Arabic Minor

Coordinator: Mazooz Sehwail

The 18 credit Arabic minor focuses on Arabic language acquisition with some opportunity to also explore the history and cultures of Arabic-speaking countries through a variety of interdisciplinary course offerings taught primarily in English.

Program Requirements

Select either Track A: Arabic Language or Track B: Arabic Studies below for a total of 18 semester hours.

Track A: Arabic Language

Complete 6 classes for 18 semester hours.18
Beginning Arabic I
Beginning Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Advanced Arabic I
Advanced Arabic II
Arab Americans: Before and After 9/11
The Arab World and Religion
Introduction to Arab Culture
Spoken Arabic
Twentieth-Century Arabic Literature
Media Arabic
Arabic Writing I
Business Arabic
Arabic Reading I
Arabic Grammar I
Advanced Spoken Arabic
Arabic Study Abroad
Arabic Writing II
Quranic/Classical Arabic
Translation I: Arabic-English-Arabic
Independent Study in Arabic Language
Total Credits18

Track B: Arabic Studies

Required Core Course
ARAB 193Introduction to Arab Culture3
or ARIN 193 Introduction to Arab Culture
Interdisciplinary Electives
Complete 15 semester hours from any of the following courses. You are strongly encouraged to take up to 6 semester hours (but no more than 6) in the Arabic language (a course designated with an alpha code of ARAB).15
Cultures of the Middle East
Beginning Arabic I
Beginning Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Advanced Arabic I
Advanced Arabic II
Arab Americans: Before and After 9/11
Arab Americans: Before and After 9/11
The Arab World and Religion
The Arab World and Religion
Spoken Arabic
Twentieth-Century Arabic Literature
Media Arabic
Arabic Writing I
Business Arabic
Advanced Spoken Arabic
Arabic Study Abroad
Arabic Writing II
Quranic/Classical Arabic
Independent Study in Arabic Language
Topics in Global Art Cultures
Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture
Geography of the Middle East
Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa
Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Politics, Society, and Cinema in the Modern Middle East
Women in the Muslim World: A History of Representations
Government and Politics of the Middle East
Islamic Religious Traditions
Jihad, Just War and the Prospect of Peace
Total Credits18