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2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Arabic and Islamic Studies Minor

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Department of Global Humanities and Religions, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

28-30 credits


The Minor in Arabic and Islamic Studies provides intermediate instruction in Arabic, an introduction to the history of Islamic civilization, and upper division electives from several academic departments.

For advising or more information regarding the minor, contact the Program Advisor or the Global Humanities and Religions Department Office.

Why Consider an Arabic and Islamic Studies Minor?

This gives excellent background and linguistic skills to apply to an increasingly important part of the world community.

 Contact Information

Minor Advisor
Jonathan Miran
Bond Hall 166

Academic Department Manager
Maureen Christman
Bond Hall 152

 Sample Careers

Attorney | Teacher | Professor | Librarian | Writer | Business Administrator | Historian | Non-Profit Organization Administrator | Congressional Aide | Research Assistant | Editor | Lobbyist

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Contact the Minor Advisor (Prof. Jonathan Miran) as soon as possible. There are no prerequisites for declaring the minor. 

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.  A GPA of 2.5 or above is required in the Arabic courses.


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