You can take courses in Arabic; Cinema Studies; Francophone Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; Government, History; Religion; and Sociology to fulfill the MENA Studies minor requirements. For course descriptions, visit Classfinder or the Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook.


ARBC 1101: Elementary Arabic I
ARBC 1102: Elementary Arabic II
ARBC 2203: Intermediate Arabic I
ARBC 2204: Intermediate Arabic II
ARBC 2305: Advanced Arabic
ARBC 2306: Advanced Arabic II
ARBC 2350: Myth in Arabic Literature: From the Qur'ān to Modern Poetry and Prose

Francophone Studies

FRS3216/CINE3352: North African Cinema from the Independence to the Arab Spring

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

GSWS 2701: Muslim Women: Contemporary Challenges and Activism


GOV 2690: Islam and Politics


HIST 2365: Swahili Civilizations
HIST XXXX: Cities in the Middle East


REL 1150: Intro to the Religions of the Modern Middle East
REL 2208: Islam
REL 2210: Esoteric and Mystical Themes in Islam
REL 2232: Qur’an
REL 2237: Judaism Under Islam
REL 3333: Islam and Science


SOC 2260: Capitalism, Modernity, and Religion in Turkey 
SOC 2380: Gender in the Middle East