The AMED Studies minor consists of 15 unit credits of study. Only one third of the credits or no more than two courses can be taken credit/no credit for the minor. Students must have maintained at least a 2.0 grade point average in minor courses. Consistent with current University policy, courses for meeting the requirements of this minor, as appropriate, may be used simultaneously for meeting general education or credential requirements. Written declaration of the pursuit of the minor is not necessary prior to enrollment in any of its required or elective courses.
Students will be required to complete six units of required core courses and nine elective courses. To fulfill elective requirements, students must choose at least one course from each section; one of which must be upper division of 400 or higher. Up to three elective units can be chosen from within or outside the College of Ethnic Studies, upon advisement and approval from department chair. The program of study is composed of.
Required Core Courses: (6 Units)
RRS 101 Introduction to Arab and Muslim Communities (AE, GP, SJ) RRS 255 Voices in Exile: Arab and Muslim-Americans’ Civil Liberties (GP, SJ).
Electives: (9 units):
Must choose one from each section; one must be upper division of 400 or higher.
Section I: Arab and Muslim Histories, Identities, and Cultures (Humanities track)
RRS 224 Arab-American History, Community, Activism (LD – Social Sciences; AE, GP, SJ)
RRS 230 Muslims in America: Communities and Institutions (AE, SJ)
RRS 315 Arab-American Immigration, Society and Culture (AE)
RRS/Arab 400 Islam and Fiction in English
RRS 420 Post-Colonial Arab-American Identity: Memory & Resistance (UDSocial Sciences; AE, SJ, GP)
RRS 430 Arab Representation in US Film & Media (UD-Social Sciences; AE, GP, SJ)
RRS 450 Contemporary Arab, North African & Arab-American Literature (UDArts and Humanities; AE, GP)
RRS/ARAB 510 History of Arabic Literature: Classical Arabic Literature
RRS/ARAB 511 History of Arabic Literature II: Modern Arabic Literature.
Section II: Mapping Arab and Muslim Communities: Comparative Ethnicities and Diasporas (Critical Race Track)
RRS 310 Arab Revolutions and Social Movements (UD-Social Sciences, GP, SJ)
RRS 370 Islamophobia: Roots, Development, and Contestation of Hatred (AE,GP, SJ)
RRS 435 National Security and the Racialization of Arabs and Muslims in North America (UD-Social Sciences; AE, GP, SJ)
RRS 440 Islam in America: Communities and Institutions
RRS 620 Colonial Legacies, Post-colonial Discourses: Perspectives on Resistance and Revolution (UD-Social Sciences)
RRS 630 Palestine: Ethnic Studies Perspective (UD-Social Sciences, AE, GP, SJ)
RRS 655 Comparative Border Studies: Palestine and Mexico (AE, ES, GP, SJ)
Section III: Gender & Sexuality Studies in Global South: Arab & Muslim Communities
RRS 260 Introduction to Arab and Arab American Feminisms (GP, SJ)
RRS 375 Queer Arabs in the US (UD-Social Sciences; SJ)
WGS 565 Muslim Feminisms (AE, GP)
RRS/WGS 566 Gender & Modernity in Arab & Muslim Communities (AE, GP, SJ)
Additional courses may be considered upon advisement.
Foreign Language Requirement: there will be no foreign language requirement
Study Abroad: students are strongly encouraged to take study abroad courses. Approved courses are through advisement of department chair.
Community Service Learning: Choose any course listed in the minor with CSL option for 1 – 4 additional units.