Foreign Language: Arabic Major

Foreign Language: Arabic Major

Foreign Language: Arabic

Major

The Middle East is the cradle of civilization, is the birthplace of the world’s three great monotheistic religions, and stands at the center of both the global economy and many of the key strategic military and political alliances of the United States.

As an Arabic major, cadets will develop their linguistic interest and aptitude by broadening and deepening their mastery of one of civilization’s great cultures.  

The curriculum can accommodate learners of all skill levels, teaching both Modern Standard Arabic (Fusha) and the Levantine (Shami) dialect simultaneously. This proficiency will give cadets the skills they need to succeed both as a consumer and practitioner of the language. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

LN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES

 

Sample Electives

LA371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE ARABIC 

LA372 ARABIC FOR ORAL & WRITTEN COMM  

LA470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN ARABIC 

LA472 COLLOQUIAL ARABIC 

LA475 ARABIC RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA  

LA476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - ARABIC 

LA483 ARAB CIVILIZATION I 

LA485 ARABIC LITERATURE I 

LN440A ARABIC IN CULTURAL CONTEXT 

LN488 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS 

LN491 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT I 

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Foreign Language - Arabic Major Curriculum.

Cadets can join the Model Arab League and compete against other universities, or explore Arab language and culture through films, cuisine, and trip sections in the Arabic Forum. Cadets can also apply to spend a semester abroad or experience a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience, in places such Jordan, Oman, and Morocco. 

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.