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ARABIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic is designed to develop both the linguistic and intercultural skills of students to an advanced level of language competency.  Students will study modern standard Arabic and Arabic culture and literature.  The major focuses on creating proficient speakers of Arabic who can apply their language skills in a variety of disciplines and careers.  Students who plan to complete the requirements for the major should consult the undergraduate advisor.

PRIMARY MAJOR IN ARABIC

1) All of the following language courses:
ARB 201, Second-Year Arabic I (5 credits)
ARB 202, Second-Year Arabic II (5 credits)
ARB 301, Third-Year Arabic I (4 credits)
ARB 302, Third-Year Arabic II (4 credits)
ARB 401, Fourth-Year Arabic I (3 credits)
ARB 402, Fourth-Year Arabic II (3 credits)

2) All of the following courses:
ARB 360, Arabic Language and Society (3 credits)
ARB 460, Special Topics in Arabic Culture (W) (3 credits)
ARB 461, Introduction to Arabic Literature (W) (3 credits)
 

Completion of a capstone experience:
This requirement may be satisfied by completion of special assignments in Arabic 460 or 461, an advanced 400-level Arabic language course, ARB 499 Senior Thesis Research or by completion of an advanced language study on an approved study abroad program.

Cognate Requirement:
A cognate of 15 credits in the field of Middle Eastern Studies approved by the department advisor.  At least one course must be at the 300-400 level. Cognate requirement is waived if completing another major, minor, or teaching certification.

College of Arts & Letters Experiential Requirement
Earn a minimum of 3 credits in one of the following experiential education options through an associated course approved by the College: internship, service/community engaged service learning experience, undergraduate research or creative project directed by a faculty member, a study abroad program, or a study away program.

ADDITIONAL MAJOR IN ARABIC

1) All of the following language courses:
ARB 201, Second-Year Arabic I (5 credits)
ARB 202, Second-Year Arabic II (5 credits)
ARB 301, Third-Year Arabic I (4 credits)
ARB 302, Third-Year Arabic II (4 credits)
ARB 401, Fourth-Year Arabic I (3 credits)
ARB 402, Fourth-Year Arabic II (3 credits)

2) One of the following courses:
ARB 360, Arabic Language and Society (3 credits)
ARB 460, Special Topics in Arabic Culture (W) (3 credits)
ARB 461, Introduction to Arabic Literature (W) (3 credits)

MINOR IN ARABIC 

The Minor in Arabic provides students the opportunity to acquire a core of basic knowledge of Arabic language and culture.

1) All of the following courses:   
ARB 202, Second-Year Arabic II (5 credits)
ARB 301, Third-Year Arabic I (3 credits)  
ARB 302, Third-Year Arabic II (3 credits)

2) One of the following courses:
ARB 360, Arabic Language and Society (3 credits)
ARB 460, Special Topics in Arabic Culture (W) (3 credits)  
ARB 461, Introduction to Arabic Literature (W) (3 credits)