OFFICE OF EXTENDED STUDIES (Summer Term, Winter Term, Freshmen Connection, Freshmen First, Pre-College Programs, Professional Programs, Continuing Education Programs)
Appendix D: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY AND PROCEDURES ON THE DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT EDUCATION RECORDS III-6.30(A)
Appendix J: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF ALLEGED ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS GRADING--UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS III-1.20(B)
Appendix M: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY ON THE COLLECTION, USE AND PROTECTION OF ID NUMBERS VI-26.00(A)
Appendix O: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY ON PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE ACTION IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT V-1.00(J)
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)
The minor in Arabic (21 credits) provides a solid grounding in Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic. Students who satisfy the requirements of the minor in Arabic can expect to be able to read and write and communicate orally in Modern Standard Arabic and one of the Arabic dialects at a level that would allow them to interact with native speakers and perform effectively in a daily environment; watch TV and films in Arabic; engage with authentic texts; write short papers in Arabic; and perform other tasks expected from an Advanced Level learner.
The materials used to further language acquisition are culturally rich resources, and students completing the minor will have become familiar with many of the cultural patterns, social issues, historical events, artistic traditions, and elements of daily life of the people whose cultures are rooted in Arabic. Students interested in pursuing the minor in Arabic should contact the undergraduate advisor, who will be responsible for oversight and record keeping.
Students should declare the minor in Arabic at least one year prior to graduation.
Prerequisites (12 credits):
No prerequisites are required for students with equivalent knowledge. Placement testing is mandatory.
Courses required for Minor (21 credits):
All prerequisites imply "or equivalent knowledge."
To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors