courses (Courses at the 100 level may not count toward minor)
  • 2 of the language courses must be at the 300 level
  • 1 to 2 literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above with an AMES number*
  • Courses must be in the area of concentration (Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish and Persian)*

Option 2: Literature Track Requirement: 5 Courses

  • 2 language courses (Courses at the 100 level may not count toward the minor)
  • 1 to 2 Middle Eastern literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above with an AMES number*
  • 1 to 2 non-Middle Eastern AMES literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above*

* NOTE: only courses taken in one of Duke campuses could be counted towards the literature/culture requirement