Middle East Studies
The Middle East studies minor prepares you to engage with the Middle East and the Islamic world, a religion and worldview that will continue to play a critical role in world affairs for the foreseeable future. The minor incorporates a variety of disciplines including history, biblical and theological studies, language and sociology.
Choose one program:
GEN 310 -
Middle East Studies Program
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Choose 8 credits:
PSC 235CC -
A survey of the politics of several countries from different continents.Special attention is paid to historical development and ideological,religious, and cultural factors affecting a country's politics. (4credits) (NWCore option under Cross-Cultural Engagement)
BTS 295 -
Christian ministry and mission is essentially an ongoing process ofinteracting effectively with others in ways appropriate to one?s message andglobal/local contexts. By providing a progressively integrated understandingof intercultural issues, this course will enable students to applyprinciples of communication through their particular vocation or ministry sothat they connect theory with models and practice to appropriatelycommunicate the Gospel message across cultures and micro-cultures. (2credits)
BTS 390CC -
The major religions of the world are examined in the light of the Christianfaith. This course emphasizes the interaction of religion and culture with aview to cross-cultural understanding. In-depth research into a specifictopic related to world religions is required. (4 credits) (NWCore optionunder Cross-Cultural Engagement)
SOC 290CC -
(4 credits)(NWCore option under Cross-Cultural Engagement) This course is about learning a way of seeing and understanding other cultures and our own culture(s) - introducing and drawing on ideas and insights from the field of Cultural Anthropology. In a globalizing and increasingly interconnected world these ideas and insights can serve a critical need in helping us understand and learn how to live in with cultural diversity and complexity. Thus the value of this course is in learning a new way of seeing and understanding, a way that helps us think about what it means to be human, a way that helps us understand and live with our neighbors -- locally and globally.
Total Credits Required: 24