Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Culture

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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, to ensure that they complete necessary prerequisites and required courses in sequence.

Registration

The Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Culture program is housed within California University of Pennsylvania's Global Online office. This office assists students with their online educational experience, from application to graduation.

Curriculum


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ARB 101  Elementary Arabic I 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 9
   
Second Semester 15
ARB 102  Elementary Arabic II 3
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
General Education Courses 9
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ARB 203  Intermediate Arabic I 3
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 12
   
Fourth Semester 15
ARB 204  Intermediate Arabic II 3
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 12
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
ARB 350  Advanced Arabic I 3
ARB Required Related Course* 3
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 9
   
Sixth Semester 15
ARB 351  Advanced Arabic II 3
ARB Required Related Course* 3
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 9
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
ARB Required Related Course* 3
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 12 
   
Eighth Semester 15
ARB Required Related Course* 3
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 12
Total 120


*ARB Required Related Courses Credits
Choose 12 credits from the following:  
ARB 311  Arabic Conversation 3
ARB 34 Contemporary Arabic Culture 3
ARB 342  The Culture of Islam 3
ARB 343  Images of Islam 3
ARB 401  Introduction to Arabic Linguistics 3
ARB 402  Arabic Translation 3
ARB 421  Arabic Literature in Translation 3
ARB 480  Selected Topics in Arabic 3 to 12
MFL 460  Modern Languages and Cultural Internship 3 to 12
MFL 479  Modern Languages and Field Studies 3 to 12
MFL 481  Modern Languages Internship 3 to 12

42 credits of the required 120 credits must include advanced standing courses (defined as any course numbered 200 or above with at least one prerequisite course). However, any course numbered 200-299 must have at least one prerequisite course to be counted as upper division. 300 level and above is counted automatically as upper division.