Arabic Language Studies

The Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures offers a major and a minor in Arabic. As majors in Arabic, students can expect to gain proficiency in the language, study the area’s literary and cultural landmarks, and gain familiarity with Near Eastern history and civilizations. As majors, students are expected to maintain a B average in all departmental courses. The prerequisites for a major include successful completion of the first two levels of language study or its equivalent and one lower-level foundational course: JNE 210C Introduction to Islamic Civilization.