Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS) Major

May be elected as a departmental major  

Effective Fall 1997 (name change effective Fall 1998)

The division of Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS) offers instruction at the introductory to the advanced levels 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.

Prerequisite to Major

All Near Eastern Studies majors must complete the prerequisite course AAPTIS 100: Peoples of the Middle East.

Requirements for the major

A concentrator in AAPTIS must complete four terms of a single language. Fourth-term proficiency in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, or Turkish satisfies the language requirement of the College of LS&A. These majors 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 cognate courses outside the division of major. These courses must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies and the department 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.

The student should consult with the Department of Near Eastern Studies director of undergraduate studies and the department advisor in selecting the appropriate major program. Please contact the departmental secretary to make an appointment with the department advisor.


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