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 I4
ARAB 2002Intermediate Arabic II4
ARAB 3001Advanced Arabic4
ARAB 3302Media Arabic3
One specialized language course selected from the following:
ARAB 3301Modern Arabic Literature3
ARAB 3311Business Arabic3
One culture or linguistics course selected from the following:
ARAB 3501Arabic and Arab Identity3
ARAB 3502Arab Film and Culture in English3
ARAB 3503Fundamentals of Arabic Linguistics3