Certificate in Arabic

Requirements (32 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements

Proficiency in Arabic equal to ARAB 103 or equivalent. Entering students with previous training in Arabic or those who are native speakers should contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures or the Arabic program coordinator for information about placement and credit by examination. Students with no prior exposure to Arabic need to take ARAB 101, ARAB 102, and ARAB 103 which will not count toward the 32-unit requirement for the certificate.

Lower-division requirements (12)
Twelve units chosen from:12
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic III
Intermediate Arabic IV
Intermediate Arabic V
Arabic Composition
Conversation in Arabic
Introduction to Arabic Literary Texts
Arabic Literature in Translation
Upper-division requirements (20)
Twelve units chosen from:12
Advanced Arabic I
Advanced Arabic II
Advanced Arabic III
Advanced Arabic IV
Advanced Arabic V
Advanced Arabic Composition
Advanced Arabic Conversation
Arabic for the Professions
Arabic Phonetics
Introduction to Arabic Linguistics
Levantine Arabic Dialect
Egyptian Arabic Dialect
North African Arabic Dialect
Gulf Arabic Dialect
Arabic Film and Culture
Classical Arabic Literature in Translation
Cultures and Writings of Arab-American Women
Community Service Project
Community Service Project
Fourth Year Arabic I
Fourth Year Arabic II
Fourth Year Arabic III
Fourth Year Arabic IV
Fourth Year Arabic V
ARAB 470A-E:Contemporary Issues in Arab Culture: (may be repeated as topics change)
Media in the Arab World
Special Topics in Classical Islamic Texts (may be repeated as topics change)
Special Topics in Contemporary Arabic Literature (may be repeated as topics change)
ARAB 575A-D
Internship (for a total of 6 units)
HUM 580A-F
International Experience: Arabic (1-6 units)
Eight units chosen from:8
Any upper-division elective course not selected from above
Arabic Calligraphy
Pronunciation Practice
Peoples of the Middle East
ANTH 590B-D
Selected Topics in Anthropology or COMM 550, GSS 390
Independent Study 1
Muslim Women in Media and Society
Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
International Communication
International Economics
Multinational Corporations
Global Economy
Studies in Literary Diversity (when the topic is Middle Eastern Literatures)
International Business Finance
Pedagogies for Foreign Language Teaching
Language Acquisition and Early Field Experience for Future Teachers
Readings in the Disciplines (may be repeated as topics change)
FLAN 555A-D
Independet Study
Francophone Film and Culture (with permission)
Contemporary Issues in the Francophone World (with permission)
Classical Islamic Civilization
Modern Middle East
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History
Nationalism and Conflict in the Middle East
U.S. Media and the Middle East
Politics of Oil
The World of Islam
Managing Across Borders
International Business Law
International Marketing Management
Government and Politics of the Middle East
Model United Nations (if Arab country is selected)
Model Arab League
Spanish Peninsular Literature from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century (with permission)
Other courses related to the Arab world, to be approved in advance by the Arabic program coordinator or department chair. Native speakers of Arabic or those with advanced proficiency may receive credit by examination for some classes.
Total Units32

Other courses related to the Arab world, to be approved in advance by the Arabic program coordinator or department chair. Native speakers of Arabic or those with advanced proficiency may receive credit by examination for some classes.

1

 Topic for ANTH 590D and GSS 390: Muslim Women in Media and Society.