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. Breadcrumb foreign language arabic major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment 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 CoursesLN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES Sample ElectivesLA371 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. Honor Societies:Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor SocietyGolden Key - International Honour SocietyPhi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor SocietyTo learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.