Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Arabic

The minor in Arabic has an emphasis on developing strong language skills: oral communication and the reading of texts. Students are also introduced to important works of Arabic literature and culture. A minor in Arabic can easily and effectively be combined with majors in other disciplines. It is especially valuable in combination with global affairs, international relations, security, journalism, philosophy, and religion.

For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of this catalog.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits beyond the intermediate proficiency level with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Three required courses (9 credits) chosen from:

ARAB 330 - Reading and Conversation I Credits: 3

ARAB 331 - Reading and Conversation II Credits: 3

ARAB 350 - Media Arabic I (Written Media) Credits: 3

ARAB 351 - Media Arabic II (Spoken Media) Credits: 3

ARAB 390 - Translation Methods: Arabic to English Credits: 3

One 400-level language course (3 credits) chosen from:

ARAB 420 - Survey of Arabic Literature Credits: 3

ARAB 430 - Advanced Arabic Grammar Credits: 3

ARAB 440 - Topics in Arabic Religious Thought and Texts Credits: 3

One additional ARAB course (3 credits)

Students choose any 300 or 400-level course taught in Arabic.

One course (3 credits) offered in English chosen from:

ARAB 325 - Major Arab Writers/Stories Credits: 3

ARTH 320 - Art of the Islamic World Credits: 3

GOVT 332 - Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa Credits: 3

GOVT 345 - Islam and Politics Credits: 3

HIST 461 - Arab-Israeli Conflict Credits: 3

HIST 462 - Women in Islamic Society Credits: 3

HIST 465 - The Middle East in the 20th Century Credits: 3

RELI 374 - Islamic Thought Credits: 3

RELI 375 - Qur'an and Hadith Credits: 3

Total: 18 credits

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