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    Arabic and Islamic Studies

    Applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Arabic and Islamic Studies Website

    Advisors: Naji and Wright Affiliated Faculty: Fenner, German, Guessous, Murphy

    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, including the Middle East and North Africa.


    *Two units of Arabic language study 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.

    *The integrative-experience paper (5-7 pages) that discusses what the student has learnt from completing this minor.

                Arabic: AR 201 Intermediate Arabic I; AR 202 Intermediate Arabic II; AR 320 Topics in Arabic Culture and Literature (taught in English). Courses in Arabic taken abroad may also satisfy the requirements for this minor.  Make sure to discuss this option with one of the minor advisors in advance.

    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