Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Culture: Curriculum

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Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Culture: Curriculum

The BA Arabic Language and Culture degree requires 120 credits total. The BA Arabic Language and Culture major and major related electives credits is 36 credits.

For those interested in any of the Arabic programs and  have prior experience with Arabic language and culture, please contact the Global Online office at

Get a description of each of Cal U's Arabic courses from our Course Catalog here.

Required Arabic Language Courses18

ARB 101Elementary Arabic I3
ARB 102Elementary Arabic II3
ARB 203Intermediate Arabic I3
ARB 204Intermediate Arabic II3
ARB 350Advanced Arabic I 3
ARB 351Advanced Arabic II3

Required Electives12

ARB 480Selected Topics in Arabic (research)3-12
MFL 481Modern Language Internship (internship)3-12
MFL 479Modern Language & Field Studies (project)3-12
ARB 341Contemporary Arabic Culture 3
ARB 342Culture of Islam 3
ARB 401Intro to Linguistics3
ARB 402Arabic Translation 3
ARB 421Arabic Literature in Translation3

Required Related Language Electives6

Two courses in a foreign language other than Arabic Cal U offers Online Spanish 101 and 102 or Online French 101 and 102

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