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Minor in Arabic Language

Credit: Joe McGrann

Studying Arabic and learning about the Arabic-speaking world is of increasing importance in the 21st century.  A minor in Arabic language at American University becomes an official part of your university transcript and complements any major field.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 24 credit hours with grades of C or better
  • 12 of the 24 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above
  • At least 12 credit hours must be unique to the minor
  • Advanced students may earn an Arabic language minor by completing 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above
  • Transfer and study abroad credits are acceptable; 9 of the credits must be earned at AU
  • To officially declare minor in Arabic language, fill out the Declare a Minor Form

 

TYPICAL COURSE OFFERINGS

ARAB-102 & 103: Elementary Arabic I & II


ARAB-202 & 203: Intermediate Arabic I & II

 

ARAB-302 & 303: Advanced Arabic I & II


ARAB-425: Arabic-Islamic Culture and Civilization

ARAB-426: Special Topics in Arabic

  • ARAB-426-001 Media Arabic
  • ARAB-426-002 The Arabian Nights

 

Not a beginner?  Students who enter with previous background can select other courses in consultation with Professor Berg.

Need a change of scenery?  Many students take Arabic courses while studying abroad in Egypt, Jordan, or Morocco.  Contact AU Abroad for more information.

For More Information

Director:
Prof. Erez Naaman
202-885-2468
McCabe, Room 207
naaman@american.edu 

 

General Program Info:
Prof. George Berg
202-885-2382
Jack Child, Room B7
berg@american.edu

 

Minor in Arabic Language
Courtney Pollack
202-885-1452
McCabe, Room 212
pollack@american.edu

 

AU Abroad Arabic / Middle East Programs
Kelly Jo Bahry
202-885-1326
bahry@american.edu

 

Connect!
American University Arabic Club

 

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