The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University offers two minors in Arabic.
Requirements vary somewhat from one WMU undergraduate catalog to the next. No student may graduate under a catalog that is more than 10 years old.
Only courses in which a grade of "C" or better is obtained will be counted toward an Arabic minor.
We encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Mustafa Mughazy if you have any questions about your Arabic studies. As a minor, you are encouraged to meet each semester with your advisor of Arabic as well as your curriculum advisor, typically in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Education and Human Development.
Follow the placement guidelines to determine an appropriate course for your language studies.
Courses in English about Arabic language and culture:
- Life and Culture of the Arabs (ARAB 2750)
- Foreign Literature in English Translation: Views of Humanity (LANG 3750)
Arabic online links to full instructional units on Arabic and Egyptian cultures offering authentic texts and audio/video excerpts with self-graded comprehension questions. The materials are free to use and no registration is needed.
The department offers a study abroad program for Arabic studies. If you desire to earn Arabic credits through participation in a study abroad program contact Dr. Mustafa Mughazy. A program must be approved before it is undertaken.