The minor 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.
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.
Total credits: 18
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|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|Reading and Conversation I|
|Reading and Conversation II|
|Media Arabic I (Written Media)|
|Media Arabic II (Spoken Media) (Mason Core)|
|Translation Methods: Arabic to English|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Survey of Arabic Literature|
|Advanced Arabic Grammar|
|Topics in Arabic Religious Thought and Texts (Mason Core)|
|Select one additional ARAB course (3 credits) from any 300 or 400-level course taught in Arabic||3|
|Select one course in English from the following:||3|
|Major Arab Writers/Stories (Mason Core)|
|Art of the Islamic World (Mason Core)|
|Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa|
|Islam and Politics|
|Women in Islamic Society (Mason Core)|
|The Middle East in the 20th Century|
|Islamic Thought (Mason Core)|
|Qur'an and Hadith|