Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations: Arabic & Islamic Studies, Minor

Arabic and Islamic Studies focuses on languages and cultures of the wider Middle East in the context of Islamic Civilization. Because of the interdependence of language and culture, a primary emphasis is on gaining mastery of Middle Eastern languages such as Arabic and Turkish, alongside coursework in history, religion, and culture.

Minor Requirements
Language Requirement 14
Concentration Requirement 24
Total Course Units8

May be fulfilled in Arabic, Persian or Turkish.


Minors in Arabic and Islamic Studies must take NELC 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 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.