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Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Course Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle East and North Africa Studies Minor


The minor consists of a minimum of 7 full courses (or the equivalent).

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the minor.


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Students can add a MENA minor to any other course of study. Completion of a MENA minor demonstrates a basic level of familiarity with this region; the range of courses permits students to develop their curriculum and to pursue deeper and broader studies beyond the minor requirements. Because of the wide range of subject matters relevant to understanding the region, many courses from differing disciplinary orientations can count toward the minor with the only subject requirement being a beginning knowledge of at least one of the languages used in the region.

Note(s) on Requirements


  • Courses must be from at least two departments or programs.
  • At least two courses must be above the introductory level, not including those applied to the language requirement.

Detailed Minor Requirements


Language Requirement


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Demonstrate knowledge of first-year Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, or Turkish by:

  • Completing two semesters of college-level study at Oberlin or elsewhere;
  • Attaining first-year or better proficiency as certified by an instructor of the relevant language at Oberlin; or
  • First-year or better proficiency as certified on a case-by-case basis for languages not taught at Oberlin.

Middle East and North Africa Minor Course Lists


Middle East and North Africa Minor Courses


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