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Learn the Arabic Language and Culture

SRU's Minor in Arabic prepares you to interact with native Arabic speakers

Arabic (Minor)

Offered by: Languages, Literatures, Culture and Writing

The Minor in Professional Arabic requires 18 credits total consisting of 6 courses. A minimum grade C is required to advance to the next course.

Why Choose a Minor in Arabic?

From a global perspective, the study of the Arabic language has become increasingly important, and Arabic speakers are in great demand in certain careers. Approximately 350 million people speak Arabic, making it one of the world's most widely spoken languages. It is the official language of over 20 countries, as well as one of the official languages of the United Nations. Moreover, Arabic honors a rich and ancient heritage that is culturally vibrant today.

What Will You Learn?

Students who satisfy the requirements of the minor in Arabic can expect to be able to read, write, communicate orally and interact with native speakers and perform effectively in a daily environment; watch TV and films in Arabic; engage with authentic texts; write short papers in Arabic; and perform all other tasks expected from an Intermediate Level learner.

Careers In Arabic Language and Culture

Arabic Language and Culture classes are designed to meet the needs of criminal justice practitioners, national security, law-enforcement officers, political science, art and humanities education, public policy, international and Middle Eastern business, correctional officers, public and private security personnel, US Army and military science, FBI, government, and for those students seeking employment in a relevant field.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Arabic Club
  • ROTC