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Iran and Persian Studies

The minor in Iran & Persian Studies covers an area of immense historical, cultural, economic, demographic and geopolitical significance. The minor is designed to emphasize the interconnected and comparative aspect of history, culture, society, economy, religion, gender relations, media, law, political economy, international relations, urbanism, migration and diaspora, language and literatures across regional and national boundaries. It is an interdisciplinary minor open to undergraduates in all four colleges.
 

Requirements: 

20-24 units

Complete the following courses (8 units)

  • MSA 100 Middle East and South Asia: Comparative Perspectives (4 units)
  • MSA 180 Topics in Middle East and South Asian Studies (4 units)

Choose one course (4 units)

  • MSA 181A Topics in Regional ME/SA Studies (4 units)
  • MSA 182A Undergraduate Proseminar in Middle East/South Asia (4 units)

Choose one course (4 units)

  • HIS 190D Middle Eastern History IV: Safavids Iran, 1300-1720 (4 units)
  • HIS 193D History of Modern Iran, From 1850 to Present (4 units)

Choose additional electives from list below (4-8 units)

  • MSA 131A Modern Iranian Cinema (4 units)
    • Or CTS 146A Modern Iranian Cinema (4 units)
  • MSA 151A Iranian Society & Culture (4 units)
  • MSA 181A Topics in Regional ME/SA Studies (4 units)
  • MSA 182A Undergraduate Proseminar in Middle East/South Asia (4 units)
  • COM 155 Classical Literatures of the Islamic World 600-1900 (4 units)
  • HIS 190D Middle Eastern History IV: Safavids Iran, 1300-1720 (4 units)
  • HIS 193D History of Modern Iran, From 1850 to Present (4 units)

With prior consultation with an advisor, students can petition in advance the Program Committee to accept:

  • Other elective courses toward the minor program if the content is 50 percent or more on the Arab World. Under no circumstances may more than one lower division course be offered in satisfaction of requirements for the minor.
  • More than four units of Middle East/South Asia 181C and/or Middle East/South Asia 182C towards the minor program
     

Total = 20-24 units

Minor Advisor

Mishaal Barrett
530-752-3576
misbarrett@ucdavis.edu