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Arabic language at the University of Utah is part of the interdisciplinary program in Middle East Studies through the Middle East Center. The department offers courses and resources designed to train students in Modern Standard Arabic at all stages of proficiency, including some instruction in spoken dialects of the language. In addition to four years of language learning, Arabic literature and culture courses are also available. While developing Arabic reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills, the comprehensive coursework allows advanced students to be immersed in the language and to discuss Arabic texts from various periods of Arab and Islamic history.

Students desiring an Arabic major or minor pursue the interdisciplinary major in Middle East Studies-Arabic Emphasis or one of two associated minors, which are advised by the International and Area Studies Advisors.

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Last Updated: 7/31/18