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Courses offered in Fall 2016 that count toward the minor include:

Art History

ARTH 330 Islamic Art and Architecture


HIST 108 The Crusades

HIST/JST 140 The Israel-Palestine Conflict

HIST / ARAB Introduction to Islamic Civilization
HIST/JST 181 Introduction to the Middle East
HIST/RLST 473 The Contemporary Middle East

Religious Studies

RLST 107 Introduction to Islam

Courses of interest include:


COMM 489W.004 Advanced Telecommunications Topics: Children and the Media

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World War II and The Middle East, A Symposium Marking the 80th Anniversary of the Outbreak of WWII

On the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, we would like to invite the Penn State community to think about the war from a non-Western perspective. WWII has been studied and discussed mostly through the prism of the European and Pacific theatres, however, its significance as a global event becomes more evident when we look at the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, regions where the legacy of the war molded many of the developments that shaped those societies until these days. 

Faculty, students, and members of the Penn State and State College community are invited to participate in this two-day symposium. Admission is free. 

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