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Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Culture

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years. To ensure that they are making satisfactory academic progress, students should consult with their faculty adviser, ensure that they complete necessary prerequisites and required courses in sequence.

Admission

Meet California University of Pennsylvania undergraduate admissions requirements. Must have an SAT writing score of 460 or higher or an ACT writing score of 19 or higher, or equivalent transfer credits, or satisfactorily pass a writing test administrated at California University of Pennsylvania.

Students wishing to take only the minor, certificate or individual courses or those already holding an accredited bachelor’s degree, do not need to meet the above listed writing requirements.

Registration

The Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Culture program, as well as all Global Online programs of study, is housed within California University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Web Based Programs. This office assists students with their online educational experience, from application to graduation.

Freshman Year

First Semester – 16 Credits
Course
Credits
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
1 cr.
ENG 101 English Composition 1
3 crs.
ARB 101 Elementary Arabic I
3 crs
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses
9 crs.

Second Semester – 15 Credits
CourseCredits
ENG 102 English Composition II
3 crs.
ARB 102 Elementary Arabic II
3 crs.
General Education Courses
9 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 15 Credits
Course
Credits
ARB 203 Intermediate Arabic I
3 crs.
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses
12 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 Credits
Course
Credits
ARB 204 Intermediate Arabic II
3 crs.
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses
12 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 Credits
CourseCredits
ARB 350 Advanced Arabic I
3 crs.
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses
12 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 Credits
Course
Credits
ARB 351 Advanced Arabic II
3 crs.
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses
12 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 9-12 Credits
Course
Credits
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses
9-12 crs.

Eighth Semester – 9-12 Credits
Course
Credits
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses
 9-12 crs.


Arabic Electives

(Available in the summer semester preceding your senior year.)

Arabic-related Electives
Course
Credits
MFL 479 Field Studies in Modern Languages and Cultures
3-12 crs.
ARB 480 Selected Topics in Arabic
3-12 crs.
MFL 481 Modern Language Internship
3-12 crs.