The Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization Field of Study requires the completion of a minimum of three course credits from the list below.
As a reminder, please note:
- A course may be counted for credit in only one Field of Study.
- In those cases where a course is listed in more than one Field of Study, the student may choose the Field of Study in which it is to be credited.
- Courses, however, may be used to meet both Divisional Breadth requirements and Field of Study requirements simultaneously.
Faculty Supervising this Field of Study: Professor Andrew Hess and Professor Leila Fawaz
||U.S. Public Diplomacy
||Southwest Asia History, Culture, and Politics
||The Arabs and their Neighbors
||The Globalization of Politics and Culture for Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan
|The Globalization of Central Asia and the Caucasus
||War and Society in the Middle East in Historical Perspective
||Islam and the West
|Democratization In the Middle East: Theory and Practice
||Contemporary South Asia
||Islam and Politics: Religion and Power in World Affairs
* This course is required for constitution of the field.
++ Any one of these courses may be used as the required course in the field.
+ Any one of these courses may be used as the second required course in the field.
[ ] Bracketed courses are those not offered 2014-2015.
Unless otherwise indicated, students need three course credits to complete a field of study. Modular courses count as one-half credit and if listed in a field, two must be taken to complete one course.
Professors with expertise in the field
Mothers and Martyrs: Hamas' Use of Female Suicide Bombers and the Reinterpretation of Women's Roles in Jihad (MALD 2010)
Unraveling the Paradox: The Resilience of Women's Rights Activism in Iran within the Context of a Changing Political Environment (MALD 2009)
Maintaining Socially-Inclusive Economic Growth By Enabling Opportunity: Achieving Sustainable Development in Vietnam (MALD 2008)