2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arabic Associate of Arts


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The curriculum in the Arabic program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts in Arabic degree by providing the necessary breadth in the field. Students who complete the Associate in Arts Degree in Arabic will have more opportunities in government business, medicine, law, technology, industry, marketing and other related fields.

An Arabic degree provides students with more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are different, teaches and encourages respect for other peoples: it fosters an understanding of the interrelation of language and human nature, appreciation of other ways of life, different systems of belief, and different ways of constructing knowledge, and, perhaps most importantly, a better understanding of the world in which they live and leads to an appreciation of cultural diversity. The curriculum in the Arabic program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts (AA) in Arabic degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Reading Comprehension Upon completion of this program, students will accurately interpret written sections in Arabic.
  • Listening Comprehension Students who complete this program will be able to accurately interpret spoken language in Arabic.
  • Speaking and Conversation Students who complete this program will have proficient conversational skills in Arabic.
  • History, Politics, Literature, Culture and Art upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate knowledge of the history, politics, literature, culture and arts of the Arabic speaking countries as well as people who speak Arabic.

Total Units for the Major: 25


Associate of Arts Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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