Iranian Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N609

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of coursework in international studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level.

At least 6 credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Department of International and Area Studies, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit.

A minimum of 6 of the required 15 hours must be taken in the Department of International and Area Studies.

Students are encouraged to study abroad. Courses taken while studying abroad may also be substituted to meet minor requirements, though they might not satisfy General Education requirements.

A list of approved courses for the minor may be obtained in the IAS Academic Advising Office or on the departmental website.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Iranian Studies coordinator.

  • Minors are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
Required Course
IAS 2003Understanding the Global Community3
PERS 2113Intermediate Persian3
Choose 9 hours from the following (3 of the hours must be taken in the Department of International and Area Studies):9
Modern Iran: Islam, Politics, and the State, 1500 to the Present
Iranian Society through Cinema
US-Iranian Relations: History, Politics, and the Road to Confrontation
Iran & Islam to 1800: History, Culture, and Society in the Pre-Modern Period
Poverty and Inequality in the Middle East
Youth Culture in Contemporary Iran
Topics in National Cinema
Persian Architecture
Or other courses as approved by an IAS Academic Advisor
Total Credit Hours15