Undergraduate Degree - Arabic

Program:
Arabic
Program Code:
1023 Arabic
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS09
Department:
Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

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

Undergraduate Programs
Arabic

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.

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Arabic, BA (1023)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103, MTH101, MTH102

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Arabic - Second Year
Major - Arabic - Second Year: 2 courses from ARB201, ARB202

Requirement 12: Major - Arabic - Third Year
Major - Arabic - Third Year: 2 courses from ARB301, ARB302

Requirement 13: Major - Arabic - Fourth Year
Major - Arabic - Fourth Year: 2 courses from ARB401, ARB402

Requirement 14: Major - Arabic - Arabic Language and Society
Major - Arabic - Arabic Language and Society: 1 course from ARB360

Requirement 15: Major - Arabic - Culture
Major - Arabic - Culture: 1 course from ARB460

Requirement 16: Major - Arabic - Literature
Major - Arabic - Literature: 1 course from ARB461

Requirement 17: Major - Arabic - Capstone
Major - Arabic - Capstone: 1 course from Capstone experience satisfied by completion of special assignments in ARB 460 and ARB 461, an advanced 400-level Arabic language course, ARB 499 Senior Thesis Research or special assignments during an approved study abroad program.

Requirement 18: Major - Arabic - Arts and Letters Cognate
Major - Arabic - Arts and Letters Cognate: 12 credits from A cognate of 12 credits from within the College of Arts and Letters with at least 6 credits in courses related to middle east history, arts, and humanities. Both the cognate and the related courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 19: College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate: 12 credits from Courses in a cognate. One 300-400 level course of at least 3 credits must be included between the Open Cognate and the Non Arts & Letters Cognate. Both the cognate and the courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 20: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 21: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 22: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 23: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.