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Minor Code - U140

The minor in Arabic Studies is an interdisciplinary program recognizing students’ successful completion of coursework focusing on the language, culture, history, politics, and economies of the Middle East.

To be eligible to declare the minor, students must have completed ARBC 203. Students must achieve an overall GPA of at least 2.25 in the coursework applied toward the minor. At least six hours must be taken in residence at WVU.

Core Courses9
Select three of the following:
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic 2
Arabic Conversation 1
Arabic Conversation 2
Advanced Arabic Structure
Readings in Arabic
Literature and Culture3
Select one of the following:
Modern Arabic Literature
Arab Women Writers
Area Electives3
Select one of the following:
Geography of the Middle East
Introduction to World Religions
History and Practice of Islam
An additional ARBC course above ARBC 204, excluding those counted toward the 9 hours of core courses above.
Total Hours15