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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Arabic Language Minor

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (ARAB)

Modern Arabic is a crucially important world language. The minor in Arabic is intended to provide students with a good working knowledge of modern Arabic language, cultures, and societies, in order to broaden students' horizons and sharpen their awareness and abilities in internationalism and globalization.  Students undertake three years of language study (or equivalent); education abroad can be included.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


ARAB 1(4), ARAB 2(4) , ARAB 3(4) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 3 credits from ARAB 110 IL(3), ARAB 197(1-9), ARAB 199 IL(1 -12), ARAB 296(1-18), ARAB 297(1 -9), ARAB 299 IL(1-12) , ARAB 397(1-9), or ARAB 399 IL(1-12) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits from ARAB 401 IL(3) , ARAB 402 IL(3), ARAB 494(1-12), ARAB 496(1-18), ARAB 497(1-9), or ARAB 499 IL(1-12) (Sem: 5-8)

* Because this minor focuses on developing language proficiency in modern Arabic, special topics courses in English or other courses taught in English do not satisfy this requirement.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-05-115

Review Date: 02/22/2011


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