Arabic Language & Cultural Studies Minor
Coordinator: Barbara Romaine, M.A.
Office Location: 36 Garey Hall
Telephone: (610) 519-6302
The Arabic Language and Cultural Studies program offers Arabic language and linguistic study, and classical and modern literature and cultural study. Arabic is the language of a rich culture and civilization dating back many centuries; it is also the language of Islam and the Quran. This culture has produced such figures as Averroes, the medieval Aristotelian philosopher, Ibn Khaldun, the first social historian, and the modern poet Khalil Gibran. Between the 8th and 15th centuries the volume of literary, scholarly, and scientific book production in Arabic and the level of urban literacy among readers of Arabic were greater than any the world had even known until that time.
The program represents a cutting-edge intellectual experience that provides its minors with an advantage in critiquing, understanding, and navigating the global landscape.
MINOR (28 credits)
Students can earn a minor in Arabic Language and Cultural Studies with six courses, listed below.