Requirements

B.A. 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:

  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 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. Arabic Conversation (4)
    • ARAB 216. Introduction to Literary Texts (4)

Upper-division (minimum of 12 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 314. Advanced Arabic Conversation (4)
    • ARAB 316. Arabic for the Professions (4)
    • 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)

Assessment (4 units)

  1. ARAB 295. Intermediate Assessment (2)
  2. ARAB 496. Senior Assessment (2)

Electives (42 units)

  1. Twenty-two units chosen from (but not selected from above):
    • ARAB 210. Arabic Calligraphy (2)
    • ARAB 211. Pronunciation Practice (2)
    • 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 320. Arabic Phonetics (4)
    • ARAB 370. Arab Film and Culture (4)
    • ARAB 399. Community Service Project (1-2) (may be repeated up to 6 units)
    • 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) (may be repeated as topics change)
    • ARAB 575. Internship (1-4) up to a total of (6)
    • FLAN 312. Pedagogies for Foreign Language Teaching (4)
    • FLAN 350. Language Acquisition and Early Field Experience for Future Teachers (4)
    • HUM 580. International Experience (1-6)
  2. Twenty units chosen from:
    • Any upper-division elective course not selected above:
    • May choose any two courses below if not taken above.
      • 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. Arabic Conversation (4)
      • ARAB 216. Introduction to Literary Texts (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)
    • ANTH 358. People of the Middle East (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 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)
    • SPAN 371. Spanish Peninsular Literature from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century (4) (with permission)
    • SSCI 515. Model United Nations (4) (if Arab country is selected)
    • SSCI 516. Model Arab League (4)

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.

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