The minor in MIST consists of five courses: a MIST-related Core Communities and Identities course (such as CORE 183C - The Middle East ; CORE 170C - Islamic North Africa ; or another appropriate course) and four other courses. Of these four, two courses must be chosen from among two of the three groups (Groups A, B, and C). The remaining two courses may be chosen from these groups or from the list of affiliated electives. No more than two courses may be taken in any one group. For purposes of the minor, language courses are considered electives and a single semester of study counts towards the minor. Students are highly encouraged to take either Arabic or Hebrew. Two courses from transfer credit may be applied to the minor.