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Arabic and Islamic Studies

Applicable for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Advisors; WRIGHT, NAJI (Fall Sabbatical)

Minor Requirements

This minor combines the study of the Arabic language with courses on the history, religion, politics, and culture of the Arab and Muslim worlds.


*Two units of Arabic at the elementary level.

*Four additional units from among those listed below, including courses from at least two fields or departments.  Other courses may be accepted with consent of advisor.

            Arabic:   AR 201 Intermediate Arabic; AR 320 Topics in Arabic Literature and Culture.   Courses in Arabic taken abroad may also be used to satisfy requirements for this minor.

Art History:  AH 120 Islamic Art

            History:  HY 200 Search for Islamic Order (FYE); HY261 Formation of Islamic Societies; HY262 The Modern Middle East: Freedoms & Authorities; HY200 Islamic Cities; HY200 History of Arab-Zionist Relations.

            Political Science: PS 313 Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa(MENA) ; PS 314 International Politics of the MENA; PS203 The Search for Islamic Order (FYE)

            Religion: RE 140 Islam; RE 243 Islam in the Americas; RE 345 Dervish Diaries; RE 346 Qur’an

            Feminist and Gender Studies: FG218 The Discourse of the Veil; FG222 Gender and Sexuality in the Modern Middle East and its Diasporas; FG320 Middle Eastern and Islamic Feminist Studies