Arab Cultural Studies
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.
- Demonstrate a capacity to communicate orally and in writing in Arabic.
- Compare and contrast ethical principles and religious ceremonies within Muslim and Christian traditions.
- Identify the geographical boundaries and features of the Arab world.
- Describe the cultural achievements of the Arab world.
- Identify major historical eras in the Arab world.
- Evaluate the causes and consequences of political conflicts in the Arab world.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC's General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Arts degrees require at least 24 General Education credits total, including at least three credit hours from the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society & Culture: Complete the following:
Communication: Complete the following:
Computer Technology: Complete at least one of the following:
Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete the following:
Quantitative Literacy: Complete at least one of the following:
- MATH-100: Basic Technical Mathematics
- MATH-101: Mathematics for Health Careers
- MATH-103: Technical Mathematics
- MATH-104: Mathematics for Food Service Careers
- MATH-1091, MATH-1092, MATH-1093, and MATH-1094, OR MATH-110: Intermediate Algebra
- MATH-112: Trigonometry
- MATH-115: College Algebra
- MATH-121: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
- MATH-131: Mathematics for the Modern World
- MATH-141: Introduction to Statistics
- MATH-150: Finite Mathematics
- MATH-153: Calculus for Business, Life Science, and Social Sciences
- MATH-175: Precalculus
- MATH-180: Calculus I
- MATH-183: Calculus II
- MATH-221: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
- MATH-225: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III
- MATH-280: Calculus III
- MATH-283: Linear Algebra
- MATH-289: Differential Equations
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 24
Complete one course from the Wellness Group:
- BFN-141: Personal Finance
- COUN-110: Human Potential Seminar
- COUN-114: Stress Management - A Personal Approach
- COUN-119: Issues in Personal Growth
- COUN-125: Life Work Planning
- COUN-128: Active Parenting
- Any Heath and Physical Education (HPE) course
- Any Health and Physical Education Activity (HPEA) course
Humanities: Degree specific requirements for Humanities are fulfilled within the General Education Communication area and Required Core Courses area.
Science and Mathematics: Degree specific requirements for Science and Mathematics are fulfilled within the General Education Quantitative Literacy area and the Required Support Courses area.
Social Science: Degree specific requirements for Social Science are fulfilled within the General Education Civil Society and Culture group.
NOTE: For this program, Degree-Specific minimum credits: 2
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Michigan State University
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
Some occupations of Bachelors and Graduate-level Arab Culture majors are:
Students may wish to transfer out of state to continue their studies of Arab Culture at such academic institutions as: