Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies Minor, Modern Middle Eastern Studies Concentration

Program Requirements

  • Total units required: 18

The minor in Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern studies requires a minimum of 12 units at the 300 level or above and a minimum of 18 total units. Students who wish to minor in Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern studies will select one of two concentrations: the Comparative Jewish and Islamic Studies Concentration or the Middle Eastern Studies Concentration.

Required Course for the Middle Eastern Studies Concentration

Choose one of the following courses:

  • JIMES 210C Introduction to Islamic Civilization
  • JIMES 208F Introduction to Jewish Civilization: History and Identity

Elective Courses

  • 3 credits at any level in Middle Eastern Studies courses (L75 JIMES)
  • 12 credits of 300- or 400-level Middle Eastern Studies courses (L75 JIMES)

Additional Information

Study Abroad

Students enrolled in preapproved Washington University study abroad programs during the regular academic semester, in summer programs, and in transfer courses can earn a maximum of 3 units subject to review by their advisor and the director of undergraduate studies.


Grades of B- or higher must be earned in each language course in order to advance to the next level.


No course taken pass/fail can count toward the minor.

Courses Taught Outside of JIMES

A student may request credit for courses taken outside of the department (other than those that are cross-listed) by seeking the permission of the director of undergraduate studies and the department chair.

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