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Why Study Arabic?

  • Learn the language of over 300 million people
  • Arabic is the 5th most widely-spoken language in the world
  • Arabic is one of the 6 official languages of the UN
  • Become acquainted with a rich and diverse cultural heritage
  • There are dozens of government scholarships for Study Abroad Programs. Please check the Skelnar Center Website under Study Away Programs in Asian Studies
  • Gain a competitive edge in the job market

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages also offers these courses in Arabic Studies:

ARB 101-102: Introductory Arabic I and II 
ARB 170: Cultures of the Arabic-Speaking World (in English)
ARB 201-202: Intermediate Arabic I and II.  

An example of a recent Ex-term (January) course in Arabic is"Dangerous Liaisons: The US. and the Muslim Brotherhood, From the Suez Canal Crisis to ISIS" (taught in English). The Jan 2018 E-Term course will be  "Riots, Religion, and Rap: Arabic Poetry of Resistance."

For more information about BSC Arabic Program, please contact Dr. Lamia Benyoussef at