Departments & Programs
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures offers a minor in six different tracks: Arabic, Kurdish, Persian, Turkish, Islamic Studies, and Near Eastern Civilization.
15 credit hours are required for each minor track in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. The minor is to be completed with a minimum average grade of C+.
- 9 credit hours must be taken in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures or relevant courses in affiliated departments on the Bloomington campus. Up to 6 credit hours of transfer or foreign-study credits can be accepted for a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, with the approval of the undergraduate advisor. Critical Approaches to the Arts and Sciences courses taught by NELC faculty can count toward the minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
- For the minor tracks in Arabic, Kurdish, Persian, and Turkish, two courses are required in the appropriate language. Note: This requirement cannot be satisfied through testing. For complete information regarding credit in beginning foreign language courses, consult the "Foreign Language" section of this Bulletin. In addition, at least 3 credit hours are required in a course related in content to the student's primary language of study but not a language course per se.
- For the minor tracks in Islamic studies and Near Eastern civilization, students will take 15 credit hours, selected from the broad array of departmental courses.
Each student's course work must be approved by the department's undergraduate advisor.