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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).

9 courses including

ARAB 301 Advanced Arabic I
ARAB 302 Advanced Arabic II
4 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 242 From Scheherazade to Jasmine: The Arabian Nights in World Literature and Culture
LLC 243 Politics and Social Movements in Modern Middle Eastern Literatures
LLC 244 Writing Women in Modern Arabic Fiction
LLC 346 Insiders and Outsiders: Arabic Encounters with the West
LLC 347 Islam, Nationalism, and the West -- Modern Thought in the Arab World
3 courses chosen from the following:
ANTH 350 Sex and Gender in the Middle East
ANTH 360 Power and Society in the Middle East
GEOG 279 Middle Eastern Geographies
HIST 271 The Modern Middle East
HIST 272 The Ottoman Empire
HIST 370 Contending Visions of the Middle East
LAWE 653 Islam, Law, and Society
PLSC 355 International Relations of the Middle East
RELG 250 Introduction to World Religions
RELG 263 Religion and the Arts
RELG 265 Religion and Moral Decisions
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.