The Mediterranean studies minor consists of 18 credits. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned at the upper (300- or 400-) level. No more than six credits can be earned within the same discipline.

Students must complete a minimum of three credits of geographically pertinent foreign language course work (Arabic, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish) at the advanced level (300 or above). If VCU does not offer courses in a specific Mediterranean language (e.g. Albanian, Catalan, Croatian, Turkish, Modern Greek, etc.), the School of World Studies Advising Office will assist students in identifying appropriate language study options at other U.S. institutions or abroad.

Note: Language Placement Test results cannot substitute for completion of course work.

Required Courses
WRLD   310Mediterranean Cultural Geography3
WRLD   311Civilization of the Mediterranean3
Select one of the following:3
Mediterranean Religions
Religions of the World
Cultural Texts and Contexts: ____ 1
Select three of the following:9
Anthropology of Development and Globalization
Survey of Art I
Survey of Art II
Classical Mythology
Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation 1
Francophone Literatures and Cultures
Topics in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies 1
The Early Middle Ages
High and Later Middle Ages
History of France I
History of France II
History of Spain and Portugal
History of Women in Europe I
History of Women in Europe II
The Middle East, 600-1600
Early Modern Ottoman Empire
Topics in International Studies 1
Italian Cinema: ____
Themes in Italian Literature: ____
Topics in Italian 1
Ancient Greek and Medieval Western Philosophy
The Ancient Near East
Sociology of Women
Civilization of Spain II
Great Cities of the World 1
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 1
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 1
Total Hours18
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When appropriate: If students wish to fulfill an elective with a course not listed above, the course must be discussed and approved by the School of World Studies Advising Office.

Students majoring in art history may apply three credits of an art history course relevant to Mediterranean studies toward the minor. The art history course must be approved through the SWS Advising Office.