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

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

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

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

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).