This interdisciplinary minor, offered by the Department of Humanities , provides background for students whose professional goals include the promotion of mutual understanding, tolerance, and peace in the region. The Middle East Studies minor is especially recommended to students seeking a career in international law, business, economic development, health care, education, or religious studies. Courses encompass the disciplines of art history, anthropology, business, foreign languages, history, humanities, political science, sociology, and religious studies.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.