The Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Culture prepares students to read, write and speak Modern Standard Arabic. Qualified undergraduate students in this program may be eligible to participate in an accelerated B.A.-to-M.A. program, which enables them to take graduate courses that apply to both their bachelor's degree in Arabic language and culture and (thereafter) a master's degree in Arabic language and linguistics.
Cal U's Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Linguistics is designed for students interested in gaining advanced expertise in Arabic language and linguistics.
Dr. Razak Surrey
The following curriculum shows the requirements for completing the Arabic language and culture bachelor's degree under the accelerated B.A.-to-M.A. program. Additional graduate-level courses are required to complete the master's degree; refer to the graduate academic catalog for these requirements.
|General Education Courses||40 or 41|
|Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101 English Composition I
Any Public Speaking Course
|Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
Any Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Course
|Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Any Technological Literacy Course
Any Humanities Course
Any Fine Arts Course
Any Natural Sciences Course
|3 or 4|
Any Social Sciences Course
|General Education Options
|Required Major Courses||18|
|ARB 101 Elementary Arabic I||3|
|ARB 102 Elementary Arabic II||3|
|ARB 203 Intermediate Arabic I||3|
|ARB 204 Intermediate Arabic II||3|
|ARB 350 Advanced Arabic I||3|
|ARB 351 Advanced Arabic II||3|
|Required Related Courses*||12|
|Select from accelerated options:
|Select two courses in a foreign language and/or culture other than Arabic||6|
Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:
- Special Experience Course (1 course required): Any Approved Special Experience Course
- Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): Any Approved Writing-Intensive, Upper-Division ARB courses
- Laboratory Course (1 course required): Any Approved Laboratory Course
* Regular B.A. options for "Required Related Courses" include:
- MFL 481 Mod Lang Intern (3-12 credits)
- MFL 460 Mod Lang and Cultural Intern (3-12 credits)
- MFL 479 Mod Lang and Field Studies (3-12 credits)
- ARB 480 Selected Topics in Arabic (3-12 credits)
- ARB 311 Arabic Conversation (3 credits)
- ARB 341 Contemp. Arabic Culture (3 credits)
- ARB 342 The Culture of Islam (3 credits)
- ARB 401 Intro. to Arabic Linguistics (3 credits)
- ARB 402 Arabic Translation (3 credits)
- ARB 421 Arabic Lit. in Translation (3 credits)
- Graduation Requirements: Minimum GPA - 2.00; Minimum Credits - 120 for only B.A. All major and general education courses completed.
- 42 credits of the required 120 credits must include advanced-standing courses (defined as any course numbered 200 or above with at least one pre-requisite course). Any course numbered 200-299 must have at least one pre-requisite course to be counted as upper division. 300 level and above is counted automatically as upper division.
- Academic Advisement: Consult your adviser regarding an appropriate schedule and all other issues relating to your major.
- Additional Reminders: Developmental courses do not count toward the credits necessary for graduation but are calculated in your overall GPA.
Undergraduate students in the accelerated program may register for no more than 6 graduate credits in any one term, and in terms when a graduate course is registered, the student may not register for more than 18 total credits.
It is the student’s responsibility to apply and meet the qualifications of the graduate program portion of the accelerated program. Failure to follow through with enrollment in the accelerated graduate program will result in additional undergraduate credits to complete the bachelor’s degree, as outlined in the Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses policy.
Additional accelerated program requirements may be found at: https://www.calu.edu/inside/forms/_files/academic-affairs/accelerated-program-application.pdf