Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures: Arabic & Islamic Studies, Minor

Arabic and Language and Literature focuses on competence in the Arabic language and the study of Arabic literature in all periods and genres. Because of the broad cultural importance of Arabic, primary emphasis is on gaining mastery of the language alongside coursework in history, religion, literature, and culture.

Minor Requirements
Language Requirement 14
ARAB 0000:4999
PERS 0000:4999
TURK 0000:4999
Concentration Requirement 24
Total Course Units8

May be fulfilled in Arabic, Persian or Turkish.


Minors in Arabic Language and Literature must take MELC 0002 Introduction to the Middle East as a breadth requirement. Other credits may be fulfilled in Arabic, Persian or Turkish. Arabic, Persian or Turkish culture courses to be chosen in consultation with the advisor.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2024 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.