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Offerings of the Arabic Program

Arabic Program Requirements

For specific requirements, please refer to the Course Catalog.

Sample Curriculum:

A minor in Arabic requiers a minimum of 20 credit hours including ARB 201 and ARB 202 and 12 credits at the 300 level or above.

The courses below are required. Previously approved upper-division Arabic language, literature, or culture courses through one of our Study Abroad centers can be considered as substitute to these courses, with prior approval by the Arabic Coordinator. The courses ARB 201, ARB 202, ARB 301, and ARB 302 should be substituted with an equivalent level or higher. The ARB 336 (Arabic Cultures) course could be substituted with an upper-division Arabic language, literature, or culture course at the 300 level or above, provided that the language course is different from ARB 301 and ARB 302. The ARB 426 (Structure of Standard Arabic) course could be substituted with an equivalent course or an upper-division Arabic language, literature, or culture course at the 400 level or above.

ARB 201 - Arabic III (offered every fall semester)
ARB 202 - Arabic IV (offered every spring)
ARB 301 - Arabic V (offered every fall semester)
ARB 302 - Arabic VI (offered every spring semester)
ARB 426 - Structure of Standard Arabic (offered once per year)
ARB 336 - Arabic Cultures (offered once per year)

Total Credits Required: 20

Study Abroad Option

Students also have the option of studying abroad through SU Abroad World Partners. For more information, visit the website for each of the following World Partners:

American University in Cairo (Prerequisite: Two semesters of Arabic)
AMIDEAST Arabic Studies: Amman, Jordan (Prerequisite: Three semesters of Arabic)
CET Arabic Studies: Irbid, Jordan (Prerequisite: Two semesters of Arabic)
American University of Beirut
AMIDEAST Arabic Studies: Rabat, Morocco
CET Arabic Studies: Tunis, Tunisia

If you have studied Arabic either formally or informally, lived in an Arabic-speaking country, or grown up in an Arabic-speaking household, you must take a placement exam before being allowed to register for any ARB course. For more information, contact Dr. Rania Habib prior to the beginning of the semester. You must present your student ID to take all language placement tests.