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The Islamic and Arabic Studies major and minor are administered by the faculty of the Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies. Faculty are drawn from a variety of different academic disciplines and connected by their research and teaching on understanding of the religions, languages, cultures, economies, politics, and histories of Muslim-majority societies and their diasporas.
Core Faculty: Ahmet Kuru: Political Science (Director), Hisham Foad: Economics (Advisor), Farid-Abdel Nour: Political Science, Mounah Abdel-Samad: Public Administration, Zamira Abman: History and Comparative International Studies, Amira Jarmakani: Women’s Studies, Ranin Kazemi: History, Dris Soulaimani: Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
Affiliated Faculty: Anne Donadey: European Studies, Youniss el Cheddadi: Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages, Roberto Hernandez: Chicano and Chicana Studies, Ghassan Zakaria: Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
The Islamic and Arabic Studies major is a multidisciplinary program that is designed to enable students to achieve fuller understanding and deeper insight and appreciation of non-western cultures. Students who specialize in Islamic Studies choose from specific courses in Arabic, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Women’s Studies. Students who wish to specialize in Arabic Studies must also choose from specific courses in Arabic, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Women’s Studies as indicated.
All College of Arts and Letters majors are urged to consult with their department adviser as soon as possible; they are required to meet with their department adviser within the first two semesters after declaration or change of major.