The following list does not include all the various courses offered by the faculty in the Middle East Collaborative. Rather, it provides examples of courses that explicitly revolve around the Middle East/Islamic World broadly defined, and that will be offered or have been offered in recent semesters. More comprehensive information can be found in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Course Catalog or on the Schedule Builder page. 

Spring 2019:

ALL 3856, Palestinian Literature and Film, taught by Joseph Farag

CNES 3074/ RELS 3074, Exploring the Quran, taught by Mohsen Goudarzi

CNES 8530/RELS 8190, The Emergence of Islam, taught by Mohsen Goudarzi

GLOS 3900/5900, Human Rights Beyond States, taught by Serra Hakyemez 

GWSS 3404, Transnational Sexualities: Sexualities in the Muslim and Arab Worlds, taught by Sima Shakhari

HIST 3416, Imperialism and its Critics: Ethical Issues, Literary Representations, taught by Patricia Lorcin

HIST 3511, Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700, taught by Daniel Schroeter

HIST 3513, North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence, taught by Daniel Schroeter

HIST 3514, Environmental History of the Middle East and North Africa, taught by Zozan Pehlivan


Other Semesters:

ALL 3832, The Politics of Arabic Poetry, taught by Katrien Vanpee

ALL 3866, Arab American Experiences, taught by Joseph Farag

ALL 3867, Orientalism and the Arab World, taught by Joseph Farag

ALL 3868 (previously 3820), Culture and Society of the Arabian Peninsula, taught by Katrien Vanpee  

ALL 5866, Gender and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature, taught by Joseph Farag

ANTH 5021W/ RELS 5707W, Anthropology of the Middle East, taught by Serra Hakyemez

ARAB 5041 (previously 5040), Readings in Arabic Texts: Classical & Modern Arabic Prose, taught by Katrien Vanpee

GLOS 3942/HIST 3512/JWST 3512/RELS 3113, History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics, taught by Daniel Schroeter

HIST 3505, Survey of the Modern Middle East, taught by Carol Hakim

HIST 3547, The Ottoman Empire, taught by Giancarlo Casale

RELS 1911, Islam in America: A History of the Present, taught by Aisha Ghani

RELS 3712/HIST 3712, Islam: Religion and Culture, taught by Mohsen Goudarzi


Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Colloquial and Jordanian Colloquial Arabic are offered through the Arabic Language Program in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies during the academic year and in summer. Hebrew courses are offered through the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies. The University of Minnesota currently offers Persian language courses through CourseShare.