Undergraduate Course Catalog 2011-2012
ARABIC LANGUAGE AND CULTURE/MINOR
Minor Credit Hours: 18
Both recent and anticipated geopolitical realities make clear the need for more graduates to be familiar with the Middle East, its cultures, and at least one of its languages. This minor provides students with a foundation for pursuing the growing field of Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies and a global awareness applicable to work in the arts, business, education, government, law, and medicine. Heritage speakers must consult the Director of the Foreign Language Program when selecting language courses for this minor. Arabic Language and Culture minors are encouraged to pursue a second minor in Ethnic and Cultural Studies.
I. Required Language Courses (9)
21-107 First Year Arabic 1 (3)
21-191 First Year Language in Location 1 (3)
21-108 First Year Arabic 2 (3)
21-192 First Year Language in Location 2 (3)
21-208 Second Year Arabic 1 (3)
21-291 Second Year Language in Location 1 (3)
06-314 Linguistics (3)
II. Elective Culture Courses (9)
Choose three courses from at least two different departments. Topics courses and seminars must be related to Middle East / Arabic studies.
06-220 Topics in Literature (3)
06-334 Non-Western Literature (3)
09-353 The Middle East in History (3)
09-390 Topics in History (3)
10-350 Intercultural Communication (3)
18-321 Comparative Government (3)
18-331 International Relations (3)
18-337 International Topics (3)
18-368 Non-Western Political Thought (3)
19-298 Christianity and World Religions (3)
20-492 Special Topics in Sociology (3)
21-120 International Experience Seminar (1)
21-209 Second Year Arabic 2 (3)
21-292 Second Year Language in Location 2 (3)
26-285 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3)
III. At least 2 courses in the minor must be at the 300 or 400 level.
IV. Arabic Language and Culture minors are encouraged to double minor in Ethnic and Cultural Studies.
Consult the Chair of Sociology. Double minors may complete the Ethnic and Cultural Studies minor by taking the following courses:
20-100 Principles of Sociology (3)
20-290 Cultural Diversity and Intergroup Relations (3)
Ethnic and Cultural Electives (15)
Choose, with the advice and consent of the director of the Ethnic and Cultural Studies Program, 15 credit hours in significant ethnic and cultural electives, preferably in Middle East- and /or Arabic-related courses not duplicated among courses listed above. Two courses (6 credits) must be at the 300 or 400 level.