University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Central and Southwest Asian Studies Minor

The Central and Southwest Asian Studies Minor is available to all students and consists of eighteen credits. Students selecting the minor are required to successfully complete ANTY 141H and six credits in foundational Central and Southwest Asian Studies courses (200-level courses). Students must then complete nine credits of additional course work at the 300- or 400- level. No language courses are required; however, students pursuing the minor are strongly encouraged to meet the university-wide general education modern and classical language competency requirement by completing at least the second semester of one of the following languages (100 level or higher): Chinese, Persian, Arabic, Turkish or Russian. Participation in a study-abroad program is strongly recommended.

Minor - Central & Southwest Asian Studies


Lower-Division Core Courses9
Introductory Course
Foundational Courses
Upper-Division Core Courses9
Total Hours18

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: The Central and Southwest Asian Studies minor is available to all students. No language courses are required. Participation in a study-abroad program is strongly recommended.

Lower-Division Core Courses

Introductory Course

Complete the following course:
ANTY 141HThe Silk Road3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Foundational Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
ANTY 241HCentral Asian Culture and Civilization3
HSTR 262HIslamic Civilization: Classical Age3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Complete three of the following courses:9
Central Asia and Its Neighbors
Cities and Landscapes of Central Asia
Artistic Traditions of Central Asia
Independent Study
Iran Between Two Revolutions
Nationalism and the Modern Middle East
Independent Study (Must be taken for 3 credits)
Seminar (Central Asia)
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-