Major in Arab and Islamic Studies

The Arab and Islamic Studies offers a major as a specialization in the Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) major. The major in Arab and Islamic Studies provides an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to deepen students' understandings of the history, culture, religion, politics, literature, and society of the Arab world. Students may sign up for the major and choose their Arab and Islamic Studies specialization through the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies in 36 Garey Hall. The GIS Chair and the Director of Arab and Islamic Studies will work closely with each student to develop their individual interests, abilities, and career goals while fulfilling the requirements for their major.   

The specific requirements for the major in Arab and Islamic Studies can be found on the GIS website.

Additional Information

The programs and events of the Center are open to students in all colleges. 

The Center organizes lectures, films, conferences, discussions, and other programs for the University and the Greater Philadelphia communities, in addition to hosting occassional academic seminars by talented scholars. Students are also encouraged to participate in study abroad programs.