Arab Crossroads Studies Minor

Students take professor Dris Soulaimani's elementary Arabic class at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

The goal of the minor in Arab Crossroads Studies is to provide students with a strong foundation in the historical, social, and cultural realities of the region. Besides being personally and intellectually enriching, the minor in Arab Crossroads Studies is a useful preparation for the many professions that benefit from a deeper knowledge of the Arab world and surrounding regions, including education, development, journalism, law, public service, diplomacy, politics, and business.

Students pursuing a minor in Arab Crossroads Studies are required to take four courses: Emergence of the Modern Middle East; Anthropology and the Arab World; Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature and Society; and one non-language elective which must be approved in advance by the student’s mentor.