Arabic Language and Culture / Minor

Minor Credit Hours: 18

Recent and anticipated geopolitical realities make clear the need for more graduates to be familiar with the Middle East, its cultures, and at least one of its languages. This minor provides students with a foundation for pursuing the growing field of Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies and a global awareness applicable to work in the arts, business, education, government, law, and medicine. Heritage speakers must consult the Director of the Foreign Language Program when selecting language courses for this minor. Arabic Language and Culture minors are encouraged to pursue a second minor in Ethnic and Cultural Studies. Consult the Program Director of the Ethnic and Cultural Studies minor. Two upper-division courses and three additional credit hours in a Foreign Language minor may not be applied to another minor or any major offered at Lewis University.

Degree Requirements

Minor: ARBC

I. Required Language Courses (9)

FLAN-10700First-Year Arabic 1

3

-OR

FLAN-19100First-Year Language in Location 1

3

FLAN-10800First-Year Arabic 2

3

-OR

FLAN-19200First-Year Language in Location 2

3

FLAN-20800Second-Year Arabic 1

3

-OR

FLAN-29100Second-Year Language in Location 1

3

-OR

ENGL-31400Linguistics

3

II. Elective Culture Courses (9)

Choose three courses from at least two different departments. Topics courses and seminars must be related to Middle East / Arabic studies.
ENGL-22000Topics in Literature

3

ENGL-33400Non-Western Literature

3

HIST-35300The Middle East in History

3

HIST-39000Topics in History

3

COMM-35000Intercultural Communication

3

POLS-32100Comparative Government

3

POLS-33100International Relations

3

POLS-33700International Topics

3

POLS-36800Non-Western Political Thought

3

THEO-29800Christianity and World Religions

3

SOCI-49200Special Topics in Sociology

3

FLAN-12000International Experience Seminar

1

FLAN-20900Second-Year Arabic 2

3

FLAN-21600Foreign Language Workshop

1

FLAN-29200Second-Year Language in Location 2

3

FLAN-30000Topics in a Foreign Language

3

PSYC-28500Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

III. At least two courses in the minor must be at the 30000 or 40000 level.