Arabic Studies Minor

for the Minor in Arabic Studies

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department faculty: Linguistics Faculty

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The minor in Arabic Studies is designed for students interested in developing an expertise in one, or more, aspect of the Arab World, as complement to their disciplinary major. Completion of the minor requires at least 18 hours in applicable courses.  For advising information please visit the Linguistics advising page.

Language requirement6
Advanced Standard Arabic I
Advanced Standard Arabic II
Arabic Culture and Linguistics courses6
Choose two courses from the following in consultation with the advisor: ARAB 150- Lang;Culture of Arab World OR ARAB 210: Colloquial Arabic I OR ARAB 412: Business Arabic OR a Study Abroad Equivalent (must be approved by the advisor)
Two Interdisciplinary courses related to the Arab World (To be chosen from the following list in consultation with the advisor)6
Topics Stand Arabic Lang&Lit I
Topics Stand Arabic LangLit II
Adv Top Stand Arabic LangLit I
AdvTop Stand Arabic LangLit II
Arabic-English Translation
Islam & West Through Lit
Topics in Arabic Literature & Culture
History of Islamic Middle East
Modern Palestinian History
Middle East 1566-1914
Middle East Since World War I
Egypt Since World War I
Gov & Pol of Middle East
REL 213
Introduction to Islam
The Qur'an (Koran)
Mystics and Saints in Islam
Women in Muslim Societies
Islam & Politics in Mid. East
Muslim Ethics in Global Age
Muslim-Christian Interactions
Total Hours18