Asian Studies–Arab Cultures Concentration, A.A.-B.A.
This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation.
Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.
This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Asian Studies–Arab Cultures Concentration B.A. degree.
North Carolina Community College
|UGETC||English composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)||6|
|UGETC||Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications (3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)||9|
|UGETC||Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)||9|
|UGETC||Mathematics (see UGETC list below)||3-4|
|UGETC||Natural Sciences (see UGETC list below)||4|
Additional General Education Courses
|ARA 111||Elementary Arabic I (UNC ARAB 101) 2||3|
|ARA 112||Elementary Arabic II (UNC ARAB 102) 2||3|
|ARA 211||Intermediate Arabic I (UNC ARAB 203) 2||3|
|ARA 212||Intermediate Arabic II (UNC ARAB 204) 1, 3||3|
Other Required Hours
|ACA 122||College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)||1|
|Total Community College Hours||60|
Required in the major.
Prerequisite for major courses. The first three levels of Arabic (ARAB) can count toward the General Education Global Language requirement and have not been included as additional hours for the major. ARAB 203 transfer credit will fulfill the IDEAs in Action GLBL-LANG requirement.
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies requires that all students with prior knowledge of Arabic take a placement test. The beginning language course at UNC is decided by the placement (not by test credit or transfer credit). Students are encouraged to take all four levels of the language at the NCCC if they are able.
|ARAB 150||Introduction to Arab Cultures 1, 2||3|
|or ARAB 151||Arabic Literature through the Ages|
|LFIT ---||Lifetime Fitness||1|
|Minor course #1 or Sup Gen Ed course #1||3|
|Electives or IDEAs in Action Requirements||8|
|ARAB 204||Intermediate Arabic II 1, 3||4|
|Major Culture Course 1, 4||3|
|Minor course #2 or Sup Gen Ed course #2||3|
|Minor course #3 or Sup Gen Ed course #3||3|
|Elective or IDEAs in Action Requirement||3|
|ARAB 305||Advanced Arabic I 1||3|
|Two major culture courses 1, 4||6|
|Minor course #4 or elective||3|
|Elective or IDEAs in Action Requirement||3|
|ARAB 306||Advanced Arabic II 1||3|
|ARAB 300||Arabic Grammar and Composition 1||3|
|Major culture course 1, 4||3|
|Minor course #5 or elective||3|
|Electives or IDEAs in Action Requirements||6|
Required in the major.
It is recommended that students take this course either prior to or concurrent with upper-level Arabic literature and culture classes.
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies requires that all students with prior knowledge of Arabic take a placement test. The beginning language course at UNC is decided by the placement (not by test credit or transfer credit).
This Pathway is based on the assumption that a student with four semesters of Arabic at community college will place into ARAB 204, because this is a common outcome.
Elementary Arabic (ARAB 101 & ARAB 102) and/or Intermediate Arabic (ARAB 203 & ARAB 204) are sometimes offered in summer, so a student whose initial placement was below ARAB 305 might be able to start Arabic language courses the summer before their first fall at UNC-CH.
Please see the Arabic literature and culture courses list.
UGETC Course List (A.A. Curriculum)
|English Composition (two courses)||6|
|ENG 111||Writing & Inquiry 1|
|ENG 112||Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (three courses from at least two different disciplines)||9|
|ART 111||Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)|
|ART 114||Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)|
|ART 115||Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)|
|COM 120||Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR|
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
|DRA 111||Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)|
|ENG 231||American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2|
|ENG 232||American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2|
|ENG 241||British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2|
|ENG 242||British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2|
|MUS 110||Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)|
|MUS 112||Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)|
|PHI 215||Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2|
|PHI 240||Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2|
|Social/Behavioral Science (three coures from at least two different disciplines)||9|
|ECO 251||Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3|
|ECO 252||Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3|
|HIS 111||World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)|
|HIS 112||World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)|
|HIS 131||American History I (UNC HIST 127)|
|HIS 132||American History II (UNC HIST 128)|
|POL 120||American Government (UNC POLI 100)|
|PSY 150||General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)|
|SOC 210||Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)|
|Mathematics (select one course)||3-4|
|MAT 143||Quantitative Literacy (UNC MATH 118)|
|MAT 152||Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155)|
|MAT 171||Pre-calculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)|
|Natural Sciences (select 4 SCH from the following courses):||4|
|AST 111/111A||Descriptive Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)|
|AST 151/151A||General Astronomy I and lab I (UNC ASTR 101/100L)|
|BIO 110||Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)|
|BIO 111||General Biology (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103)|
|CHM 151||General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101/101L)|
|GEL 111||Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101/101L)|
|PHY 110/110A||Conceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)|
IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:
COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522 (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.
Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.
Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.
ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.
Applying to Carolina
- The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides information about the application process for transfer students.
Advising and Community College Course Selection
- For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
- Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.
- To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the transfer credit list for your community college campus.