Arabic Minor

A minor in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies with an Arabic concentration is available via two options: the language track and the literature track

Option 1: Language Track Requirement: 5 Courses

  • 3-4 language courses, 2 of which at the 300 level or above*
  • 1-2 corresponding literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above.

Option 2: Literature Track Requirement: 5 Courses

  • 2 language courses*
  • 2-3 corresponding literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above. Courses must be taken in AMES. 
  • Students may take 1 at large literature/culture course. Courses must be taken in AMES. 

* NOTE: Elementary level courses (100 level ) may not count toward the major or the minor. Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced level offered by the department may substitute literature/culture courses for language courses.

For additional information, or to schedule a placement test, please contact the Coordinator of the Arabic Language Program Professor Mbaye Lo (mbayelo@duke.edu).

 

Example Course Plan for Students Taking Intermediate-level Arabic

The language track
ARABIC 203—Intermediate Arabic I
ARABIC 204—Intermediate Arabic II
ARABIC 305—Advanced Arabic I
ARABIC 306—Advanced Arabic II
AMES 322—Mystical Literature
AMES 629S—Muslim Networks Across Time and Space

The literature track
ARABIC 203—Intermediate Arabic I
ARABIC 204—Intermediate Arabic II
AMES 322—Mystical Literature
AMES 225—Egypt: Mother of the World
or any other two AMES courses on Arabic literature/culture
and
AMES 311S—Poetic Cinema
or any other AMES course on areas and cultures beyond Arabic