This is the first version of the 2022-23 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in Arabic studies requires a minimum of 16 s.h. earned in Arabic courses (prefix ARAB) considered intermediate (2000 level) or advanced (3000 level). A maximum of 3 s.h. may be taken in approved coursework taught in English. At least 12 s.h. must be taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Required Coursework

Both of these:
ARAB:2001Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I5
ARAB:2002Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II5

Courses Taught in English

Students may apply 3 s.h. of the following approved coursework taught in English toward the minor.

ARAB:2006Transnational Solidarities3
ARAB:2050Topics in Middle East/Muslim World Studies3
ARAB:3005Culture and Resistance: The Modern Middle East3
Related elective (program approval required)3

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Arabic Studies, Minor

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
The undergraduate minor in Arabic studies requires a minimum of 16 s.h. earned in Arabic courses considered intermediate (2000 level) or advanced (3000 level) for the minor.
At least 12 s.h. must be taken at the University of Iowa.
Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor.
Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/non-pass.
A maximum of 3 s.h. may be taken in approved coursework taught in English. a
 Hours0
First Year
Fall
ARAB:1001 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I b, c 5
 Hours5
Spring
ARAB:1002 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II b, c 5
 Hours5
Second Year
Fall
ARAB:2001 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I b 5
 Hours5
Spring
ARAB:2002 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II b 5
 Hours5
Third Year
Fall
ARAB:3011 Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I a 3
 Hours3
Spring
ARAB:3012 Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II a 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours26
a
See General Catalog for approved courses.
b
Language level placement will be determined by placement exam score and/or oral interview. Students who place into the 5th semester level of the language will begin coursework at that level and will not be required to take semesters 1-4 of the language.
c
This course is a prerequisite for the required minor courses.