Arab Cultural Studies

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Arts
Year Established: 
Humanities - (313) 845-9634 -

The Associates in Arts degree in Arab Cultural Studies takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Arabic, Arab Americans and Middle Eastern cultures. The Program affords students 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 fluency, but also cultivates an informed perspective essential to the practice of public diplomacy within local, national and international contexts.

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 to out-state universities to continue their studies of Arab Culture at institutions such as: • New York University, New York, NY • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Michigan State University
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Arts Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Arts degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.