Course Requirements

  • 24-32 credit hours of 200/300 level courses in Arabic Language
  • 20-28 credit hours of Allied Courses from at least three different departments

Students who begin their study of Arabic at DePaul with ARB 202 or higher may substitute a 300-level Arabic elective course for any of the required 200-level courses.

MOL 340, MOL 341, and MOL 342 are specifically designed to help Arabic Studies students better understand the Arabic-speaking world.  Students are highly recommended to take at least two of the three MOL Arabic-related courses that we offer.

Arabic Studies Allied Course List

Anthropology

Art and Architecture, History of

Geography

History

International Studies

Islamic World Studies

Modern Languages

Philosophy

Political Science

Religious Studies

Sociology

Women's and Gender Studies

Open Electives 

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.​

INT 320

WEST AND SOUTH ASIAN AREA STUDIES I

A general interdisciplinary survey of the social, political, and economic institutions, and the cultural history of selected regions within West or South Asia.

INT 321

WEST AND SOUTH ASIAN AREA STUDIES II

A continuation of the survey of institutions and cultural history described in 320.

LSP 111

EXPLORE CHICAGO

Explore Chicago courses acquaint first-year DePaul students with the metropolitan community, its neighborhoods, cultures, people, institutions, organizations, and issues. Students also learn about university life, resources, and strategies for how to achive academically. Learning is accomplished through a variety of means, but particularly through lecture, discussion, guest lecturers, first-hand observation, active participation, personal discovery, and reflection. Topics for Explore Chicago courses vary and students select one of interest, and then investigate the subject area using Chicago as a backdrop of inquiry. First-year students must register for either LSP 110 or LSP 111 . Students will receive credit for only one section of LSP 110, (Discover Chicago) or LSP 111, (Explore Chicago). Students who received credit for LSP 110 cannot receive credit for LSP 111. Courses offered during the autumn quarter and available to first-year students only. Formerly ISP 102.

LSP 112

FOCAL POINT SEMINAR

Focal Point Seminars provide first-year DePaul students with the opportunity to learn how to closely examine a single topic, such as: a well-known person, place, event, issue, or text. Students discover the complexity of a subject by studying it from the perspectives of multiple disciplines and different fields of inquiry, and by reading and extensively writing about it. Because the class is a seminar, students also debate the topic through lively class discussions. Topics for Focal Point Seminars vary, and students have the opportunity to select a seminar that piques their curiosity, and connects with intellectual goals and interests. Students will receive credit for only one section of LSP 112, Focal Point Seminar. Courses available to first-year students only. Formerly ISP 101.
Prerequisites:
WRD 103 or HON 100 is a prerequisite for this class.

LSP 200

SEMINAR ON MULTICULTURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES

This course provides the opportunity for students to learn about some dimension of multiculturalism relevant to the United States, as considered in the context of the global community. Multiculturalism includes questions of ethnicity, race, class, gender, language, religion, and sexual orientation. Courses pay attention to the history of multiculturalism; examine the experiences and perspectives of at least three distinct cultural groups; develop a critical perspective about meanings of multiculturalism; and investigate the historical roots of inequalities related to differences in class, ethnicity, gender, age, language, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. Topics of seminars vary and students select a course that interests them. Students can complete only one course numbered LSP 200. Formerly ISP 200.
Prerequisites:
At least Sophomore Standing is a prerequisite for this course.