The Middle East Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that will introduce students to a range of Middle Eastern cultures, languages, and viewpoints, from the classical to the contemporary periods. While fluency in Arabic or Hebrew is not required, language study is a requirement for the Middle East Studies minor. In addition to language study, the minor requires courses in theology, the social sciences, and the humanities to present students with a range of perspectives and methodologies relevant to the study of the Middle East. Study Abroad in the Middle East is recommended.