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Arabic Studies Major

The Arabic Studies Major

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70).

Nine courses, including:

ARAB 301 Advanced Arabic I

ARAB 302 Advanced Arabic II

Four courses chosen from the following at least one of which must be a 400-level course:

ARAB 303/ARAB 304 (The two half credit courses count as one) Advanced Arabic Conversation

ARAB 401 Arabic in Media

ARAB 402 Introduction to Arabic in Literature

LLC 346 Insiders and Outsiders: Arabic Encounters with the West

Three courses, chosen in addition from those above or the following:

ANTH 350 Sex and Gender in the Middle East

ARAB 315 Grammar Through Texts

ARAB 397 Selected Topics

CLSC 321 Archaeology of the Middle East

HIST 199 Harem and Veils

HIST 271 The Modern Middle East

HIST 272 The Ottoman Empire

HIST 370 Contending Visions of the Middle East

LAWE 685 International Law Practicum

PLSC 355 International Relations of the Middle East

RELG 244 Sex and Family in the Greek and Roman Worlds

RELG 263 Religion and the Arts

RELG 268 Religion and Literature

RELG 281 Introduction to Islam

RELG 287 Ninety-nine Names of God

RELG 288 Saints and Sinners in Muslim Literature

RELG 385 Sufism: Introduction to Islamic Mysticism

Or any other relevant course with the approval of the Arabic Studies faculty.

Students MUST complete an approved study abroad experience as part of the Arabic Studies major. The study abroad experience can be fulfilled through a semester or a summer study abroad program associated with the University of Richmond, or other summer or semester programs in universities or institutions in the Arab World approved by the Arabic Studies faculty.

Students MUST take one 400-level course in Arabic at the University of Richmond after they return from abroad.

Students can transfer up to three courses to fulfill their Arabic Studies major requirements.

It is advisable that students sign up for a C-LAC section with the courses that are not taught in Arabic.