Feb 28, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Arabic Minor*

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 As the native language of over 280 million people, one of the six working languages in the United Nations and one of the thirteen critical languages identified by the Department of State, Arabic is a language for which there is a great demand. Not only is this language critical for the U.S. government, it is also critical for the SDA Church. The recently reorganized Greater Middle East Union now reports directly to the General Conference as part of a renewed focus on this region of the world. Therefore, the SDA Church is in need of a group of people who are proficient in this language. The acceptance of the Arabic program and MEU as a member of the ACA Consortium is in keeping with the mission of the SDA World Church. Both were accepted and voted in March 2012 by the ACA Board and the NAD.

The Modern Languages Department at Southern is currently promoting ONLY a full academic year program at MEU as proposed to and accepted by the ACA Board. We would like those students attending this program to earn a minor in Arabic.

Required Courses

  • ARAB 111 Basic Grammar 3 hours
  • ARAB 121 Basic Conversation 3 hours
  • ARAB 131 Basic Writing 3 hours
  • ARAB 141 Basic Reading 3 hours

Select one (1) of the following courses during the second semester at MEU Beirut-Lebanon. These are hybrid courses taught in Arabic and English:

  • ARAB 260 Current Events in the Arab World 2 hours
  • ARAB 270 Arab People and Their Culture 2 hours
  • ARAB 280 Religion 2 hours**

Total 20 Hours

 *ARAB 110/120/130/140 will be completed at MEU the first semester of the academic year abroad.

**This course will give an overview of the Bible with special emphasis on the life of Jesus Christ as portrayed through the gospel accounts.

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