Arabic Language & Culture: Communicating with Arabic Speakers

Arts and Humanities

Arabic Language & Culture: Communicating with Arabic Speakers

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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    Arts and Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit

    Contact Info
    • Name: Rebecca Doran
    • Email:
    • Phone: Please contact by email
    • Location: 210-11 Merrick
  • Recommended for
    All Students.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

Cognate Categories


Centered on the Arabic language and culture courses offered by MLL, this cognate covers the linguistic skills and cultural competencies needed to communicate within an Arabic-speaking environment and to interpret the cultural products of the Arab world. The introductory and intermediate language courses teach oral and written communication and cover cultural practices and norms through examples from history, literature, and visual media. Thus they teach students how to communicate in the language and according to its cultural codes. The advanced language course continues to teach oral and written communication while delving into literary and cultural analysis. The advanced courses taught in English engage students in the analysis and interpretation of themes and issues present in literature, film, and other cultural products from the Arabic-speaking world.

Option Groups

Complete at least 1 of the following option groups:

*Indicates an inactive course

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