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In addition to coursework in Arabic language, literature and culture, undergraduate students may also earn a major or minor in Arabic. 

Changes to the requirements for fulfilling the Arabic Major and Minor will go into effect at the start of the 2019/2020 Academic Year. Students who entered OSU prior to the Autumn 2019 semester can choose to fulfill either the old or the new program requirements, in consultation with the NELC Academic Advisor. Students who enroll during or after the Autumn 2019 semester will be required to fulfill the new program requirements.

The previous major and minor program requirements can be seen here: https://nelc.osu.edu/arabic-old-program-requirements


Students with questions about any of NELC's undergraduate programs should contact the departmental undergraduate advisor Tommy Beyl at beyl.1@osu.edu or call (614) 292-8485 to make an appointment.



Arabic Major                 Arabic Minor
 


 

Arabic Major (BA) program requirements (Revised requirements)

A.  Prerequisites (12 credits)

Language coursework - 3 courses/12 units - all 3 of following 3 courses:

         Arabic 1101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I (4)
         Arabic 1102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
         Arabic 1103 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I (4)

B. Language Requirements (18 credits)

Required Arabic Language coursework - 3 courses/15 units - all 3 of following 3 courses:

Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (5)
Arabic 3105 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic III (5)
Arabic 4106 High Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (5)

Elective Arabic Language coursework - 1 courses/3 units - choose 1 of following 3 courses:

Arabic 2111 Colloquial Arabic (3)
Arabic 4108 Advanced Arabic Grammar (3)
Arabic 4120 Arabic Media (3)

C. Arabic Literature and Culture in Translation (3 credits)

Introduction to the field coursework - 1 courses/3 units - choose 1 of following 3 courses:

Arabic 2241 Contemporary Arabic Cultures: Arts, Mass Media, Society (3)
Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

D. Arabic Electives (12 credits)

Arabic Elective coursework - 4 courses/12 units - choose 4 of following courses:
(pick 4 courses 12 credits; In addition to the courses listed, one course may be from any Hebrew, Jewish Studies, NELC,
Persian or Turkish prefix 3000-level or above or an approved elective outside of NELC)

Arabic 2111 Colloquial Arabic I (3)
Arabic 2112 Colloquial Arabic II (3)
Arabic 3301 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World (3)
Arabic 3601 Introduction to Arabic Philosophy (3)
Arabic 3705 A Thousand and One Night: Storytelling in Arabic and World Literature (3)
Arabic 4108 Advanced Arabic Grammar (3)
Arabic 4120 Arabic Media (3)
Arabic 4626 Introduction to the Arabic Qur'an (3)
Arabic 5401 Translation: Theory and Practice (3)
Arabic 5611 History of the Arabic Language (3)
Arabic 5627 Classical Arabic Poetry (3)
Arabic 5628 Classical Arabic Prose (3)
Arabic 5651 Contemporary Arabic Prose Fiction (3)
Arabic 5652 Contemporary Arabic Poetry and Drama (3)
Arabic 5701 The Qur'an in Translation (3)
Arabic 5702 Arabic Folk Narrative in Translation (3)
Arabic 5703 Common Heritage: Biblical Figures in the Qur’an (3)
NELC 4601 Israeli and Palestinian Literature (3)
NELC 5645 Contemporary Issues in the Middle East (3)

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TOTAL:  33 credit hours



Arabic Minor program requirements

[official College of Arts & Sciences requirements articulation also available as PDF]

A. Prerequisites (12 credits)

Language coursework - 3 courses/12 units - all 3 of following 3 courses:

         Arabic 1101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I (4)
         Arabic 1102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
         Arabic 1103 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I (4)

B. Language Requirements (8-10 credits)

Required Arabic Language coursework - 1 course/5 units

Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (5)

Elective Arabic Language coursework - 1 courses/3-5 units - choose 1 of following 3 courses:

Arabic 2111 Colloquial Arabic (3)
Arabic 3105 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic III (5)
Arabic 4120 Arabic Media (3)

C. Arabic Literature and Culture in Translation (3 credits)

Introduction to the field coursework - 1 courses/3 units - choose 1 of following 3 courses:

Arabic 2241 Contemporary Arabic Cultures: Arts, Mass Media, Society (3)
Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

D. Arabic Electives (3-5 credits)

Arabic Elective coursework - 1 courses/3-5 units - choose 1 of following courses:

Arabic 2111 Colloquial Arabic I (3)
Arabic 2112 Colloquial Arabic II (3)
Arabic 3301 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World (3)
Arabic 3601 Introduction to Arabic Philosophy (3)
Arabic 3705 A Thousand and One Night: Storytelling in Arabic and World Literature (3)
Arabic 4106 High Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (5)
Arabic 4108 Advanced Arabic Grammar (3)
Arabic 4120 Arabic Media (3)
Arabic 4626 Introduction to the Arabic Qur'an (3)
Arabic 5401 Translation: Theory and Practice (3)
Arabic 5611 History of the Arabic Language (3)
Arabic 5627 Classical Arabic Poetry (3)
Arabic 5628 Classical Arabic Prose (3)
Arabic 5651 Contemporary Arabic Prose Fiction (3)
Arabic 5652 Contemporary Arabic Poetry and Drama (3)
Arabic 5701 The Qur'an in Translation (3)
Arabic 5702 Arabic Folk Narrative in Translation (3)
Arabic 5703 Common Heritage: Biblical Figures in the Qur’an (3)
NELC 4601 Israeli and Palestinian Literature (3)

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TOTAL:  14-18 credits

Transfer credit hours allowed. No more than one half of the credit hours required on the minor.