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Minor in Middle Eastern Studies
The minor in Middle Eastern studies enables students to design their own course of study in an area of Middle Eastern studies that spans the Arab nations and Islamic civilization. The minor requires students to satisfy the Arabic heritage requirement and complete a course in Arabic language. Along with this, students, in consultation with the minor advisor, design their course of study from a host of courses across the university’s undergraduate catalog.
The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, including at least nine credits in courses at or above the 300 level.
- At least nine credits of the 18 credits required for the minor must be taken in residence at AUS.
- At least six credits of the nine credits at or above the 300 level must be taken in residence at AUS.
- A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be earned in courses completed to satisfy the minor.
Students seeking a minor in Middle Eastern studies must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.
Minor Requirements (6 credits)
Arabic Language Requirement (3 credits)
Students must successfully complete one course as follows:
for native and near-native speakers of Arabic
- ARA 308 Arabic Grammar in Use
- ARA 309 Business Arabic
- ARA 314 Media Arabic
- ARA 404 Working with MSA Texts
for non-native speakers of Arabic
- ARA 106 Elementary Arabic II
- ARA 203 Intermediate Arabic I
- ARA 204 Intermediate Arabic II
- ARA 220 Composition for Non-Native Speakers of Arabic
Arabic Heritage Requirement (3 credits)
Students must successfully complete one course from the following list:
- ARA 101 Introduction to Arabic Heritage I
- ARA 102 Introduction to Arabic Heritage II
- ARA 103 Arabic Music in a Historical Context
Minor Electives (minimum of 12 credits)
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits from at least two of the following tracks. No more than six credits can be taken in any single track and at least nine of the 12 credits must be at the 300 level or above.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.
Tuition fee : AED 96,140 per year
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American University of Sharjah
Founded in 1997, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American liberal arts model. Acclaimed for its academic excellence and multicultural environment, AUS is ranked among the top 10 universities...
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