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Proposal Summary: AS-09-054

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TitleProposal for Minor in Arabic
Submitting DeanRonald Levant
Submitting CollegeArts & Sciences -- Annabelle Foos x7937
Departments Generating the ProposalMod Lang
Objection DeadlineFebruary 26, 2009
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedJune 10, 2009 by Karen Greene
Effective DateFall 2009
Brief Summary of ProposalThe proposed Arabic minor is modeled on other language programs that subscribe to the concept of developing proficiency in the four language skills in addition to studying literature and culture of the Arab World. It is worth emphasizing that the proposed Arabic minor will be different from the Certificate Program in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.While the Arabic minor is, on the whole, a language program (language, literature and culture), Middle Eastern Studies is an interdisciplinary program. The Arabic minor will complement, but not duplicate, the curriculum of the Middle Eastern Studies program. It will add electives to the curriculum, although only 16 credits of Arabic language will be allowed to count toward both programs, ARABIC 101,102,201 and 202. The level of proficiency developed in the Arabic minor is superior to that required by the Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies programs. SEE PROPOSAL NUMBER AS-09-016 FOR COURSES UNDER THE NEW AREA NUMBER CHANGE.
Type of ProposalNew program
Graduate School Endorsement StatusNot required
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedJanuary 27, 2009 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedFebruary 03, 2009 by IR Anu Mahapatra
Library StatusApproved
Library Status UpdatedJanuary 27, 2009 by UL Diana Chlebek
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status UpdatedDecember 04, 2008 by Karen Greene
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedFebruary 12, 2009 by AS dean's ofc Cathy Moore

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