Arabic Studies

 

Description
The concentration in Arabic studies provides students with instruction in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), as well as Arabic culture and literature. Students are expected to be able to communicate effectively in Arabic and interact with native speakers of Arabic in MSA. Students will be able to communicate in Arabic in the other two areas of language acquisition: reading and writing through reading authentic material in Arabic, and writing paragraphs in MSA. Literature courses expand students' knowledge in Arabic, Middle East, and Islamic culture and civilization. Students of all academic disciplines doing research on, or seeking employment in, areas related to the Middle East or parts of the Arab world will find the concentration in Arabic studies highly beneficial. Students should work with their undergraduate advisor as well as Arabic advisors when selecting courses.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 22 semester hours including 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses.

Language 4 Hours

ARB 202 (or higher) Intermediate Arabic I, G (4) (Prerequisite(s): ARB 201 or MSA 201 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ARB 202 or MSA 202)

Core 9 hours

ARB 311 Advanced Arabic Skills I (3) OR ARB 411 Advanced Arabic Skills II (3) (Prerequisite(s): ARB 202 with C or better)

ARB 321 Arabic Conversation I (3) OR ARB 421 Arabic Conversation II (3)

ARB 331 Arabic/Islamic Culture and Literature (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only ARB 331 or SLC 331)

ARB 335 Arabic Culture and Islam, G (3)

ARB 341 Quran Text and Women (3) OR ARB 351 Classical Arabic Literature (3)

ARB 352 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3) OR ARB 422 Advanced Arabic Media (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only ARB 352 or ARB 394 (Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature))

Electives 9 hours
Select in consultation with an Arabic Studies advisor for additional course choices.

ARB 336 Intro to the Qur'an (3)

ARB 337 Hadith Prophetic Tradition (3)

ARB 352 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

ARB 360 Islamic Philosophical Literature (3) (Prerequisite(s): (Credit is allowed for only ARB 360 or ARB 394 (Islamic Philosophy))

ARB 394 Special Topics (1-4)

ARB 421 Arabic Conversation II (3) 

ARB 422 Advanced Arabic Media (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only ARB 422 or ARB 494 (Advanced Arabic Media [in Arabic]) or ARB 494 (Advanced Arabic Media))

ARB 494 Special Topics

ARB 590 Independent Study (topics vary) (1-12) (Pre-requisites: Graduate student (degree seeking or nondegree seeking))
OR
ARB 598 Special Topics (1-4) (Prerequisite(s): degree- or nondegree-seeking graduate student)

GCU 328 Geography of the Middle East and North Africa, SB & G (3)

HST 307 Studies in African History, H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours)

HST 372 History of the Modern Middle East, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): Minimum 24 hours)

REL 365 Islamic Civilization, HU & H (3) (Pre-requisite: Minimum 24 hours)

REL 366 Islam in the Modern World, HU & H & G (3)  (Credit is allowed for only HST 339 or REL 366)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
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Downtown Phoenix
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Polytechnic
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Tempe
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DARs Code

DARs Code

LAARBEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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