The Minor in Arabic, which is offered by the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies, emphasizes language study while also recognizing the importance of learning about areas of the world where Arabic is spoken through work in fields such as literature, history, anthropology and religion. This program will be of particular use to students interested in careers in education, business, government or other professions where Arabic language proficiency is important.

The minor requires a minimum of three Arabic language courses and three specified content courses. A minimum grade of C- must be earned in all courses used for the minor. Students who place out of one or more Arabic language courses must replace those requirements with electives approved by their Arabic faculty advisor.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


ARBC 2002Arabic Intermediate II3
ARBC 3001Arabic Advanced I3
ARBC 3002Arabic Advanced II3
Select two of the following: 16
Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
Contemporary Arab Society in Film (in Translation)
World Society in Literature & Film
Elective - Select in consultation with the Arabic faculty advisor.3
Total Credit Hours18

With advisor approval, one elective may be selected from other courses in Arabic or another department with an exclusive focus on Arabic culture, literature, and/or film.