Arab Studies Minor

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages established the Minor in Arab Studies, effective Fall 2012.

The minor in Arab Studies consists of the following 18 hour requirement:

1. Nine required semester hours in

  • ARAB 2302: Intermediate Arabic II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ARAB 3301: Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ARAB 3302: Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II Credit Hours: 3.0

2. Nine semester hours taken from:

  • ARAB 3303: Qur'anic and Classical Arabic Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ARAB 3305: Introduction to Arabic Culture, Language, and Islam Credit Hours: 3.0 or
  • ARAB 3306: Introduction to Arabic Culture, Language, and Islam Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ARAB 3312: Introduction to Arabic Literature in Translation Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ARAB 3313: Qur'an as Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ARAB 3314: Women and Gender in Arabic Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ARAB 3340: Modernity and Rationalism in Islamic Tradition Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ARTH 3317: Ancient Near Eastern Art Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ENGL 3365: Postcolonial Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3377: The Middle East from 1300 to the Present Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3378: Modern Middle East Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3390: Middle East: Pictures & Words Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 3326: Government and Politics in the Middle East Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4333: Islam and Democracy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4348: Contemporary Islamic Political Thought Credit Hours: 3.0
  • RELS 3350: Islam Credit Hours: 3.0
  • RELS 3360: Muslim:Christian Relations Credit Hours: 3.0
  • WCL 3341: Early Islamic Society: Literature and Thought Credit Hours: 3.0
  • WCL 3377: The Modern Middle East: Literature, Politics, and Ideas Credit Hours: 3.0

At least 12 of the 18 hours must be taken in residence of which 9 must be advanced. A minimum 2.50 grade point average is required for all courses attempted in the minor.