MinorMiddle East Studies

Minor
Middle East Studies

Minor, Middle East Studies

The Middle East studies minor at Northwestern University in Qatar provides students with a critical understanding of this crucial region’s cultures, histories, societies, politics, intellectual contributions, and mediated representations.

The repertoire of course offerings also offers a foundational literacy of developments affecting the Middle East, defined for practical purposes as the region roughly bounded by Egypt, Turkey, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula. But global issues essential for understanding the region, such as decolonization, orientalism, gender, or religious revival, frequently draw upon the study of themes and regions that do not always fit the Eurocentric mapping of the “Middle East.”

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