Minor in Arabic Studies


Students in class


Students minoring in Arabic complete four core courses as well as two elective courses, chosen from topics including literature and film, business, linguistics and Arab identity.

The Arabic minor teaches students advanced linguistic proficiency and cultural sophistication, useful tools for students not only in the Columbian College but from the Elliott School of International Affairs and the School of Business.


Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 21 credits, including 15 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses. In addition, the student must meet the language prerequisite of ARAB 1001 Beginning Arabic I and ARAB 1002 Beginning Arabic II.

ARAB 2001Intermediate Arabic I
ARAB 2002Intermediate Arabic II
ARAB 3001Advanced Arabic
ARAB 3302Media Arabic
One specialized language course from the following:
ARAB 3301Modern Arabic Literature
ARAB 3311Business Arabic
One culture or linguistics course from the following:
ARAB 3501Arabic and Arab Identity
ARAB 3502Arab Film and Culture in English
ARAB 3503Fundamentals of Arabic Linguistics