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Humanities Department

BA - Humanities, Concentration in Middle East Studies


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements50
Core Lower Division General Education33
Of the 39 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
HUM 100W. Writing in the HumanitiesZ3
Preparation for the Major3
MDES 145. Middle Eastern TraditionsV3
Requirements of the Major40
Core Courses10
HUM 085. Introduction to Liberal Education1
HUM 101. Human Life: Let's think about it3
HUM 160. Seminar in Special Topics3
HUM 190. Senior Seminar in Humanities3
Comparative Courses12
Complete four courses from:
AMS 129. How the World sees the United States3
AMS 159. Nature and World CulturesV3
CA 173. Thinking About Contemporary World ArtsV3
HUM 119A. Interdisciplinary Studies of Antiquity3
HUM 128. Perspectives on the Twentieth Century: The West in a Global ContextV3
RELS 124. Literature and Religious Experience3
RELS 130. Psychology and Religious Experience3
RELS 131. Gender, Sexuality, and Religion3
Major Electives18
Two courses from each of the following areas:
Humanities6
ENGL 122. Topics in Comparative World Literature3
RELS 070A. Western ReligionsC23
RELS 108. Jewish Mysticism, Magic and Folklore3
RELS 112. Topics in the Bible3
RELS 153. Jewish Cultures3
RELS 157. Islamic Cultures3
The Arts6
ARTH 152. Visual Culture and Jewish Identity3
ARTH 183A. Art of Egypt and Mesopotamia3
ARTH 183B. Art of Islam-Early Islam to the Seljuks3
ARTH 183C. Art of Islam 13th-19th Century3
Social Science6
HIST 106. History of the Holy Land3
HIST 115. Ancient Near East3
HIST 118. Byzantine World to 14533
HIST 154. Global Jewish History3
POLS 144. Middle Eastern Politics3
RELS 156. Islam, Politics and the West3
WOMS 189. Islamic Perspectives on Gender3
University Electives17-27
One year of college level foreign language or equivalent related to chosen area0-10
A minor is strongly recommended

Total Units:120