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Arabic Studies at Tulane

Standard Arabic has an estimated 206 million speakers, while colloquial Arabic is spoken by a total of over 400 million, which makes it the fifth most widely spoken language in the world. Arabic classes at Tulane highlight the richness of Arabic culture and literature, as well as its practical applications in the global political economy.

Minor Requirements

The Arabic minor consists of 5 courses for a minimum of 15 credits, distributed as follows:

Two core courses:

  • ARBC 2030: Intermediate Arabic*
  • ARBC 3150: Advanced Arabic

Three electives from the following list:

  • ARBC 3060: Business Arabic
  • ARBC 3170: Media Arabic
  • ARBC 3220: Introduction to Arabic Literature
  • ARBC 3250: Arab Modern Culture
  • ARBC 3300: Arabic for International Relations and Diplomacy


If a student wishes to complete two or more minors, no courses counting toward the student’s one minor will count toward the student’s other minor(s). Courses taken abroad that the student wishes to count toward the Arabic minor will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

*ARBC 2030 will count toward the minor provided students do not use it to fulfill the SLA language requirement. If students wish to count 2030 toward the SLA language requirement, they will need to take 5 courses beyond 2030.

Links to the Arabic program at Tulane University:

Tulane New Wave
Higher Education Tribune
Tulane Hullabaloo

For more information, please contact:
Bouchaib Gadir at