Languages and Cultures

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The Arabic Studies Program

Major in Languages and Cultures: Arabic Studies Track (33 Credits)

Course Sequence

Arabic Course Descriptions

A minimum of 33 credit hours is required for the BA in Languages and Cultures: Arabic Studies Track. Students must receive a minimum grade of C in every course required for the major. LANGCULT 200 and LANGCULT 400 are required for all Languages and Cultures majors.

Common Core: 6 credits

  • LANGCULT 200 Comparative Cultural Studies* (3 cr.) prerequisites: none
  • LANGCULT 400 Comparative Language Studies: History and Linguistics* (3 cr.) prerequisites: LANGCULT 200 and at least one intermediate-level language course or permission of the instructor.

Arabic Language Courses

Required Arabic courses (core courses) 18 Cr.
  • ARABIC 101; Elementary Arabic I
  • ARABIC 102; Elementary Arabic II
  • ARABIC 203; Intermediate Arabic III
  • ARABIC 204; Intermediate Arabic IV
  • ARABIC 305; Arabic for Advanced communication 1
  • ARABIC 306; Arabic for Advanced communication 2

Culture Courses (choose one) 3 Cr.

  • ARABIC 211; Cultures in the Arabic-speaking World
  • ARABIC 212; Euro-Arab Cinema

Electives (choose two courses from a. OR b.) 6 Cr.

  1. Humanities and Social Sciences:
    • HISTORY 145; History of the Muslim World to 1405
    • HISTORY 146; History of the Muslim World since 1405
    • HISTORY 456; History of the Modem Middle East
    • HISTORY 457; Early Ottoman Empire
    • HISTORY 458; Late Ottoman Empire
    • ANTHRO 440; Languages and Culture
    • ANTHRO 320; Contemporary World Cultures
    • FRENCH 212; France Today
    • FRENCH 402; Contemporary Issues in Francophone Media

  2. Economics and Political Sciences:
    • ECONOMIC 333; Intematl Economics
    • ECONOMIC 340; Economics of the Middle East
    • ECONOMIC 533; Int Pol & Relations
    • POLISCI 376; Government and Politics of the Middle East
    • POLISCI 181; Contemporary Issues in World Politics
    • POLISCI 280 ; Introduction to International Relations
    • POLISCI 345; Democratization and Regime Change
 

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