Minor in Arab and Islamic Studies

Please note: If these courses are not available other courses will be substituted with an approval from the director.


MINOR (15 credits)   

1. AIS 4100 Capstone Seminar (1 course, 3 cr.) or the equivalent research seminar from COM, HIS, PSC, or GIS if majoring in that area;  

2. Required courses (2 courses, 6 cr.) from this list: HIS 4041, HIS 4365, PSC 2340,  and THL 5150. Any of these courses not used as a requirement may be counted as an elective;  

3. Electives (2 courses, 6 cr.) must come from a list of approved courses in Arab and Islamic Studies, including additional Arabic language courses and study abroad courses. The list of these approved courses appears every semester on the AIS website. Certain topics courses listed under departments (ARB, COM, GIS, HIS, HUM, PSC, THL, etc.) with significant content relevant to AIS may also qualify as an elective with the permission of the Director of the Arab and Islamic Studies Program  

Arab and Islamic Studies entails an interdisciplinary approach that reflects the complexity of the Arab and Islamic world. The program offers a basic grounding in Arabic language and provides a background for advanced professional studies, as well as careers in government or business in the field.

See the Web site address above for more information.

Additional Information

AIS is committed to student and faculty learning. So the Center organizes lectures, film series, conferences, discussions, and outreach programs for the University and the Greater Philadelphia communities, in addition to hosting academic seminars by well-known scholars.

All Welcomed
These programs are open to students in all colleges. They provide a background for advanced professional studies, for personal enrichment as well as for careers in government or business related to the Arab and Islamic worlds.