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Arabic studies minor equips you with the skills you need to broaden your
horizons at home and on your global travels.
and cultural knowledge are key to global citizenship. By pursuing a minor in
Arabic studies, you will learn basic conversational skills, Arabic script, and grammatical
structures that you will apply in real-world contexts. Through classroom and
real-world learning opportunities, you will have engaging peer-to-peer
conversations, learn to present in Arabic, and visit local Arab restaurants to
practice ordering food. You will also interview speakers, watch movies and
listen to Arabic music to gain a sense of the diversity of Arabic culture.
upper-level minor courses, you can delve into Arab cinema, women’s history and Arabic
literary tradition. You will gain understanding of the complex stories that
inform today’s quickly shifting political sands.
Arabic studies minor is a great companion to any major, particularly Gannon’s public
service and global affairs, political science, criminal justice, history, health
sciences, and international business programs.
Seniors who have successfully passed
ARABI 111, ARABI 112, ARABI 210 and ARABI 211, as well as two upper-level GLOBL,
political science, history, archeology, women studies or literature courses with
a focus on the Arabic-speaking world qualify for the minor. The total of
credits necessary to complete the Arabic studies minor is 18.
interested in a minor should consult with the global languages and cultures
program director early in their academic career for advice on the sequence of
courses to take. They must also complete an application form for a minor in the
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Martha KosirProfessorProgram DirectorProfessor
Carolyn BaughAssociate Professor
Carlos MamaniAssociate Professor
Linda BrownAdjunct Lecturer
Michael KesickiAdjunct Lecturer
Patrick O'ConnellAdjunct Lecturer
Regina RanneyAdjunct Lecturer
Daniela VassilevaAdjunct Lecturer