Interdisciplinary Programs & Minors

Arabic Studies Minor

Contact: Department of Cultural Studies
Phone: 978-934-4701
Office: Coburn Hall 113

The Arabic Studies Minor introduces students to critical approaches to the study of Islam, Muslim societies and cultures of the Middle East. The goal of this interdisciplinary minor in the humanities and social sciences is to broaden and deepen students’ understanding of Arabic societies and cultures in order to meet the demands of business, government and academia for skilled specialists in the language, culture, history and politics of the Middle East. 

A minor in Arabic Studies consists of 18 to 24 credits (6 to 8) courses, at least two courses at the 300 level from the section of electives, including the following requirements:

Required Language courses:

53.115 Arabic I and Culture
53.116 Arabic II and Culture
53.215 Arabic III and Culture
53.216 Arabic IV and Culture

Selection of Electives

Students may take 2 to 4 courses from the list below, two of which (6 credits) must be at the 300 level or above:

43.393 History of the Middle East and Islamic World
45.296 Intro to World Religions
45.328 Justice, Trauma and War
46.233 Islam and Politics
46.334 Islam and Politics
46.368 Middle Eastern Politics
46.389 Politics and Terrorism
46.402 Women in Islam
46.406 Research Seminar: Middle East Politics
48.234 Study of Minorities
52.315 Islam and Medieval World
53.494 Directed Studies in Arabic
59.315 Islamic Culture

Course Listing Arabic Studies