The department offers two 30-credit programs in the Modern Standard Arabic Language and Culture: the Minor and the Certificate. The Minor program gives students majoring in another discipline a valid and adequate background in Modern Standard Arabic language and culture studies.
Both programs aim to provide minimum language competency in Modern Standard Arabic and, through the inclusion of courses on culture, literature and topics offered by other departments (history, religion, and political science), a broad overview of Arabic culture. Students with advanced Modern Standard Arabic skills are not eligible for admission to either the Minor or the Certificate program.
Program requirements and course descriptions for the Minor and Certificate programs can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Rasha El Hawari, Lecturer and Coordinator Semitic Languages — Discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and course design.