Arabic

In addition to coursework in Arabic language, literature and culture, undergraduate students may also earn a major or minor in Arabic.


Arabic Major (BA) program requirements

A.  Prerequisites (15 credits)

     1. Language coursework - 3 courses/12 units - all 3 of following 3 courses
         Arabic 1101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I (4)
         Arabic 1102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
         Arabic 1103 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I (4)

     2. Non-language coursework - 1 course/3 units - 1 of following 3 courses
         Arabic 2241 Culture of the Contemporary Arab World (3)
         Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
         Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
 

B. Language Requirement (15 credits)

all 4 of following 4 courses:
Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
Arabic 3105 Intermediate Literary Arabic Reading I (4)
Arabic 4106 Intermediate Literary Arabic Reading II (4)
Arabic 4108 Advanced Arabic Grammar and Stylistics (3)

C. Translated Arabic Literature/Culture (3 credits)

one of following 6 courses (not otherwise counted as prerequisite in A2, above):
Arabic 2241 Culture of the Contemporary Arab World (3)
Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2705 The Arabian Nights (3)
Arabic 3301 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World (3)
Arabic 3601 Introduction to Arabic Philosophy (3)
 

D. Electives (18 credits)

6 of following 16 courses, including minimum 2 Arabic language courses, as indicated by * )
Arabic 4111 Colloquial Arabic I (3)*
Arabic 4120 Arabic Media (3)*
Arabic 4597 Why Do “They” Hate “Us”? (3)
Arabic 4626 Introduction to the Arabic Qur'an (3)*
Arabic 5162 Origin and Development of Arabic-Islamic Concepts (3)
Arabic 5401 Translation: Theory and Practice (3)
Arabic 5611 History of the Arabic Language (3)
Arabic 5627 Classical Arabic Poetry (3)*
Arabic 5628 Classical Arabic Prose (3)*
Arabic 5651 Contemporary Arabic Prose Fiction (3)*
Arabic 5652 Contemporary Arabic Poetry and Drama (3)*
Arabic 5701 The Qur'an in Translation (3)
Arabic 5702 Arabic Folk Narrative in Translation (3)
Arabic 5703 Common Heritage: Biblical Figures in the Qur’an (3)
NELC 4601 Israeli and Palestinian Literature (3)

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TOTAL:  36 credit hours

 


Arabic Minor program requirements

 

 A. Prerequisites (15 credits)
          1. Language Courses - 12 units/3 courses
          Arabic 1101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I (4)
          Arabic 1102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
          Arabic 1103 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I (4)

 

2. Culture Courses - 3 credits/1 course
Arabic 2241 Culture of the Contemporary Arab World (3)
Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
 

B.      Language Requirement (10 or 12 credits)

[Take one of the following 3 sets of 3 courses]
 
Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
Arabic 3105 Intermediate Literary Arabic Reading I (4)
Arabic 4106 Intermediate Literary Arabic Reading II (4)
                - OR - 
Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
Arabic 4111 Colloquial Arabic I (3)
Arabic 4626 Introduction to the Arabic Qur'an (3)
                - OR - 
Arabic 2104 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (4)
Arabic 4120 Arabic Media (3)
Arabic 4111 Colloquial Arabic I (3)
 

C. Translated Arabic Literature/Culture (3 credits) Select ONE

one of following 4 courses (not otherwise counted as prerequisite in A2, above):
Arabic 2241 Culture of the Contemporary Arab World (3)
Arabic 2701 Classical and Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2702 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)
Arabic 2705 Arabian Nights (3)
Arabic 3301 Contemporary Folklore in the Arab World (3)

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TOTAL:  13-15 credits

Transfer credit hours allowed. No more than one half of the credit hours required on the minor.
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