Department of Modern Languages

Minor in Arabic

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Why Choose Arabic?

Studying one of the modern languages at Wright State will help you improve your ability to read, write, and speak in another language, study how that language is used in a social context, and become a more enlightened citizen. You will also learn about the history, politics, culture, media, and literature of your chosen country and study their economic and educational systems.

New technologies have increased global opportunities, and studying a modern language prepares you to work with people all over the world. Government and non-governmental agencies have discovered a critical need for college graduates with foreign language skills.

If the idea of studying abroad excites you, no other degree field offers as many opportunities for you to immerse yourself in a different culture while improving your language skills.

Careers

Knowledge of a foreign language can prove quite valuable when seeking employment in a global economy. Your awareness of foreign cultures and language and communication skills could be an asset to any business—especially one that trades internationally. Some possible career options for those with a modern language degree include:

  • Broadcast journalist
  • Business (finance, marketing, advertising, sales)
  • Concierge
  • Detective
  • Diplomat
  • Event management
  • International aid/development worker
  • Interpreter
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Public relations
  • Subtitles and voice-overs
  • Teacher
  • Tour manager
  • Translator

Real-World Experience

Wright State has many opportunities for earning credits while living or traveling abroad. Consult the modern languages website's study abroad page, University Center for International Education (UCIE) Study Abroad website or faculty in the relevant language for study abroad opportunities.

You may also gain valuable service experience by serving as an officer of the Arabic Club. You will plan, advertise, and direct club events and activities with the help of an advisor.

Success Stories

As part of her Newman Civic Fellowship, Stephanie Patino-Garfias has worked with refugees to help them understand their legal rights.
Khaled Jaber, a liberal studies major who grew up in Jordan, will intern at Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley to support refugee families in the area.

Academics and Curriculum

View Minor in Arabic program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Minor in Arabic requirements check sheet (PDF)

Arabic course descriptions

Admission

If you are a current student go to the WINGS Express Major/Minor change request form or talk to your advisor about adding a minor.

Faculty

Joshua Mabra, Ph.D.

Department:
Modern Languages
Title:
Associate Professor
Address:
Millett Hall 224, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

 


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