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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
March 28, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Arabic Minor

The Minor in Arabic offers the possibility to obtain a working knowledge of the language while presenting students with a cultural understanding of the regions where Arabic is spoken. Arabic could be used as a component of the Honours BA in Languages, as language III or as part of the Mediterranean Studies program.

Arabic Studies Minor (2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar)

The Minor in Arabic Studies consists of 3.0 credits, 2.0 are in the target language (AB101, AB102, AB201, and AB202) and 1.0 credit of courses taught in the English language from the following list:

AR226 - Byzantine and Early Islamic Archaeology
GS422 - Dialogue and Critique in an Age of Terror
HI265 - The Modern Middle East
HI367 - The Middle East and the Cold War
MZ200 - Introduction to Muslim Studies
MZ201/RE213 - Religious Heritage of Islam
NE102 - Myth, Epic and Poetry of the Ancient Near East and Egypt
ML300G - Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Medieval World
RE101 - Religions of the Americas: Asian and Middle Eastern
RE227 - Religions and Cultures of the Middle East
WS307 - Gender and Social Politics in Contemporary Muslim Societies

Arabic Course Offerings for 2014-2015


Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I/> 0.5/>


AB102/> Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II/> 0.5/>


AB201/> Intermediate Arabic I/> 0.5

AB245 Arab Spring: A Cultural Approach/>0.5

For further information, please contact Marjana Bilandzic, Administrative Assistant (