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Arabic Language Certificate

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Arabic Language Certificate

This certificate is designed for non-native speakers of Arabic, and is offered at the level of attaining a basic expertise and knowledge in Arabic language skills and culture. This certificate comprises four in-depth courses of basic communication skills in Arabic by developing competency in basic to low-intermediate skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. To earn the Arabic Language Certificate, students must complete a total of 16 credits, earning a C or better in each of the following courses: ARABIC 101, 102, 203, 204. 


No more than 4 credits earned at other institutions may apply toward the certificate and no more than 4 credits may be taken pass/fail. The Department will determine course equivalencies from other institutions and allowances for AP credit. The University undergraduate certificate fee will apply.


Proficiency Exam Requirement


Students who earn this certificate are also required to take an exit proficiency exam at the end of the academic term in which they complete the last course of the certificate. Students must pass the STAMP exam at the intermediate level in order to earn the certificate. This exam requires a fee.

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