Arabic, Minor College of Letters & Science

The Arabic Minor allows students to achieve advanced proficiency in Arabic while learning about Arabic literature and culture. The Arabic Minor is open to undergraduates in all four colleges.

Minor Advisor

Consult the Middle East/South Asia Studies Advisor in 1287 Social Science & Humanities, 530-752-3576, or Middle East/South Asia Studies.

ARB 121Advanced Arabic4
ARB 122Advanced Arabic4
ARB 123Advanced Arabic4
Choose one upper division course in Arabic language or Arabic literature:4
Mystical Literatures of South Asia & the Middle East
Classical Literatures of the Islamic World 600-1900
Literatures of the Modern Middle East
Choose one:
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights
Choose one additional upper division course in Arabic language or Arabic literature from the list above, or one humanities or social science course from the following:4-5
Great Cities of Arab Middle East & South Asia
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings
Themes in the Arabic Novel
Women & Islamic Discourses
Women & Islamic Discourses
Topics in Regional ME/SA Studies: Arab Studies
Undergraduate Proseminar in Middle East/South Asia: Arab Studies Seminar
Choose one:
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights
Peoples of the Middle East
The Islamic City
Literatures of the Islamic World
Classical Literatures of the Islamic World 600-1900
Literatures of the Modern Middle East
Introduction to the Middle East
Undergraduate Proseminar in History: Muslim Societies
History of Jews in the Muslim World
History of Modern North Africa, 1800 to the Present
Middle Eastern History I: The Rise of Islam, 600-1000
Middle Eastern History II: The Age of the Crusades, 1001-1400
Middle Eastern History III: The Ottomans, 1401-1730
History of the Modern Middle East, 1750-1914
History of the Modern Middle East, From 1914
International Politics of the Middle East
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Introduction to Islam
The Qur'an & Its Interpretation
Introduction to Islamic Thought
Modern Islam
Introduction to Islamic Law
Gender in the Arab World
Total Units20-21