B.A. in Arabic Language and Culture

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Culture degree prepares students to read, write and speak Modern Standard Arabic and to gain deep insights into Arabic people, society and customs. 

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

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.

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

An accelerated bachelor's-to-master's Arabic program is also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/arabic-language-and-culture/index.aspx