2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arabic Minor

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Program Description:

A minor in a foreign language greatly enhances a student’s career prospects.  For the minor in Arabic, students are encouraged to participate in an Ambassador Program abroad to an Arabic-speaking country.

Admission Requirements:

Students wishing to be admitted to the Arabic Minor must:

a. Have been admitted to a major subject
b. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better or a 3.0 GPA in Arabic courses.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to understand, speak, read and write Modern Standard Arabic at an “Intermediate Mid” level as defined by the proficiency criteria of the America Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
  • Understand and respect cultural differences leading to effective interaction within an Arabic-speaking society and in any culturally complex situation.
  • Have a foundation in one of more of the following areas: geography, history and literary tradition of the Arabic-speaking world.
  • Understand the impact Arabic cultures and linguistics have had and continue to have on other cultures.
  • Develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

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Program Requirements:

Only courses with a grade of P (Pass/No Credit courses), or a grade of C or better (ABCDF courses) may be applied to the minor.

3000- and 4000-level courses: 9 Hours

Choose three (3) courses from the following 3-credit hour language courses:

Total: 18 Hours

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