A maximum of two 400-level courses may be taken as part of the M.A. program. 300 and 400 level courses may be taken at the 500 level in which case extra readings and research will be required of the graduate student. See below:
Subject to departmental approval, up to two courses may be taken outside the area of specialization.
Courses on 19th - 20th century Middle Eastern history are taught by the Department of History.
To be eligible for the master of arts degree in Arabic Studies the student must reach an acceptable level of proficiency in advanced literary Arabic as established by examinations. The student whose degree concentration is Arabic language and literature is expected to go beyond this minimum requirement. The student whose degree concentration is Islamic Art & Architecture is expected to attain the equivalence of ALNG 201 by test. To be eligible for the degree of master of arts in Arabic studies, the student must also demonstrate through examination a reading knowledge of at least one major language other than English, preferably French or German. If the student’s research can be performed successfully without knowledge of a third language, the department may exempt the student from this requirement.
A thesis is required in all three branches of the master of arts in Arabic studies. The thesis must be written in English and submitted in accordance with university regulations.