Academic Catalog

Language & Communication

Arabic Studies Associate in Arts and Certificate of Achievement

The Associate in Arts in Arabic Studies is designed to provide a greater understanding of Arabic language, history, culture and heritage, with particular emphasis on reading, writing and speaking the Arabic language. The Arabic Studies degree prepares students for career opportunities that require competency in the Arabic language. Through specific coursework for this degree, students will have a deeper appreciation and understanding of Arabic heritage and civilization.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of media and/or contexts (speech, writing, and/or sign language).
  • Apply discipline-specific theories about language and communication to students’ own practice or work.
  • Navigate norms related to communicating in diverse environments, including professional, intercultural, and/or specialized settings.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

ARBC-120Arabic I5
ARBC-121Arabic II5
ARBC-130Arabic Literature and Culture3
ARBC-145Arabic Civilizations3
ARBC-122Arabic for the Arabic Speaker I5
or ARBC-220 Arabic III
ARBC-180/BOT-180Basic Computer Skills for Arabic Learners1
ARBC-123Arabic for the Arabic Speaker II5
or ARBC-221 Arabic IV
ARBC-250Conversational Arabic I3
or ARBC-254 Conversational Iraqi Dialect
ARBC-251Conversational Arabic II3
Total Units33

Plus General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Arabic Studies. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.