Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Arabic, Minor


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Students in this minor gain proficiencies in Arabic language and an exposure to the Arabic world’s role in the world’s culture and literature.


 

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College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Arabic, Minor


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What Can I Do with a Minor in Arabic?

You choose a minor with your advisor's guidance to complement your major and your personal academic goals. You may be required to complete a minor in a field different than your major.
You may use the same course or courses to satisfy requirements in both a major and a minor as long as at least fifty percent of the units in the minor have a different prefix than the major. You may also use the same course or courses to meet both liberal studies and minor requirements as long as you meet all requirements for the minor.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Arabic, Minor


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Arabic, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 19
Major GPA C
Foreign Language Required

Purpose Statement

Students who satisfy the requirements of the minor in Arabic are expected to have the ability to read and write Arabic texts at the intermediate level and interact effectively in the spoken language.  In addition to language, students are also expected to be familiar with the different cultural nuances in the Arab world in a number of themes, among others, greetings, housing, education, food and dress etiquette. Students who complete the minor are able to write short papers in Arabic, communicate at a level that would be understood by native and non-native speakers of Arabic, locate Arab countries on the map and perform conversational tasks that allow them to function effectively and efficiently in daily life when they communicate with native speakers and/or when they are abroad. Students who complete the Arabic minor have the necessary foundational base to advance their proficiency in the Arabic language, the opportunity to gain intercultural understanding and the ability to better compete in the international market.

Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes are Aligned with Standards for Language Learning created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Upon completing this minor, students will be able to:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Arabic, Minor


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Minor Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Arabic, Minor


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