Middle East and Islamic Studies

College of Arts and Letters

Program Description

The minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) emphasizes coursework in the history, politics, society, culture, and religion of the Middle East and the wider Islamic world. The curriculum for the program includes upper and lower division courses offered by the departments of History, Humanities and Religious Studies, Government, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Foreign Languages. Students wishing to minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies are required to consult with the program coordinator.

Degree Program

Minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies

Special Features

  • The minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies is administered through the Department of History in the College of Arts and Letters.
  • The program committee consists of faculty from several departments in the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • With the approval of the student's MEIS faculty advisor and the program coordinator students may take a maximum of three (3) units of independent study towards the electives requirement for the minor. The independent study project must consist of substantial readings and research in a project developed in consultation with the student's faculty advisor.

Contact Information

Dr. Serpil Atamaz, Coordinator
3057 Tahoe Hall
(916) 278-6008
Middle East & Islamic Studies Website
atamaztopcu@csus.edu