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Home The Minors

Minor Programs

 

The Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures currently offers four Minor programs:

For more information on these Minor programs, please read the descriptions below.

 


 

Languages and Literatures (013)

The Minor program in African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures consists of 18-20 credits, which must be completed with a grade of C or better in each course.

Requirements

  • Two (2) courses beyond the elementary (100) level in one of the languages offered by the department;
  • 01:013:201 Crossroads: Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia
  • One (1) of the following three courses, as appropriate to one’s language of study:
    • 01:013:211 Introduction to the Literatures of Africa or
    • 01:013:221 Introduction to the Literatures of the Middle East or
    • 01:013:231 Introduction to the Literatures of South Asia
  • Six (6) elective credits of additional literature, sociolinguistics or linguistics courses at the 300 level or above, offered through AMESALL, by cross-listing through other departments, or with the approval of the Department chair.  

Learning Objectives

The objective of the Minor program in African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures is to provide familiarity with a cross-section of the classical literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, and a broad understanding of the modern literatures of one of the three regions.  Minors will also develop listening, speaking, writing and reading skills in one of the languages of their chosen region of study (Africa, the Middle East, or South Asia) at a proficiency level of Intermediate-Low or higher, based on the guidelines of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

 


 

Arabic (074)

The Minor program in Arabic consists of 22 credits, which must be completed with a grade of C or better in each course.

Requirements

  • 01:013:140 Elementary Arabic I and 01:013:141 Elementary Arabic II
  • 01:013:240 Intermediate Arabic I and 01:013:241 Intermediate Arabic II
  • 01:013:340 Advanced Arabic I and 01:013:341 Advanced Arabic II

Learning Objectives

The objective of the Arabic Minor is to develop listening, speaking, writing and reading skills in Modern Standard Arabic to the Advanced level, as based on the guidelines of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). As the Arabic Minor focuses upon developing skills in Modern Standard Arabic, it is only available to students who have completed the entire track of courses offered in Modern Standard Arabic (that is, it is not available to those students who have demonstrated existing proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and have placed out of the lower levels of the language upon entry to Rutgers).

 


 

Hindi (505)

The Minor program in Hindi consists of 22 credits, which must be completed with a grade of C or better in each course.

Requirements

  • 01:013:160 Elementary Hindi I and 01:013:161 Elementary Hindi II
  • 01:013:260 Intermediate Hindi I and 01:013:261 Intermediate Hindi II
  • 01:013:360 Advanced Hindi I and 01:013:361 Advanced Hindi II

Learning Objectives

The objective of the Hindi Minor is to develop listening, speaking, writing and reading skills in Hindi to the Advanced level, as based on the guidelines of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). As the Hindi Minor focuses upon developing skills in Hindi, it is only available to students who have completed the entire track of courses offered in Hindi (that is, it is not available to those students who have demonstrated existing proficiency in Hindi and have placed out of the lower levels of the language upon entry to Rutgers).

 


 

Swahili (962)

The Minor program in Swahili consists of 22 credits, which must be completed with a grade of C or better in each course.

Requirements

  • 01:013:186 Elementary Swahili I and 01:013:186 Elementary Swahili II
  • 01:013:286 Intermediate Swahili I and 01:013:286 Intermediate Swahili II
  • 01:013:386 Advanced Swahili I and 01:013:386 Advanced Swahili II

Learning Objectives

The objective of the Swahili Minor is to develop listening, speaking, writing and reading skills in Swahili to the Advanced level, as based on the guidelines of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). As the Swahili Minor focuses upon developing skills in Swahili, it is only available to students who have completed the entire track of courses offered in Swahili (that is, it is not available to those students who have demonstrated existing proficiency in Swahili and have placed out of the lower levels of the language upon entry to Rutgers).

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