Arabic (Old Program Requirements)

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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 revised major and minor program requirements can be seen here:   https://nelc.osu.edu/CoursesandPrograms/AcademicPrograms/Undergraduate/Arabic

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 (BA) program requirements (previous requirements)

A.  Prerequisites (15 credits)

     1. 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)

     2. Non-language coursework - 1 course/3 units - 1 of following 3 courses
         Arabic 2241 Culture of the Contemporary Arab World (3)
         Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

         Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

B. Language Requirement (15 credits)

all 4 of following 4 courses:
Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
Arabic 3105 Intermediate Literary Arabic Reading I (4)
Arabic 4106 Intermediate Literary Arabic Reading II (4)
Arabic 4108 Advanced Arabic Grammar and Stylistics (3)

C. Translated Arabic Literature/Culture (3 credits)

one of following 6 courses (not otherwise counted as prerequisite in A2, above):
Arabic 2241 Culture of the Contemporary Arab World (3)
Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2705 The Arabian Nights (3)
Arabic 3301 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World (3)
Arabic 3601 Introduction to Arabic Philosophy (3)

D. Electives (18 credits)

6 of following 16 courses, including minimum 2 Arabic language courses, as indicated by * )
Arabic 4111 Colloquial Arabic I (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:  36 credit hours

 


Arabic Minor program requirements

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

A. Prerequisites (15 credits)

1. Language Courses - 12 units/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)

2. Culture Courses - 3 credits/1 course
Arabic 2241 Culture of the Contemporary Arab World (3)
Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

B.      Language Requirement (10 or 12 credits)

[Take one of the following 3 sets of 3 courses]
 
Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
Arabic 3105 Intermediate Literary Arabic Reading I (4)
Arabic 4106 Intermediate Literary Arabic Reading II (4)
                - OR - 
Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
Arabic 4111 Colloquial Arabic I (3)
Arabic 4626 Introduction to the Arabic Qur'an (3)
                - OR - 
Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
Arabic 4120 Arabic Media (3)
Arabic 4111 Colloquial Arabic I (3)
 

C. Translated Arabic Literature/Culture (3 credits) Select ONE

one of following 5 courses (not otherwise counted as prerequisite in A2, above):
Arabic 2241 Culture of the Contemporary Arab World (3)
Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2705 Arabian Nights (3)
Arabic 3301 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World (3)

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TOTAL:  13-15 credits

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