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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arab American Studies Minor

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American Cultural Studies Program, University Interdisciplinary Programs

25 credits


The minor in Arab American Studies is an interdisciplinary exploration of Arab American histories, literatures, and cultures. Courses address the historical and current experiences of Arab Americans, exploring themes such as immigration history, political racism, Islamophobia and discrimination, gender and sexuality, media representations, the local and global impacts of war and imperialism on Arab Americans, cultural contributions, and relationships with other racial and ethnic groups.

Why Consider an Arab American Studies Minor?

The Arab American Studies Minor is for students wanting to deepen their engagements, knowledge, and understandings of the most pertinent issues and structures shaping the lives of Arab Americans in this country. The Arab American Studies minor prepares students for excellence in political engagement, social service, advocacy and activism, and leadership in an increasingly complex nation experiencing heightened xenophobia, anti-Arab racism, and Islamophobia.

 Contact Information

Program Advising
Dr. Nada Elia

 Sample Careers

Social services | Teaching | Leadership | Political consulting

 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

To declare a minor in Arab American Studies, please fill out the Student Academic Declaration and Change Form.

Once you fill out form with your information indicating the appropriate minor, route it to Nada Elia, program advisor, by inserting her email ( at the bottom of the form and submitting it for approval.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


Elective Courses (13 credits)

❑ Complete a minimum of 13 credits from the following courses:

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