Colleges of Media Sciences

Minor in Arabic Media

This minor is available only to students majoring in other colleges.

Students must have a CGPA of 3.0 to enroll in a minor and must have completed at least one semester in a major program.

Students are not allowed to apply for a minor, or to change a declared minor, after earning 90 credit hours.

The Minor in Arabic for Media is designed for students who want to develop their speaking, reading and writing Arabic Language skills in the fields of: public relations, public affairs, advertising, sales promotion and marketing. Students will develop writing for multi-platform Media in Arabic, such as writing for social media, writing for business communication, feature writing, writing for television, radio, online, public relations and promotional writing, as well as an understanding of the fundamentals of public speaking and persuasion. In addition, students will strengthen their

research skills, in preparation for a project related to media, and acquire important skills such as searching for the exact terms, and appropriate use of technological resources in the research process. Upon completion of this minor, students should have a wide knowledge of fundamentals of media writings: online and conventional, deepen their language competency, and refine their critical thinking skills. They should also be able to use the skills they gained in the workplace.

To graduate with a Minor in Arabic Media, students will have to successfully complete all the following courses (18 credit hours):

ARM 240: Media Storytelling in Arabic I

ARM 340: Media Storytelling in Arabic II

ARM 395: Media Translation Workshop

ARM 375: Public Speaking and Professional Presentation in Arabic

ARM 390: Professional Social Media

ARM 400: Advanced Communication Skills

Interested students can contact Dr. Azza Ahmed @ azza.ahmed@zu.ac.ae for more information.