Apr 16, 2024  
2023/2024 University Catalog 
    
2023/2024 University Catalog

Islamic and Arabic Studies, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences


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(Major Code: 15103) (SIMS Code: 115103)

The adviser for this major is Dr. Hisham S. Foad, Department of Economics.

All candidates for a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

A minor is not required with this major.

Impacted Program

The Islamic and Arabic Studies major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the Islamic and Arabic Studies major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Preparation for the Major


Students must select either the Arabic studies or Islamic studies specialization to complete preparation for the major.

Language Requirement


The language requirement for graduation is automatically fulfilled through coursework for preparation for the major.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


Completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Major


Students must select either the Arabic studies or Islamic studies specialization to complete the major.

Language Requirement for the B.A. Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences


Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements ” for additional ways to satisfy competency.

Students electing the study of Arabic to fulfill the language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences must successfully complete ARAB 201  or the equivalent level of achievement. The usual sequence of coursework is

High School Equivalents


High school courses in a language other than English may be used for purposes of placement in college courses and may be counted toward meeting the language requirement in various majors. These high school courses will not count as college credit toward graduation.

Secondary school language courses can be used as follows:

  1. The first two years of high school level language count as the equivalent of the first semester of a college level course.
  2. The first three years of high school level language count as the equivalent of the first two college semesters.
  3. Four years of high school level language count as the equivalent of three college semesters, thus fulfilling the language requirement.

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