College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studieswww.kent.edu/mcls
About This Program
The Arabic minor introduces learners to Modern Standard Arabic and other dialects, histories, religions and cultures of Arab societies. Students develop linguistic and cultural competencies through an outcome-based curriculum. In accordance with their interests and career-, social- or academic- goals, students choose from the Arabic language and related courses from other disciplines such as political science, history, geography, business and translation studies.
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:
- Investigate, explain and reflect on Arabic cultures, values and perspectives.
- Interpret, analyze and express opinions about texts and audio-visual materials in Arabic.
- Communicate appropriately in Arabic in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes.
- Exhibit a fundamental understanding of modern Arab societies, language, dialects, histories, religions and cultures.
- Extend their studies of Arabic formally or independently for enjoyment, enrichment and professional advancement.