Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture

Requirements (70 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture (Program Code: ARAB)

  1. Proficiency in Arabic equal to that of ARAB 103 or equivalent.
  2. No more than 32 units in Arabic can be transferred from other institutions.
Lower-division (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
Upper-division (minimum of 12 units) (12)
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
Fourth Year Arabic I
Fourth Year Arabic II
Fourth Year Arabic III
Fourth Year Arabic IV
Fourth Year Arabic V
Assessment (4)
ARAB 295Intermediate Assessment2
ARAB 496Senior Assessment2
Electives (42)
Twenty units chosen from (but not selected from above):20
Arabic Calligraphy
Pronunciation Practice
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 (may be repeated up to 6 units)
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 (up to total of 6)
HUM 580B-D
International Experience: Arabic
Twenty-two units chosen from any upper-division elective course not selected above. May choose any two courses below if not taken above:22
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic III
Intermediate Arabic IV
Intermediate Arabic V
Arabic Calligraphy
Pronunciation Practice
Arabic Composition
Conversation in Arabic
Introduction to Arabic Literary Texts
May only choose one from the folowing three courses: ANTH 590, COMM 550, GSS 390
ANTH 590B-D
Selected Topics in Anthropology:Muslim Women in Media and Society
or
Muslim Women in Media and Society
or
Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies (Muslim women in Media and Society)
Peoples of the Middle East
International Communication
International Economics
Multinational Corporations
Global Economy
Studies in Literary Diversity (when the topic is Middle Eastern Literature)
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
Independent 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
Spanish Peninsular Literature from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century (with permission)
Model United Nations (if Arab country is selected)
Model Arab League
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 Units70

Minor/Certificate in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Students receiving a minor, certificate or B.A. in Arabic Language, Literature and Culture may also be able to earn a minor or certificate in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.