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Coordinated by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

The Arabic Studies Interdisciplinary Minor is designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge of different aspects of Arabic language, culture, history, and artistic expressions, according to the students’ interests. The program requires a minimum of 21 credits. Credits from study abroad programs will be properly evaluated as part of the overall program.

Contact the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for details.

Effective Fall 2021

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

A grade of C or better is required in each course that will count toward the interdisciplinary minor.

Lower Division Language 18-18
First-Year Arabic I
First-Year Arabic II
Second-Year Arabic I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year Arabic II (GT-AH4)
Lower Division Electives 10-9
The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 1500
Religions of the East (GT-AH3)
Introduction to Arabic Cultures (GT-AH2)
Upper-division Electives
Select at least 12 credits from at least two subject codes:12
Hellenistic World: Alexander to Cleopatra
Ancient Christianity to 500 A.D.
Africa: Colonialism to Independence
Modern Africa
Ancient Israel
Sacred History in the Bible and the Qur'an
Muhammad and the Origins of Islam
Jihad in Islamic History
The Modern Middle East
The Crusades
Third Year Arabic
Oral Communication - Arabic
Middle East Politics
Islam: Cosmology and Practice
Mysticism East and West
Islamic Philosophy
Program Total Credits:21

LARA 200 and LARA 201 are required. Students placed out of or directly into LARA 201 need to replace 5-9 lower division credits from the list of lower-division electives. A maximum of 9 lower-division credits may be counted for the minor.