Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
be elected as a departmental concentration program
division of Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic
Studies (AAPTIS) offers instruction at the introductory
to the advanced level in medieval and modern Arabic, Armenian,
Persian, and Turkish languages and literatures. Courses in the
histories and cultures of select regions represented by these
language groups are also offered as are a wide range of topics
in Islamic studies. The concentrator in AAPTIS can select from
one of five options within the division designed to meet the
special interests of the student: Arabic, Armenian, Persian,
Turkish, or Islamic Studies.
to Concentration. All
Near Eastern Studies concentrators must complete the prerequisite
Peoples of the Middle East.
concentrator in AAPTIS must complete four terms of a single language
or three terms of intensive language training. Fourth-term proficiency
in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, or Turkish satisfies the language
requirement of the College of LS&A. These concentrators must
also select five other courses in the languages, literatures,
linguistics, histories, cultures, and religions most closely
related to their language of choice. Two of the five courses
must be at the 400-level or above. The concentrator must complete
two elective cognate courses outside the division of concentration.
These courses must be approved by the director of undergraduate
studies and the concentration advisor. Students in Islamic Studies
must either concentrate on Arabic (four terms) or complete two
terms of Arabic and two terms of Armenian, Persian, or Turkish
depending on their area of focus.
student should consult with the director of undergraduate studies
and the faculty advisor in selecting the appropriate concentration
program. Please contact the departmental secretary to make an
appointment with the concentration advisor.
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