Arab American Studies is the academic arm of the Center for Arab American Studies, which focuses on scholarship, research, and engagement with the Arab-American community in Dearborn and Metropolitan Detroit.
Faculty in Arab American Studies are actively engaged in research and scholarship on current issues facing Arab Americans as well as Arab American history and culture. As teachers, we seek to help students understand the role of Arabs in American society, the role of America in Arab society, and the vibrant interplay between them.
The Arab American Studies minor requires 15 hours of upper division coursework in Arab American Studies courses. Other disciplines offer courses relevant to the AAST minor. Students will be able to count one such course toward the minor with approval of the AAST faculty advisor by petition. For information about the degree or faculty advising, contact Dr. Sally Howell, Director.
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