The Arabic minor focuses on two specific outcomes: developing students’ linguistic proficiency and broadening their insights into Arab cultures so that students may engage in meaningful interactions with Arabic speakers throughout the world. The communication skills and transcultural awareness that students develop throughout the course of the minor prepare them for a wide range of opportunities and experiences, both in and beyond the classroom.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
Students will be required to take a total of five classes. These classes may include courses and language classes at or above the intermediate level in Dialogues of Civilization at Northeastern University. A maximum of two courses of transfer credits, including transferable courses taken abroad, may count toward the five classes in the minor.
Required Culture Course
|Introduction to Languages, Literature, and Culture|
or ARAB 3101
|Advanced Arabic 1|
Required Language Courses
Students may replace one or both of the following courses with electives if they successfully complete the language exam in the World Languages Center. See the electives list for options.
|ARAB 2101||Intermediate Arabic 1||4|
|ARAB 2102||Intermediate Arabic 2||4|
Please consult with the coordinator of the Arabic minor for specific course availability.
|Advanced Arabic 1 (If not used for other requirements)|
|Introduction to Arabic Culture|
|Cultural Engagement Abroad|
|Introduction to Middle Eastern History|
|Modern Middle East|
|Middle East Studies|
|America and the Middle East|
|Islam: Rituals, Traditions, and Debates|
|Government and Politics in the Middle East|
2.000 GPA required in the minor