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Minor Program

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

What are the requirements?

Two courses beyond the elementary level in one of the languages offered by the
department; 01:013:201 (Crossroads: Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East and
South Asia); 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), whichever is most appropriate to one’s language of study; and 6
credits of additional literature, sociolinguistics or linguistics courses at the 300 level or
above offered by the department.  

The objective of the Minor in AMESALL 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/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).

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