Bachelor of Arts


Bachelor of Arts (Arabic Studies)

BA (Arabic Studies) Structure

Sheridan College's Bachelor of Arts (Arabic Studies) program is a three-year undergraduate program for students interested in preparing for employment in industry as an Arabic specialist, or as a pathway towards postgraduate research in Arabic Studies.

The BA (Arabic Studies) comprises 6 core Arabic language units and 4 elective units specific to the Arabic Studies discipline, 3 research-oriented units, 2 core humanities and social sciences units, 3 core Christian Studies units, and electives chosen from other academic disciplines.

Each unit is worth 3 credit points, with the exception of the Research Project which is worth 6 credit points, for a total of 72 credit points. Click here to download the Course Guide for the BA (Arabic Studies).

Units in the BA (Arabic Studies) major include:


Arabic Studies Core (6 units)

  • Introductory Arabic 1
  • Introductory Arabic 2
  • Elementary Arabic 1
  • Elementary Arabic 2
  • Intermediate Arabic 1
  • Intermediate Arabic 2


Arabic Studies Electives (choose 4 units)

  • Cultures of the Middle East
  • Arab Women's Poetry
  • Arabia Before Islam
  • Yemen in the Arab World
  • Understanding Islamic Finance


Research Core (3 units)

  • RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
  • RS292 Research Methods
  • RS393 Research Project (Arabic Studies)


Humanities and Social Sciences Core (3 units)

  • HU140 Creative Thinking
  • HU250 Critical Thinking and Ethics

Common Core (3 units)

  • CS100 Introduction to Christianity
  • CS200 Survey of the Bible
  • CS300 Christianity as a Worldview


General Electives (choose 5 units)

  • Choose from selected units within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, or from another faculty.
  • All units available in Sheridan courses are listed in the Unit List


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