- Minor in Arabic Language and Literature
- Certificate of Language Ability in Arabic
Department of World Languages and Cultures
19th Floor, 25 Park Place Bldg.
William Nichols, Chair
Program Degree Requirements
Minor in Arabic Language and Literature
Students who wish to minor in Arabic must take 15-18 hours in Arabic language and literature, including at least nine semester hours at the 3000 level or above. Students taking more than 15 hours of courses in the language may count the additional hours toward their electives. No more than 3 hours may be taken in Arabic literature courses taught in English. A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.
Current courses available for the minor include:
- ARBC 1001 Elementary Arabic I (3)
- ARBC 1002 Elementary Arabic II (3)
- ARBC 2001 Intermediate Arabic I (3)
- ARBC 2002 Intermediate Arabic II (3)
- ARBC 3001 Advanced Arabic (3)
- ARBC 3002 Advanced Arabic (3)
- ARBC 4501 Classical Arabic Literature and Culture (3)
- ARBC 4502 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
- ARBC 4999 Directed Readings (1-6)
This minor is not intended for those who are fluent in written and spoken Arabic. Please see a program advisor before signing up for the Arabic minor.
Certificate of Language Ability in Arabic
A strong demand exists by employers for candidates to offer credentials to verify language proficiency in both oral and written communication. The undergraduate Certificate of Language Ability is designed for students to offer tangible proof of their language abilities and makes an ideal complement to other areas of study such as business, international relations, public health, criminal justice, hospitality, and more.
The certificate consists of 12 credit hours at 2000 and 3000 level (minimum of 6 must be at the 3000 level), with a B or higher in the first attempt at each course. Courses retaken using the university Repeat to Replace policy are not counted as first attempts.