Arabic - Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2150
mcls@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/mcls


Description

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. At the time of completion of the minor, students are expected to communicate orally in modern standard Arabic and interact with native speakers of Arabic effectively in a daily environment.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled 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 enrolled 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.

 

Minor Requirements

[ARAB]

Prerequisite Requirements 1
ELEMENTARY ARABIC I
ELEMENTARY ARABIC II
INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
Minor Requirements
ARAB 31301ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I 3
ARAB 31302ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II 3
ARAB 41201ADVANCED ARABIC I 3
ARAB 41202ADVANCED ARABIC II 3
Minor Electives, choose from the following:6
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARABIC CULTURE AND LANGUAGE
ARABIC CULTURE
BUSINESS ARABIC
GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
MIDDLE EAST POLITICS (DIVG)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
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Prerequisites may be satisfied with demonstrated language proficiency.

Graduation Requirements 

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • 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).

Program Notes

  • 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.