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Arabic Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150

The Arabic minor is interdisciplinary, providing the foundation in all four language skills. Students become able to have successful conversations and simple debates with natives (mostly in Modern Standard Arabic) on a variety of topics, in addition to growing their aural comprehension skill and writing skills. Moreover, students will be introduced to the history, civilization and culture, with some of its complexity, of the Arab World, including some famous writers, historical figures, poets and singers, and thus, challenge and clarify some of the misconceptions they may have developed. At the completion of the minor, students should have reached an advanced level of oral proficiency.

Course Title Credits
ARAB 11101 Elementary Arabic I 5
11102 Elementary Arabic II 5
21201 Intermediate Arabic I 5
21202 Intermediate Arabic II 5
Course Title Credits
ARAB 31301 Advanced Intermediate Arabic I 4
31302 Advanced Intermediate Arabic II 4
41201 Advanced Arabic I 4
41202 Advanced Arabic II 4
Electives: choose any two of the following 6
ARAB 30095 Special Topics (3)  
41301 Arabic Culture (3)  
41302 Business Arabic (3)  
HIST  31126 History of the Middle East (3)  

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in short-term, semester-long or year long study
programs in an Arabic-speaking country. All efforts will be made to grant appropriate credit
for approved courses taken at a university in an Arabic-speaking country.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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