Arabic, B.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Hours: 36

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Program Code: B030

Major Requirements

  • Some courses required for the major may also fulfill University General Education and/or Dodge College of Arts & Sciences Requirements.
  • The major requires 36 hours beyond ARAB 1115 and ARAB 1225. 1000-Level Arabic courses may not be counted for major credit at the University of Oklahoma.
Beginning Arabic (5 hours)
Beginning Arabic Continued (5 hours)
ARAB 2013Colloquial Arabic3
ARAB 2113Intermediate Arabic3
ARAB 2223Intermediate Arabic Continued3
ARAB 3113Advanced Arabic3
ARAB 3223Advanced Arabic (Continued)3
ARAB 3423Advanced Arabic Composition3
ARAB 4413Arabic Structure3
ARAB 4433Arabic Media and Politics3
ARAB 4443Readings in Islamic Religious Texts3
ARAB 4993Readings in Contemporary Arab Culture3
MLLL 3413Arabic Literature and Culture3
MLLL 34533
or MLLL 3463
Total Credit Hours36

Major Support Requirements

Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Choose 6 hours from a list available from the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics 16
International Experience
Arabic majors are strongly encouraged to pursue study abroad opportunities in an Arabic speaking country
Total Credit Hours6

General Education and College Requirements

Courses for fulfillment of General Education and Dodge College of Arts & Sciences requirements must be from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at http://www.ou.edu/gened/coursesCourses graded P/NP will not apply.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition (6 hours)
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-13 hours in the same language)
The college requirement cannot be met by high school coursework.
Beginning Course0-5
Beginning Course, continued0-5
Intermediate Course (2000 level) 1,20-3
Mathematics (3 hours)
Choose one course from the General Education Mathematics list3
Core Area II: Natural Science (7 hours, including one laboratory component)
Biological Science
Choose an approved General Education Natural Science course with one of the following prefixes: BIOL, HES, MBIO, or PBIO 13-4
Physical Science
Choose an approved General Education Natural Science course with one of the following prefixes: AGSC, ASTR, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, GPHY, METR, or PHYS 13-4
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course from the General Education Social Science list3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities (18 hours)
Artistic Forms
Choose one course from the General Education Artistic Forms list3
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course from the General Education Western Culture list (excluding HIST 1483/1493)3
World Culture
Choose one course from the General Education World Culture list3
Additional Core IV Upper-Division Arts & Humanities courses
Choose one course from Artistic Forms, Western Culture, or World Culture 1,33
Choose one course from Artistic Forms, Western Culture, or World Culture 1,33
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours56

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including 48 upper-division hours.

Information Concerning General Rules, Regulations and Minimum Requirements

Arts and Sciences Hours: At least 80 semester hours of liberal arts and sciences courses are required for a BA degree. At least 55 semester hours of liberal arts and sciences courses are required for a BS degree.
Pass/No Pass Enrollment: A maximum of 16 semester hours of free elective credit may be attempted under this option.
Individual Studies (e.g., courses titled “Independent Study”): A maximum of 12 total semester hours may be counted toward graduation, excluding Honors Reading and Honors Research.
P.E. Courses: No physical education activity courses will be counted toward the 120 semester hours of acceptable credit for graduation.
Senior Institution Hours: A minimum of 60 semester hours applied toward graduation must be earned at senior (4-year) institutions.
Residency:

  • At least 15 of the final 30 hours applied toward the degree or at least 50 percent of the hours required by the institution in the major field must be satisfactorily completed at the awarding institution.
  • At least 15 semester hours of upper-division major work must be completed in residence at OU.
  • OU correspondence courses are not considered resident credit.

Grade Point Averages: Students must earn a minimum over all 2.00 for each of the following: Combined Retention GPA (all college grades), OU Retention GPA, GPA for all major courses, and GPA for all major courses taken at OU. Some schools and departments of the College have higher minimum grade point averages required for their students.
Special Degrees: Students may qualify for an Honors degree (cum Laude, Magna cum Laude, or Summa cum Laude) by completing specific requirements of the Honors College. A degree will be earned with Distinction if the student completes at least 60 semester hours at OU with at least a 3.60 combined retention GPA and OU retention GPA. A degree will be earned with Special Distinction if the student completes at least 60 semester hours at OU with at least a 3.90 combined retention GPA and OU retention GPA.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

This plan shows one possible grouping of courses that would allow students to graduate in four years. Please refer to the front of the degree checksheet for official requirements. Students must consult with Dodge College of Arts and Sciences and/or Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics academic advisors to verify that courses selected each semester fulfill the recommended plan and satisfy University, College of Arts and Sciences, and Arabic major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ARAB 1115 Beginning Arabic 5
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
Math (Core I) 3
First Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
ARAB 1225 Beginning Arabic Continued 5
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
World Culture (Core IV) 3
 Credit Hours14
Sophomore
First Semester
ARAB 2013 Colloquial Arabic 3
ARAB 2113 Intermediate Arabic 3
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3
Western Culture (Core IV) 3
Natural Science without lab (Core II) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ARAB 2223 Intermediate Arabic Continued 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Major Support Requirement 3
Social Science (Core III) 3
Natural Science with lab (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours16
Junior
First Semester
ARAB 3113 Advanced Arabic 3
ARAB 3423 Advanced Arabic Composition 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ARAB 3223 Advanced Arabic (Continued) 3
MLLL 3413 Arabic Literature and Culture 3
Major Support Requirement 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000-level) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000-level) 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
ARAB 4413 Arabic Structure 3
ARAB 4433 Arabic Media and Politics 3
Arts & Humanities, upper-division, outside major (Gen. Ed.) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000-level) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000-level) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ARAB 4443 Readings in Islamic Religious Texts 3
ARAB 4993 Readings in Contemporary Arab Culture 3
MLLL 3453
or MLLL 3463

or
3
Arts & Humanities, upper-division, outside major (Gen. Ed.) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000-level) 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120