Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages

Minor in Arabic (18 Credit Hours)

The Arabic Minor program strengthens students’ communication skills in Arabic and familiarizes students with the rich Arabic literary heritage. It develops skills of fluid expression in formal Arabic and leads to an informed awareness of the Arabic literary tradition.

Arabic Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the AUK Minor in Arabic, the student will be able to:

  • Express complex ideas clearly and fluently in formal Arabic Language
  • Examine Arabic literary texts from diverse cultural periods
  • Evaluate Arabic literary texts within socio-historical contexts

Requirement of the Program

  • At least 9 credit hours must be taken at AUK

Arabic Core Courses (9 credit hours)
To complete a Minor in Arabic, students must complete the following core courses:

ARAB 215

Arab Composition I


ARAB 220

Readings in Arabic Heritage


ARAB 312  

Modern Arabic Literature


In addition, students must complete (in consultation with their academic advisor) 3 other courses (9 credit hours) from the following:

ARAB 205

Survey of Arab-Islamic Civilization



ARAB 221 

Creative Writing



Any ARAB course at the 300-level or higher

All ARABIC courses are listed in the academic catalog as either taught in English or Arabic, except for ARAB 369: Short Course, ARAB 388: Independent Study and ARAB 389: Special Topics. These courses are not listed as taught either in English or Arabic, since the language of instruction may change in any given semester according to the desires of the individual professor.