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Modern Language and Culture - Arabic Concentration

Semester Requirements

Yukiko Maru, Concentration Adviser
(585) 475-4558, yxmgsl@rit.edu

This concentration will introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature) of one particular country or area. Students will choose two consecutive language courses beyond the introductory prerequisite language course, as well as one related liberal arts culture course. The goal of this concentration is to raise students’ awareness of the relationship between language and culture and the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

It is important to note that two out of the three required courses must be taken at RIT. Only one course may be transferred in, if necessary.

Students may not skip or go back to the lower level in the language course sequence. Students with some proficiency in the intended concentration should contact the concentration adviser to take a placement test prior to registration for the first course of the sequence at RIT. These concentrations are closed to native speakers. Evening students may not declare these concentrations.

Prerequisite: Beginning Arabic I (0525-400) or equivalent.

Required CoursesChoose two of the following:
0525-401 Beginning Arabic II
0525-402 Beginning Arabic III
0525-403 Intermediate Arabic I
0525-404 Intermediate Arabic II
0525-405 Intermediate Arabic III
0525-406 Advanced Arabic I
0525-407 Advanced Arabic II
0525-408 Advanced Arabic III

ElectivesChoose one of the following:
0505-487 Special Topics: Art of Islam: Persian/Turkish/Mughal Traditions
0505-487 Special Topics: Art of Islam: Arabic Tradition
0510-484 Islamic Culture/Middle East