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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Languages and Cultures - Concentration in Arabic Studies, B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

See World Languages & Cultures Suggested Chronology  for four year suggested course rotation.

General Requirements (Core Area A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major

Elective Courses Credit Hours: 12-18

Any lower-division course in any field in which knowledge of a world language will benefit the student is acceptable for Area F. Students should consult with their advisor on appropriate courses for Area F. Additional language courses are encouraged:

Major Requirements Credit Hours: 24

Minor or Second Major Required Credit Hours: 15-30

  • Select 15-30 credit hours of Minor or Second Major courses (credit hours will vary according to minor or second major)

Free Electives Credit Hours: 6-21

  • Select 6-21 credit hours of Electives as needed to complete 124 total credit hours (advisor approved)

Total Credit Hours: 124

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course in the major.
  • Students must complete the World Languages & Cultures Exit Exam.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 39 upper-division hours.

Honors in Arabic

To graduate with Honors in World Languages & Cultures with a concentration in Arabic Studies, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • successfully complete an additional six credit hours in ARAB at the 4000-level (for a total of 30 hours of upper-division ARAB), three of which must be ARAB 4890  (Honors);
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.


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