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Modern Language and Culture - Arabic minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

Yukiko Maru, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-4558,

 This minor has not been converted to semesters. A minor in Modern Language-Arabic is available.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The modern language and culture minor consists of five courses: three language courses beyond Beginning Level I and two culture courses. The minor provides beginning and some intermediate level study of a modern language and appropriate courses in the culture of the nations where that language is most often used. The goal of this minor is to introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (e.g., history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of one particular country or area. Students will become aware of the relationship between language and culture and of the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

Students with some proficiency must see the minor adviser and take the placement test to determine the appropriate level course. This minor is not open to fluent native speakers of Arabic.

0525-400 Beginning Arabic I

Required Courses—A sequence of three from 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

Electives—Choose two of the following culture courses:
0505-487 Art of Islam: The Arabic Tradition
0505-487 Art of Islam: Persian/Turkish/Mughal Traditions
0507-442 Contemporary Middle East
0510-484 Islamic Culture/Middle East