About the Program


The Arabic program at the Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers course on Arabic language, literature and history. Such courses include beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Arabic language instruction, as well as English language content courses. Several content courses are in the area of Middle East Studies and Islamic Studies.

Minor in Arab Studies:

The Minor in Arab Studies was established in Fall 2012. The Minor is interdisciplinary in nature and is made up of 18 credits. Its goals are:

* To distinguish UH graduates in a competitive and international job market
* To prepare UH graduates interested in pursuing graduate studies
* To help UH graduates become bilingual world citizens
* To foster mutual understanding between the US and the Arab World

Students who have successfully completed the Minor will have taken 9 credits of Arabic instruction, as well as 9 credits of English language content courses, 3 of which may be taken in courses offered outside the department. eg. Art History, English, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, and other departments.

Credit by Examination:

The Arabic program will soon implement credit by examination according in compliance with the standards of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).