Arabic Studies (Minor)

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Through DePaul's Arabic Studies minor, students will develop a basic grasp of the Arabic language and gain an overview of Islamic literature and civilization.

Course Requirements​

  • Three quarters of college-level Arabic language (at any level).
  • Five additional courses focusing on the Arab world from at least two different disciplines, chosen in consultation with an advisor or faculty member, from the current approved Arabic Studies Allied Course List.

Arabic Studies Allied Course List

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select five courses from the following (as noted above):20
Anthropology
CULTURES OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Art and Architecture, History of
ISLAMIC ART
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Islamic Africa)
Geography
GEOPOLITICS
History
THE MUSLIM WORLD, C. 600 CE TO 1100
THE MUSLIM WORLD, 1000-1500
THE MUSLIM WORLD, 1400-1920
ISLAM AND THE WEST: A SURVEY OF ORIENTALISM
TOPICS IN ISLAMIC HISTORY
THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
International Studies
TOPICS IN AFRICAN STUDIES (when focusing on N. Africa)
Islamic World Studies
ISLAMIC CULTURES AND SOCIETIES
RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
ISLAMIST POLITICAL MOVEMENTS
GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN MUSLIM CULTURES
SHI'ITE ISLAM
ISLAMIC LAW, ITS HISTORY AND MODERN APPLICATIONS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ISLAMIC WORLD STUDIES
Modern Languages
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN LANGUAGES
ARAB CULTURE
MEDIA IN THE ARAB WORLD
MODERN ARABIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
Philosophy
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Political Science
MIDDLE EAST POLITICS
ADVANCED TOPICS IN POLITICAL THOUGHT (Muslim Political Thought)
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (Political Islam and US Foreign Policy)
ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (Religion, Nationalism and Politics)
Religious Studies
ISLAMIC CULTURES AND SOCIETIES
RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
ISLAMIST POLITICAL MOVEMENTS
GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN MUSLIM CULTURES
SHI'ITE ISLAM
Sociology
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (Women in the Arab World)
Women's and Gender Studies
WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST: BEYOND THE VEIL

Students majoring in Arabic Studies (BA) or minoring in Arabic Language are restricted from earning this minor.