Minor in Middle Eastern Studies

Explore a Complex Region of the World

Earning a minor in Middle Eastern Studies from the College of Human Sciences and Humanities from University of Houston-Clear Lake offers you the opportunity to study this region from a variety of perspectives. You will experience a depth and breadth of understanding, enabling you to appreciate the complexity of global problems and to seek solutions that positively influence your workplace and your world.

Opportunities to Change Your Life and Your World

This minor is highly interdisciplinary and draws on coursework from the social sciences and humanities. It fosters cross-cultural communication skills, qualitative research, critical thinking and writing. In a world that is becoming increasingly globalized, there is a need for people who have an understanding of the complexities of Middle Eastern culture across all sectors of industry. Your coursework explores topics including regional geographies, history, politics, religion and focuses on ethnic and socio-cultural diversity. It serves as an excellent foundation for a graduate degree in cross-cultural studies or other programs emphasizing cultural diversity.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
    Final (Summer I) – June 5
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


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Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Human Sciences and Humanities holds a number of specialized accreditations, including accreditations and approval from the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education; the Association for Behavioral Analysis International; the National Association of School Psychologists. The Council on Social Work Education has also accredited our bachelor’s degree in social work. Our Fitness and Human Performance curriculum has been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for preparing students to successfully enter into the career field. The Human Factors Certificate and Applied Cognitive Psychology Program are accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Minor in Middle Eastern Studies Faculty

Maria Curtis
Maria Curtis

Maria Curtis

Associate Professor in Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3429
Email: Curtis@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617

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Barbara Hales
Barbara Hales

Barbara Hales

Associate Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3411
Email: hales@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1508

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Cengiz Sisman
Cengiz Sisman

Cengiz Sisman

Assistant Professor of History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3472
Email: sisman@uhcl.edu
Office: A1307

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Dawit Woldu
Dawitt Woldu

Dawit Woldu

Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3364
Email: woldu@uhcl.edu
Office: B2233.09

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