The minor in Arabic Studies is an interdisciplinary program recognizing students’ successful completion of coursework focusing on the language, culture, history, politics, and economies of the Middle East.

The minor requires successful completion of 15 credit hours, 9 of which must be upper-division (300- and 400-level), and 12 of which must be unique (not counted toward another major or minor). Students must achieve an overall GPA of at least 2.25 in the coursework applied toward the minor. At least six hours must be taken in residence at WVU.

Core Courses9
Select three courses from the following:
Arabic Conversation 1
Arabic Conversation 2
Advanced Arabic Structure
Readings in Arabic
Literature and Culture3
One course selected from:
Modern Arabic Literature
Arab Women Writers
Area Electives3
Three hours selected from:
Geography of the Middle East
East Africa to 1895
Introduction to World Religions
History and Practice of Islam
An additional ARBC course above ARBC 204, excluding those counted toward the 9 hours of core courses above.
Total Hours15