The undergraduate minor in Islamic & Arabic Studies, designed for students specializing in other fields, brings together an interesting and enriching combination of courses in Political Science, Religious Studies, History, and Language. To obtain this undergraduate minor students have to complete a minimum of 15 units, or 5 classes, that all have a 100% focus on Islamic and Arabic topics.
For more information on the minor, please see the General Catalog.
All students are required to take:
Political Science 363: Governments and Politics of the
Middle East (3 units)
and must complete
one of the following:
Religious Studies 310: The Qur’an (3 units),
Religious Studies 328: Islam (3 units)
Two classes (6 units) from the following:
History 473: Middle East History from the Advent of Islam
to 1500 (3 units),
History 474: The Middle East Since 1500 (3 units),
History 574: Arab-Israeli Relations-Past and Present (3
One additional class (3 units or 4 units) from the following:
History 473 (3 units), History 474 (3 units), History
574 (3 units),
Religious Studies 310 (3 units), Religious Studies 328,
Arabic 101: Elementary Arabic I (4 units),
Arabic 102: Elementary Arabic II (4units),
Arabic 201: Intermediate Arabic I (4units),
Arabic 202: Intermediate Arabic II (4units),
Arabic 330: Arabic Culture (3 units)
Other Courses may be substituted for the minor with approval of the
How do I learn more about the minor?
Contact Ghada Osman, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
Phone: (619) 594-7137