Arabic

Certificate Requirements (32 units)

  1. 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, 102, and 103 which will not count toward the 32-unit requirement for the certificate.

Lower-division requirements (12 units)

  1. Twelve units chosen from:
    • ARAB 201. Intermediate Arabic I (4)
    • ARAB 202. Intermediate Arabic II (4)
    • ARAB 203. Intermediate Arabic III (4)
    • ARAB 204. Intermediate Arabic IV (4)
    • ARAB 205. Intermediate Arabic V (4)
    • ARAB 212. Arabic Composition (4)
    • ARAB 214. Conversation in Arabic (4)
    • ARAB 216. Introduction to Arabic Literary Texts (4)
    • ARAB 290. Arabic Literature in Translation (4)

Upper-division requirements (20 units)

  1. Twelve units chosen from:
    • ARAB 301. Advanced Arabic I (4)
    • ARAB 302. Advanced Arabic II (4)
    • ARAB 303. Advanced Arabic III (4)
    • ARAB 304. Advanced Arabic IV (4)
    • ARAB 305. Advanced Arabic V (4)
    • ARAB 312. Advanced Arabic Composition (4)
    • ARAB 314. Advanced Arabic Conversation (4)
    • ARAB 316. Arabic for the Professions (4)
    • ARAB 370. Arabic Film and Culture (4)
    • ARAB 399. Community Service Project (2)
    • ARAB 401. Fourth Year Arabic I (4)
    • ARAB 402. Fourth Year Arabic II (4)
    • ARAB 403. Fourth Year Arabic III (4)
    • ARAB 404. Fourth Year Arabic IV (4)
    • ARAB 405. Fourth Year Arabic V (4)
    • ARAB 470. Contemporary Issues in Arab Culture (4) (may be repeated as topics change)
    • ARAB 471. Media in the Arab World (4)
    • ARAB 480. Special Topics in Classical Islamic Texts (4) (may be repeated as topics change)
    • ARAB 481. Special Topics in Contemporary Arabic Literature (4) (m ay be repeated as topics change)
    • ARAB 575. Internship (1-4) up to a total of (4)
  2. Eight units chosen from:
    • ANTH 358. People of the Middle East (4)
    • May choose only one of the following three courses:
    • ANTH 590. Selected Topics in Anthropology: Muslim Women in Media and Society (4)
    • COMM 550. Muslim Women in Media and Society (4)
    • GSS 390. Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies: Muslim Women in Media and Society (4)
    • COMM 366. Topics in Intercultural Communication (4)
    • COMM 471. International Communication (4)
    • ECON 430. International Economics (4)
    • ECON 435. Multinational Corporations (4)
    • ECON 450. Global Economy (4)
    • ENG 319. Studies in Literary Diversity (4) (when the topic is Middle Eastern Literatures) (4)
    • FIN 433. International Business Finance (4)
    • FIN 534. Export-Import Financing (4)
    • FLAN 400. Readings for the Disciplines (1) (may be repeated as topics change)
    • FLAN 555. Independent Study (4)
    • FREN 370. Francophone Film and Culture (4) (with permission)
    • FREN 461. Contemporary Issues in the Francophone World (4) (with permission)
    • HIST 383. Classical Islamic Civilization (4)
    • HIST 384. Modern Middle East (4)
    • HIST 485. Arab-Israeli Conflict (4)
    • HIST 487. Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History (4)
    • HIST 491. Nationalism and Conflict in the Middle East (4)
    • HIST 492. U.S. Media and the Middle East (4)
    • HIST 495. Politics of Oil (4)
    • HUM 375. World of Islam (4)
    • MGMT 324. International Environmental Management (4)
    • MGMT 405. Managing Across Borders (4)
    • MGMT 406. International Business Law (4)
    • MKTG 470. International Marketing Management (4)
    • MKTG 572. Import-Export Management (4)
    • PSCI 308. Government and Politics in the Middle East (4)
    • SSCI 515. Model United Nations (4) (if Arab country is selected)
    • SSCI 516. Model Arab League (4)
    • SPAN 371. Spanish Peninsular Literature from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century (4) (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.