History Track

The History track provides students with historiographical training along with specialized knowledge in one area of Middle Eastern and North African history.

Required Courses

  • MENAS core requirements (12 units)
  • History Department’s Minor: 9 units of 600-level courses or 12 units of a mix of 500- and 600-level courses (9-12 units)

Elective Courses

  • ARB 570: Trends in Modern and Contemporary Arabic Intellectual Thought
  • HIST 543: Environmental History of Middle East
  • HIST 545: Women in Islamic History
  • HIST 572: History of Medieval India
  • HIST 579: The Ottoman Empire to 1800
  • HIST 595E: Struggle and Survival: Modern Middle East and North Africa, c. 1850-Present
  • MENA 517A: North African Societies: History, Culture and Politics
  • MENA 532: Iranian Culture and Society
  • MENA 536: Love, Sex and Desire in the Islamicate Imaginary
  • MENA 559A: Turkey: Culture, Power and History
  • MENA 580: The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
  • MENA 584: History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1800-Present
  • MENA 585A: History of the Iranian Plateau, 600-1501
  • MENA 585G: Modern Arabia and the Gulf
  • MENA 585M: Medicine and Power in the Middle East
  • MENA 585P: Palestinian Culture and Society, 1900-Present
  • MENA 590: Women in Middle Eastern Society
  • MENA 596D: The Late Ottoman Empire
  • MENA 596E: Marxism and the Middle East
  • MENA 596G: Islamic Law and Society
  • MENA 596H: Shi'ism
  • MENA 596M: Middle East: Topics in History and Civilization
  • MENA 596Q: Qur'anic Studies
  • MENA 596S: Colonialism and the Critique of Modernity
  • MENA 696Y: Nationalism and Islam
  • PRS 575: Kingship in Medieval Islamic Iran

Coursework should be planned with the advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.