Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages

Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic is designed to develop both the linguistic and intercultural skills of students to an advanced level of language competency. Students will study modern standard Arabic and Arabic culture and literature. The major focuses on creating proficient speakers of Arabic who can apply their language skills in a variety of disciplines and careers.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the major should consult an undergraduate advisor in Arabic.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arabic                   

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate  Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Arabic major is met by completing Arabic 401 or 402 or 460 or 461.  Those courses are referenced in items 3. a. and 3. b. below.
  2. The  requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The completion of Arabic 202 satisfies the College of Arts and Letters requirement of second-year competency in a foreign language.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (24 credits):
    ARB 201 Second-Year Arabic I 5
    ARB 202 Second-Year Arabic II 5
    ARB 301 Third-Year Arabic I 4
    ARB 302 Third-Year Arabic II 4
    ARB 401 Fourth-Year Arabic I (W) 3
    ARB 402 Fourth-Year Arabic II (W) 3
    b. All of the following courses (9 credits):
    ARB 360 Arabic Language and Society 3
    ARB 460 Special Topics in Arabic Culture (W) 3
    ARB 461 Introduction to Arabic Literature (W) 3
    c. Completion of a capstone experience.
    This requirement may be satisfied by completion of special assignments in Arabic 460 or 461, an advanced 400-level Arabic language course, ARB 499 Senior Thesis Research, or advanced language study during an approved study abroad program.
    d. A cognate of 12 credits in the field of Middle Eastern Studies approved by the student's academic advisor.