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

109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150

The minor in Arabic is designed to develop the four Arabic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The minor trains students how to read, interpret, and contextualize texts at various levels. Emphasis is placed on oral communication and the reading of texts of different genres. Students are introduced to Arabic history and culture, including famous writers and historical figures. Students are also expected to engage in authentic texts and write short papers. At the time of completion of the minor, students are expected to communicate orally in modern standard Arabic and interact with native speakers of Arabic effectively in a daily environment.


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  ARAB 11101 Elementary Arabic I (4)    
  ARAB 11102 Elementary Arabic II (4)    
  ARAB 21201 Intermediate Arabic I (3)    
  ARAB 21202 Intermediate Arabic II (3)    
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  ARAB 31301 Advanced Intermediate Arabic I 3  
  ARAB 31302 Advanced Intermediate Arabic II 3  
  ARAB 41201 Advanced Arabic I 3  
  ARAB 41202 Advanced Arabic II 3  
  Electives, choose two from the following: 6  
  ARAB 30095 Special Topics in Arabic Culture and Language (3)    
  ARAB 41301 Arabic Culture (3)    
  ARAB 41302 Business Arabic (3)    
  GEOG 37045 Geography of the Middle East (3)    
  HIST 31126 History of the Middle East (3)    
DG POL 30560 Middle East Politics (3)    

Notes: Prerequisites may be satisfied by demonstrated language proficiency.

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.

Special Department Note: Some courses in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages are offered on a rotating basis. Rotations and course availability may change at any time. Please see the Department's course offering projections and advising information for assistance with course planning. 

Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).