Near Eastern Languages and Cultures / Undergraduate Study

Arabic and Islamic Studies Minor

The Arabic and Islamic Studies minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program with a group of related courses that provide a systematic introduction to the study of Arabic language and literature and Islam.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better and file a petition in 378 Humanities Building, 310-825-4165.

Required Lower-Division Courses (15 units): Arabic 1A, 1B, 1C, or equivalent.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 units): Five courses in Arabic or Islamics; 199 courses may not be applied. With consent of the undergraduate adviser, two of the five courses may be taken outside the department. Courses recommended as electives for the major in Arabic (Anthropology M166Q, Art History 119A, 119B, C120, Comparative Literature 100, History 105A, 105B, 105C, M106, 108B, 111A, 111B, 111C, Islamic Studies M110, 130, Political Science 132A, M132B, 157, 165) may be applied. Other courses, including extra-departmental courses, may be applied with consent of the adviser.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.