Starting in 2016, UMass Boston students can minor in Arabic studies through the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Why declare a minor in Arabic studies at UMass Boston?
- The U.S. Department of State has designated Arabic a critical language.
- Arabic is one of the most commonly spoken language in the world.
- Arabic is the official language of more than 20 countries.
- Learning Arabic promotes cultural and international understanding.
- Learning Arabic makes you better prepared and more competitive for the job market.
2 Intermediate Language Courses
2 Content Courses
- RELSTY 233: Introduction to Islam
- HIST 248: Early Islamic History
- HIST 249: Modern Middle East History
- HIST 366: The Middle East since 1914
- POLSCI 369: Politics of the Middle East
- POLSCI 404: The Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
- A minimum of two courses at the 300-level or above is required.
- One of the content courses in the department and/or one of the electives can be an independent study that produces a research project focused on the Arab world.
- Honors, Research and Methods, and Special Topics courses related to the Arab world can count as electives toward the minor.
- Students who place out of intermediate level classes substitute a related course approved by the minor advisors or department chair.
- No course fulfilling the requirements for the minor may be taken pass/fail.
- Transfer Course Policy: At least three of the six courses required for the minor must be taken in the UMass Boston Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. A minimum grade of C is required for all transfer credits.
Questions? Contact Director Muhammad Masud at Muhammad.Masud@umb.edu