Arabic Studies

Minor


Overview

By minoring in Arabic Studies, students will develop basic grasp of the Arabic language, obtain a broad knowledge of the Arab culture and region, and gain familiarity with different historical and political perspectives on the Arab region.

What is Arabic?

  1. Arabic is a Semitic language with very long history and rich literature.
  2. It is spoken natively in more than 20 countries and by more than 300 million speakers.
  3. It is the main language of Islamic liturgy and texts and is learned by Muslims around the world.
  4. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
  5. The Arabic script is used for writing Arabic and several other languages of Asia and Africa, such as Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Sindhi, among others.

Why Choose Arabic?

  1. Arabic speakers are in high demand, especially for US government and transnational companies.
  2. Proficiency in Arabic is a critical asset that opens up career opportunities the global market.
  3. Knowledge of Arabic is key for understanding the Arab culture and people.
  4. It puts you ahead of the rest by showcasing your interest in something different.
  5. It gives you access to a rich history and a long literary tradition.
  6. It is a critical need language that serve as a bridge for understanding multiple perspectives on international relations and politics.

Career Application

With the Arabic Studies Minor and the knowledge of the Arabic language and culture, you will gain access to jobs in
business, social work, public policy, international affairs, tourism, political analysis, and diplomacy.

Arabic Club

The Arabic Club creates various activities to engages students with interest in the Arabic language and culture, including conversation tables, movie nights, cooking classes, group discussions, and guest lectures. Come join us if you're interested!

Arabic Club

Practice Arabic with your fellow students while learning about and enjoying Middle-Eastern culture.

Get Involved

Study Abroad

Study languages in their native contexts and gain greater understanding of the ways that language influences populations and cultures.

TALC Language Labs

Studying language at USU? Visit the Technology Assisted Language Center to print assignments, visit with tutors, and read native language media.

Alumni Advice

Program Advisors

Abdulkafi Albirini

Abdulkafi Albirini

Professor, Arabic Language Coordinator, MSLT Program Co-Director

(435) 797-8630
Main 202H
abdulkafi.albirini@usu.edu

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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