Arabic Language


You can pursue a minor in Arabic, Persian, Turkish or Urdu through the Islamic Studies Institute. Whichever language you choose, you’ll receive comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

You can enter the minor in Arabic Language no matter what your level of experience is with the language. If you have no prior knowledge of Arabic, you’ll start with introductory courses that teach you how to understand and communicate at a basic level.

As your skills develop, you’ll be introduced to increasingly complex texts, and can start exploring culturally significant Arabic media.


If you’re looking to major in Islamic Studies, this minor can round out your degree and help you when it comes time to enter the workforce. No matter what your aspirations are, knowing how to speak multiple languages is a great asset for your career or future study.

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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