Arabic Major (B.A.)

Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world, and is used throughout North Africa and the Middle East. With over 420 million speakers, Arabic has been a driving force for advancements in science and cultural enrichment. Study Arabic and explore the rich, complex culture of this region through a multi-faceted and engaging course of study. You will be prepared for graduate study and careers in a diverse array of fields. Arabic is also one of the official languages of the United Nations. The Arabic Major is composed of 36-42 credits.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

 Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Prerequisites
Select 0-2 courses as needed: 10-6
Beginning Arabic I
Beginning Arabic II
Major Requirements
ARAB 121Intermediate Arabic I3
ARAB 132Intermediate Arabic II3
ARAB 193Introduction to Arab Culture3
ARAB 203Advanced Arabic I3
ARAB 204Advanced Arabic II3
ARAB 261Arabic Writing I3
ARAB 321Arabic Reading I3
ARAB 450Translation I: Arabic-English-Arabic3
Major Electives
Select 12 credits from the following:12
Spoken Arabic
Twentieth-Century Arabic Literature
Media Arabic
Business Arabic
Arabic Grammar I
Advanced Spoken Arabic
Arabic Study Abroad
Arabic Writing II
Quranic/Classical Arabic
Independent Study in Arabic Language 2
Total Credits36-42