Minor in Arabic

Required Courses

Six courses with a grade of C or higher. With advisor’s approval, students may include up to three transfer courses from other colleges, universities, or non-BU study abroad programs. At least three courses must be taken on the Charles River Campus. Internships taken through Boston University or other study abroad programs may not be credited toward the minor offered in Arabic.

  1. CAS LY 303 and LY 304 (unless equivalent proficiency is shown, in which case advisor will determine substitute courses).
  2. One or two additional Arabic language courses numbered CAS LY 214 or above (may include LY 572; may include LY 350 if not also counted for literature).
  3. One or two of the following literature and culture courses: CAS XL 223, LY 284, LY 341, LY 350, LY 441, LY 470, LY 471, XL 540.
  4. At most, one related non-LY CAS course to be approved by the minor advisor. This non-LY course should focus substantially on a relevant second language (e.g., Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, French, or an African language), on linguistics (with an LX number), or on the art, religion, history, politics, etc. of the Arab world.