A minor in Arabic studies can be selected by students who wish to gain a basic understanding of the language as well as history, culture and literary traditions of the Middle East and North Africa. Students cannot earn both the certificate in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies and the minor in Arabic studies.
A minimum of 19 credits must be taken in Arabic language and literature courses, including a total of 9 upper-division credits. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better is required in all ARAB courses attempted. Each course that is counted towards these degree requirements must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Pass/fail work will not apply to the minor. Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credits, including 6 upper-division credits, of transfer work toward a minor.
Required Courses and Credits
|ARAB 2110||Intermediate Arabic 1||5|
|ARAB 2120||Intermediate Arabic 2||5|
|At least three additional upper-division, 3-credit-hour ARAB courses. At least one of the content courses must focus on the premodern period.|
|Advanced Arabic 1|
|Advanced Arabic 2|
|Islamic Culture and the Iberian Peninsula|
|In the Footsteps of Travelers: Travel Writing in Arabic Lit|
|Art in Islamic Cultures|
|The Arabic Novel|
|Narrating the City: Literary Mappings of the Urban Landscape|
|Gender, Sexuality and Culture in the Modern Middle East|
|Total Credit Hours||19|