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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

  • 24-32 credit hours of 200/300 level courses in Arabic Language
  • 20-28 credit hours of Allied Courses from at least three different departments

Students who begin their study of Arabic at DePaul with ARB 202 or higher may substitute a 300-level Arabic elective course for any of the required 200-level courses.

MOL 340, MOL 341, and MOL 342 are specifically designed to help Arabic Studies students better understand the Arabic-speaking world. Students are highly recommended to take at least two of the three MOL Arabic-related courses that we offer.

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 340
ARAB CULTURE
MOL 341
MEDIA IN THE ARAB WORLD
MOL 342
MODERN ARABIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

Arabic Studies Allied Course List

Course Title Quarter Hours
Anthropology
ANT 240
CULTURES OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Art and Architecture, History of
HAA 222
ISLAMIC ART
HAA 397
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (Islamic Africa)
Geography
GEO 201
GEOPOLITICS
History
HST 141
THE MUSLIM WORLD, C. 600 CE TO 1100
HST 142
THE MUSLIM WORLD, 1000-1500
HST 143
THE MUSLIM WORLD, 1400-1920
HST 226
ISLAM AND THE WEST: A SURVEY OF ORIENTALISM
HST 361
TOPICS IN ISLAMIC HISTORY
HST 366
THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
International Studies
INT 310
TOPICS IN AFRICAN STUDIES (when focusing on N. Africa)
Islamic World Studies
IWS 263
RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
IWS 217
ISLAMIC CULTURES AND SOCIETIES
IWS 265
ISLAMIST POLITICAL MOVEMENTS
IWS 272
GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN MUSLIM CULTURES
IWS 295
SHI'ITE ISLAM
IWS 330
ISLAMIC LAW, ITS HISTORY AND MODERN APPLICATIONS
IWS 340
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ISLAMIC WORLD STUDIES
Modern Languages
MOL 297
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN LANGUAGES
MOL 340
ARAB CULTURE
MOL 341
MEDIA IN THE ARAB WORLD
MOL 342
MODERN ARABIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
Philosophy
PHL 294
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Political Science
PSC 255
MIDDLE EAST POLITICS
PSC 339
ADVANCED TOPICS IN POLITICAL THOUGHT (Muslim Political Thought)
PSC 349
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)
PSC 349
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (Political Islam and US Foreign Policy)
PSC 359
ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (Religion, Nationalism and Politics)
Religious Studies
REL 217
ISLAMIC CULTURES AND SOCIETIES
REL 263
RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
REL 265
ISLAMIST POLITICAL MOVEMENTS
REL 272
GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN MUSLIM CULTURES
REL 295
SHI'ITE ISLAM
Sociology
SOC 290
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (Women in the Arab World)
Women's and Gender Studies
WGS 307
WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST: BEYOND THE VEIL

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.​

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