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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150
Fax: 330-672-4009

The Arabic minor is interdisciplinary, providing the foundation in all four language skills. Students become able to have successful conversations and simple debates with natives (mostly in Modern Standard Arabic) on a variety of topics, in addition to growing their aural comprehension skill and writing skills. Moreover, students will be introduced to the history, civilization and culture, with some of its complexity, of the Arab World, including some famous writers, historical figures, poets and singers, and thus, challenge and clarify some of the misconceptions they may have developed. At the completion of the minor, students should have reached an advanced level of oral proficiency.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  ARAB 11101 Elementary Arabic I (5)  
    11102 Elementary Arabic II (5)  
    21201 Intermediate Arabic I (5)  
    21202 Intermediate Arabic II (5)  
Type Course Title Credits
  ARAB 31301 Advanced Intermediate Arabic I 4
    31302 Advanced Intermediate Arabic II 4
    41201 Advanced Arabic I 4
    41202 Advanced Arabic II 4
  Choose two of the following electives: 6
  ARAB 30095 Special Topics (3)  
    41301 Arabic Culture (3)  
    41302 Business Arabic (3)  
  HIST 31126 History of the Middle East (3)  


Students are strongly encouraged to participate in short-term, semester-long or year long study
programs in an Arabic-speaking country. All efforts will be made to grant appropriate credit
for approved courses taken at a university in an Arabic-speaking country.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.