Minor in Arabic Studies

Minor in Arabic Studies

Minor in Arabic Studies

Christine Larsen-Britt
Program Advisor
Bunce Hall, Suite 218
856.256.4068
larsen-britt@rowan.edu 

Tarek Mousa
Program Mentor
Bunce Hall 351C
856.256.5848
mousa@rowan.edu

The Arabic Studies Minor may be declared in the Department of World Languages, Bunce Hall 305, with Christine Larsen-Britt (larsen-britt@rowan.edu) in Suite 218, Bunce Hall, at the University Advising Center, Suite 323, Savitz Hall, or at the Registrar’s Office, Suite 121, Savitz Hall. In addition to gaining communicative competence in Arabic, the proposed program allows students to deepen their understanding of Arab culture, society, geography, politics, and history through interdisciplinary coursework. This academic background makes our students more competitive as they search for employment across a wide variety of career fields, including but not limited to work in foreign and public service, international sales and business, humanitarian work, government, politics, and international law. The program consists of 6 courses (18 credits). Students must receive a grade of at least “C-” in all courses for the program. Each of the courses listed below is worth 3 credits.

This 18 s.h. minor is open to all students. A placement interview is strongly recommended for students with previous knowledge of Arabic so that they may begin their Arabic language study at the appropriate level. For placement interview information, please contact Mr. Tarek Mousa at mousa@rowan.edu. Students may earn the credits for any skipped courses via the Authorization for Credit by Examination process and these credits are counted in fulfillment of minor requirements. All courses must be passed with a letter grade of "C-" or better and no courses may be taken P/NC. Students may transfer credits into the Arabic Studies Minor, including from study abroad; students planning to study abroad must meet with their Advisor in order to determine course equivalents.