The Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies minor consists of 21 credits. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned at the upper (300- or 400-) level.

Native speakers of Arabic may not use intermediate credit in the language to count toward the minor.

Note: Language Placement Test results cannot substitute for completion of course work.

Select a minimum of three credits of Arabic at the advanced level (300 or above)3
Select 18 credits from the following (no more than six credits can be earned within the same discipline):18
Intermediate Arabic II 1
Intermediate Conversation
Anthropology of Development and Globalization 2
International Economics 2
Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation 2
Francophone Literatures and Cultures 2
Topics in French 2
Women and Global Politics
The Ancient Near East
Ancient Egypt
Modern Middle East
History in Film: ____ 2
Introduction to the Middle East and North Africa
Governments and Politics of the Middle East
Issues in World Politics 2
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Introduction to the New Testament
Hebrew Prophets
Introduction to Judaism
Mediterranean Religions
Religions of the World (Western)
History of the Jewish People I
History of the Jewish People II
History of Christianity I
Global Ethics and the World's Religions 2
Women in Islam
Modern Jewish Thought
Modern Islamic Thought and Global Trends
Topics in Religious Studies 2
Great Cities of the World 2
Human Rights and Literature 2
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 2
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 2
Total Hours21

The prerequisite course of ARBC   202 or ARBC   205 may be counted toward the total number of credits for the minor.


When appropriate: Always check first with the SWS Advising Office before enrolling in these courses.

Courses taken through an approved study abroad program in an appropriate location (must be preapproved through the SWS Advising Office)