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Minor Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

The interdisciplinary minor Middle Eastern Studies focuses on the cultures and societies of the contemporary Middle East.

Course Catalogue

While the Middle East and North Africa have been prominent in media and public debate for decades, the region continues to be presented as an enigma in which modernity cannot hold and where mystery and irrational zealotry rule the day. An academic understanding must always find a way around mysteries and enigmata, and in this minor we will therefore address these head-on, dispelling common misunderstandings and oversimplifications.

The interdisciplinary minor Middle Eastern Studies is focussed on the cultures and societies of the contemporary Middle East. The region is approached from both a humanities and a social science point of view and discusses the Middle East in its cultural, social and political complexity. The minor starts off with The Middle East: History, Politics and Economy after which the student chooses electives in either the area of cultural history or in the area of politics and society.

Students who have followed the minor in Middle Eastern studies as part of their Bachelor's, can proceed to follow the Master's in Midden-Oostenstudies.

A minor in Humanities

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. 

Application procedure

You can find more information about the application procedure on the following website:

A minor in Humanities

Middle Eastern Studies
Vorm Voltijd
Studielast 30 EC, 12 maanden
Voertaal Engels
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