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International Letters and Cultures (Arabic Studies) (BA)
The BA program in international letters and cultures with a concentration in Arabic studies provides critical and cultural diversity in advanced Arabic language and literature that enriches ASU students' undergraduate experience; helps them gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the culture, literature and traditions of the vast Arabic-speaking world; and prepares them for the job market. The Arabic studies concentration benefits students interested in academic research and careers in public and diplomatic service as well as in national security. This concentration complements existing degree programs in the School of International Letters and Culture and enhances studies in social science disciplines such as political science and global studies, and in humanities fields including anthropology, history, philosophy and religious studies.
ASU students of all levels, interests, and majors can enhance their ASU experience and career opportunities through a minor or certificate in Arabic studies. The minor, certificate, and individual courses are offered through the ASU Classics and Middle Eastern Studies program within the School of International Letters and Cultures.
The certificate in Arabic studies provides undergraduate and graduate students with skills that will enable and qualify them to communicate effectively in Arabic. Simultaneously, students gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the culture, literature and traditions of the vast Arabic-speaking world. The certificate provides critically needed educational and cultural diversity that will enrich students' experience and prepare them for life as employees and employers with an added advantage the program gives them in the job market, given the demonstrably high need for graduates with Arabic knowledge. Learn more.
Arabic Studies Minor
The minor in Arabic studies provides students with instruction in Modern Standard Arabic as well as Arabic culture and literature. Students who successfully complete the prescribed coursework will be able to effectively communicate in Arabic and interact with native speakers of Arabic. Literature courses expand students' knowledge in Arabic, Middle East, and Islamic culture and civilization. Students of all academic disciplines doing research or seeking employment in areas related to the Middle East or parts of the Arab world will find the minor in Arabic highly beneficial. Learn more.