Students seeking to earn an Islamic Civilization and Societies minor must submit a proposed plan of study to the program Director, listing the courses that will be taken to fulfill the requirements. Students will be expected to consult with the Director at each semester registration period to update their plan of study.

Students must select at least three of the courses from three different Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences departments. At least 15 credits used for the minor cannot be used to fulfill requirements in another major or minor. With the approval of the program, students may share one course between the interdisciplinary minor and their major or another minor. For specific program requirements see the individual program descriptions below.

Requirements for the Islamic Civilization and Societies Minor

  • 18 to 22 credit hours from the approved course list
  • Selected courses must be from three different academic departments
  • Required multidisciplinary foundation course ICSP 1199 (fall semester)
  • Two courses in Arabic or an equivalent language at the intermediate level or above

Requirements for the Arabic Studies Minor

The Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures has approved a minor in Arabic Studies which covers areas of Modern Standard Arabic and Modern Hebrew, Modern Middle Eastern Literature and Cultural History, and Near Eastern Civilizations.

  • Six approved one-semester courses
  • Two in Modern Standard Arabic, above the intermediate level
  • Four in Middle Eastern languages, cultures, literatures and civilizations. May include a language course in Modern (Israeli) Hebrew, courses taught in translation, and Near Eastern Civilizations