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    Jul 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
American University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arabic Studies (BA)

Offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program

Students must be approved by the department for formal admission to the major. Language coursework may be waived if high school or other preparation warrants it. Placement will be made in consultation with a departmental advisor.

University Requirements

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Required (12 credit hours)

Note: ARAB-302 Advanced Arabic I (3)  and ARAB-303 Advanced Arabic II (3)  may be replaced by other courses at or above 300-level if warranted by language proficiency.

Linguistics (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or other TESL  course at or above 400-level approved by advisor:

Capstone (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or other approved course at or above 400-level:

Electives (18 credit hours)

  • 18 credit hours at or above 400-level in Arabic studies or study abroad courses approved by advisor

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.