Arabic - Minor
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
The Arabic minor is designed to develop the four Arabic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The minor trains students how to read, interpret and contextualize texts at various levels. Emphasis is placed on oral communication and the reading of texts of different genres. Students are introduced to Arabic history and culture, including famous writers and historical figures. Students are also expected to engage in authentic texts and write short papers.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Communicate orally in modern standard Arabic.
- Interact with native speakers of Arabic effectively in a daily environment.
|Prerequisite Requirements 1|
|ELEMENTARY ARABIC I|
|ELEMENTARY ARABIC II|
|INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I|
|INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II|
|ARAB 31301||ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I||3|
|ARAB 31302||ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II||3|
|ARAB 41201||ADVANCED ARABIC I||3|
|ARAB 41202||ADVANCED ARABIC II||3|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following:||6|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARABIC CULTURE AND LANGUAGE|
|GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST|
|HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST|
|MIDDLE EAST POLITICS (DIVG)|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||18|
Prerequisites may be satisfied with demonstrated language proficiency.
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).
- Students are strongly encouraged to participate in short-term, semester-long or year-long study programs in an Arabic-speaking country. All efforts will be made to grant appropriate credit for approved courses taken at a university in an Arabic-speaking country.
- Some courses in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies are offered on a rotating basis, and course availability may change at any time. Visit the department's website for course offering projections and advising with course planning.