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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Arabic

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Arabic

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =312
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Arabic is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world and one of six official languages of the United Nations. The Arabic program gives students a strong foundation in Modern Standard Arabic, and offers a wide range of courses - taught in English - on modern and classical Arabic literatures, cinema, gender and other cultural topics. In addition, the program sponsors or co-sponsors a diverse range of cultural events and activities throughout the academic year. Arabic may be taken either to fulfill a foreign language requirement, or as a major on its own. Thus students enrolled in Arabic language and culture classes come from a variety of backgrounds. The Arabic program works in close collaboration with other majors at the university, in particular the Middle Eastern Studies major. The Arabic major offers students a strong foundation in the Arabic language, as well as provides training to critically engage with Arabic literary and cultural activities, such as cinema and other media. Our major prepares students for careers in NGOs, journalism, academia, business, law, diplomacy, or technology – wherever knowledge of Arabic language and cultures is a valuable asset. The major in Arabic requires ten courses in all: nine courses beyond Arabic 4, plus one approved course in a different department. Of the nine departmental courses, four must be Arabic language-based courses, while five must be selected from available departmental Arabic culture courses. Language requirement Four Arabic language-based courses above Arabic 4: Arabic 21; Arabic 22; Arabic 121; Arabic 122; or, further advanced Arabic language-based courses (subject to approval of the Director of Arabic). Students who place higher than Arabic 21 upon entry into the program are expected to complete ten courses in all, in consultation with the Director of Arabic. Culture requirement Five departmental Arabic literature or culture courses. Two of these five required courses may be filled by approved courses taken outside of the Medford campus. Related course One course in a topic related to Arabic or the Middle East offered outside of Tufts' Arabic Program. Courses in this category are subject to the approval of the Director of Arabic.