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.
Total credits required for degree: 39-40 credits
CLCS 4610: What Matters (3 credits)
WRTG 4050: Writing & Cultural Rhetorics
ARAB 4040: Mastering Arabic through Debate (3 credits)
ARAB 4050: Business Arabic (3 credits)
PERS 4880: God, Love, and Mysticism (3 credits)
WLC Signature Practicum Experience (3 credits)
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!