About the WLC Major: Arabic Emphasis
A major in World Languages and Cultures: Arabic includes 21-22 credits in the Arabic emphasis, combined with 9 core credits, 6 perspective elective credits, and a 3-credit practicum for a total of 39-40 credits. This comparative approach allows students to gain a depth of knowledge in their chosen emphasis, while also exploring a breadth of topics in global cultural studies. Read more about the program below.
A major in World Languages and Cultures: Arabic includes 21-22 credits in the Arabic emphasis, combined with 9 core credits, 6 perspective elective credits, and a 3-credit practicum for a total of 39-40 credits. This comparative approach allows students to gain a depth of knowledge in their chosen emphasis, while also exploring a breadth of topics in global cultural studies.
WLC Major: Arabic Emphasis Curriculum Degree Requirements
Total credits required for degree: 39-40 credits
WLC Core Courses
Complete all of the following (9 credits)
WLC 2010: Introduction to Literature and Culture (3 credits)
CLCS 3610: Thinking Comparatively (3 credits)
CLCS 4610: What Matters (3 credits)
Comparative Perspectives Electives
Complete 6 credits of the following
Comparative electives are designed to provide students with wide global perspectives and thus cannot come from the languages/regions used in their emphasis.
CL CV4550: Ancient Myth and Religion (taught in English)
CLCS 3720: Empathy, Medicine, and the Human Condition (taught in English)
CLCS 3900: African Cinema (taught in English)
CLCS 4900: Special Topics (taught in English)
HINDI 4630: Bollywood - Seeing India through Indo-Pakistani Film
HINDI 4610: Indo-Pakistan Literature and Media
JAPAN 4570: Multicultural Japan (taught in English)
JAPAN/KOREA 4580: Japanese Empire to Korean Wave: Popular Culture in Motion (taught in English)
PERS 4325: Hyphenated Lives: Muslim-Americans in the U.S. (taught in English)
PTGSE 4710: Luso-Brazilian Cinema (taught in English)
RUSS 3580: Russia and Asia (taught in English)
ANTH 3110: Women Cross Culturally
ANTH 3134: Language, Thought and Culture: Anthropology of the Human Mind
COMM 3770: Cross Cultural Documentary
COMM 5620: International Communication
ENGL 3600: Introduction to Critical Theory
ENGL 3780: Global/Transnational Literature
ENGL 5775: Holocaust Literature
ETHNC 5350: Diaspora, Transnationalism & US Community
FILM 3110: History of Film until 1952
FILM 3120: History of Film from 1952
FILM 3270: The Foreign Eye: Exilic, Diasporic, and Border Cinema
LING 3470: Language and Culture
LING 3600: Cross Cultural Communication
MUSC 3600: World Music
PHIL 3640: World Religions
SOC 3741: Migrants & Communities
THEA 4701: Gender on the Global Stage
WRTG 4010: Writing across Borders
WRTG 4050: Writing & Cultural Rhetorics
Complete all of the following (13 credits)
ARAB 2020: Intermediate Arabic II (4 credits) ARAB 3010: Third Year Arabic I (3 credits)
ARAB 3020: Third Year Arabic II (3 credits)
ARAB 4040: Mastering Arabic through Debate (3 credits)
ARAB 4050: Business Arabic (3 credits)
Complete 8 credits of the following (at least five must come from ARAB)
ARAB 3600: Intermediate Arabic Conversation - Egyptian Dialect (1 credit; may be repeated)
ARAB 4273: Egyptian Film and Culture (Taught in English) (3 credits)
ARAB 4880: Special Topics (3 credits)
ARAB 3903: Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum (CLAC; 1 credit; may be repeated up to 3 times)
ARAB 4040: Mastering Arabic through Debate - Advanced Arabic Skills (3 credits)
ARAB 4050: Business Arabic - Advanced Arabic Skills (3 credits)
HIST 3398: History of the Middle East 1798-1914 (3 credits)
HIST 3400: Middle East since 1914 (3 credits)
MID E 3880: Religion & Fashion of Mid East (3 credits)
MID E 4549: Major Issues in Middle Eastern History (Taught in English; 3 credits)
MID E 3880: Oil in the Middle East (Taught in English; 3 credits)
MID E 4880: Special Topics (3 credits)
MID E: International Relations of the Middle East
PERS 4325: Hyphenated Lives: Muslim-Americans in the U.S. (3 credits)
PERS 4880: God, Love, and Mysticism (3 credits)
WLC Signature Practicum Experience
Complete all of the following (3 credits)
WLC Signature Practicum Experience (3 credits)
WLC Major - ARABIC EMPHASIS Worksheet WLC PracticuM OPTIONS
Students with advanced language skills (e.g., native speakers, heritage speakers, students who have lived for an extended period abroad) should not enroll in first, second, and some third-year courses. If you do not know what your language level is or if you think your situation justifies petitioning for an exception, contact the WLC advisors before enrolling in classes. For pedagogical reasons, the department reserves the right to remove advanced speakers who have not successfully petitioned from classes not appropriate for their language level.
View Fall 2022 courses for the WLC: Arabic Emphasis Major.
Learning abroad is the opportunity to live, study and intern abroad while completing your degree here at the University of Utah. Learning Abroad helps connect you to over 500+ program options in over 50 countries, many of which are great for improving your proficiency in another language. Learn more about Learning Abroad by visiting learningabroad.utah.edu and completing Learning Abroad 101.
To get started, see below for program options for Arabic.
For questions, email Learning Abroad at email@example.com, call them at 801-581-5849, or visit in person at Union 159.
U of U faculty lead students on short-term programs centered on specific coursework, which is commonly integrated into your major or minor requirements. When participating on a faculty-led program you have the benefit of taking U of U courses abroad that combine in-country experiential learning with classwork.
- Intensive Arabic Language and Area Studies in Egypt (FLAS eligible)
The U partners with external organizations (Affiliates) to expand where you can go and what you can study on a learning abroad program. Affiliates offer programs at study centers, local institutions, or a combination of both in the host country. Programs are commonly structured around a particular theme or topic, such as "Language, Culture, and Society". Program options can also include internships, service learning & community engagement opportunities.
- Arabic focused affiliate programs: click here
- Note: FLAS eligible summer programs available
Arabic is an approved language for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, a federally funded awards offered through the University of Utah's Asia Center. These scholarships provide funding for undergraduate and graduate students who study modern foreign languages and related area studies, and students learning Arabic are encouraged to apply!
M. A. Mujeeb KhanAssistant Professor
Shereen SalahInstructor (Lecturer) and Arabic Program Coordinator