Certificate in Arabic

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements (18 units)

Proficiency in Arabic equal to ARAB 1112 or equivalent. Entering students with previous training in Arabic or those who are native speakers should contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures or the Arabic program coordinator for information about placement and credit by examination. Students with no prior exposure to Arabic need to take ARAB 1111, ARAB 1112, and ARAB 1102 which will not count toward the 18-unit requirement for the certificate.

Lower-division requirements (8)
Eight units chosen from:8
Arabic Communication
Arabic Literature and societies
Arabic Media
Arabic for Professional Communication
One unit chosen from (1)1
Arabic Conversation Activity
Writing Explorations
Upper-division requirements (9)
Nine units chosen from9
(Only 3 units may be chosen from courses taught in English)
Arab Culture, Media and Identity
Explorations of Arabic Literary Texts
Spoken Arabic
Introduction to Arabic Linguistics
Introduction to Arabic Translation
Explorations in Arabic Media
Advanced Arabic for Professional Communication
Courses taught in English:
Arabic Literature in Translation
Female Voices in Arab American Literature
Voices and Visions from the Arab World
Global Perspectives and Study Abroad
Total Units18