Elementary and intermediate level language courses are offered in Arabic as well as courses taught in English about culture, civilization and literature.

Arabic is one of the critical languages as labeled by the US government. It is one of the six official languages of the UN. It is also the official language of the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conference, and the African Union. Arabic is spoken in 22 countries (300 million people) and also it is the liturgical language for over one billion Muslims. Proficiency in Arabic language offers Marquette students valuable linguistic, cultural and professional experience. It also promotes diversity and “fosters the personal and professional excellence” of our students. The Arabic minor will provide students with a practical and marketable command of the Arabic language, as well as a cultural understanding, both important tools in today’s global world. Proficiency in Arabic language and culture will equip students for growing jobs which can be found in education, international business, law, nursing, social work, and government. Students with a good command of the Arabic language will be able to find good jobs in national and international institutions, with interesting possibilities for promotion and greater responsibilities.



Dr. Enaya Othman
Mr. Abdellatif Oulhaj


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