Languages and Cultures

Academic Minor in Near Eastern
Languages and Cultures

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The academic minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures provides students with the opportunity of gaining fundamental knowledge of Near East civilizations through the study of lower and upper level language and humanities courses in one of the three subjects in the Department of Near Eastern Studies: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS); Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS); and Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS).


Prerequisite to the Academic Minor: ACABS 100/ AAPTIS 100/ HJCS 100/ HISTORY 132, Peoples of the Middle East, and three terms of a Near Eastern Language (Classical Hebrew, Akkadian + Sumerian, Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, Modern Hebrew)

Academic Minor Program: At least 16 credits of courses to be selected from the following two categories:

1. Near Eastern Languages: The fourth term of the Near Eastern language selected for the prerequisite.

2. Near Eastern Culture and Society: At least three courses in the same subject as the language selected for the prerequisite, one of which must be at the 400 or 500 level.