Arab Cultural Studies Associate in Arts (Associate in Arts, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Arts

Program Description


Provides a rigorous academic foundation on which to continue advanced study at major colleges and universities specializing in Arabic language, literature, and cultures. The comprehensive curriculum not only offers the opportunity to develop specific skills, as in translation and foreign language, but also cultivates an informed perspective essential to the practice of public diplomacy within local, national, and international contexts. This program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Arabic, Arab Americans, and Middle Eastern cultures.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a capacity to communicate orally and in writing in Arabic.
  2. Compare and contrast ethical principles and religious ceremonies within Muslim and Christian traditions.
  3. Identify the geographical boundaries and features of the Arab world.
  4. Describe the cultural achievements of the Arab world.
  5. Identify major historical eras in the Arab world.
  6. Evaluate the causes and consequences of political conflicts in the Arab world.
Career Opportunities

Some occupations of Bachelors and Graduate-level Arab Culture majors are:

  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Translator
  • Researcher
  • Community Organizer
  • Attorney
  • Homeland Security Professional
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Students may wish to transfer out of state to continue their studies of Arab Culture at such academic institutions as:

  • New York University, New York, NY
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

  • General Education

    Category 3: Mathematics
    Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
    Category 6: Natural Sciences
    Complete 7 hours including a lab-based course from a different disciplines.
    Credit Hours

    See General Education Requirements for details.

    Degree-Specific Requirements

    Computer Technology: Complete any one
    Credit Hours

    Program Requirements


    Complete additional 100-level, or higher, courses to complete the requirements for this degree.

    Elective Hours
    Minimum Total Credit Hours
    Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.