Program Director: Enaya Othman, Ph.D.

The interdisciplinary Arabic Language Studies and Culture Minor provides students with an understanding of the importance of the Arab world and Islamic cultures in today’s global community. Students will acquire intermediate proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in modern standard Arabic language and Levantine vernacular. Proficiency in the Arabic language and culture equips students for professional opportunities, which can be found in education, international business, law, nursing, social work, government and armed forces. It trains students in all aspects of language skills and connects language learning with other disciplines. The interdisciplinary minor includes an array of classes that provide students with knowledge of the major Arabic literary genres, linguistic skills, historical, religious, cultural, political, and geographical aspects of the Arab world and Islamic civilization. The Arabic Language Studies and Culture Minor is one of the important avenues that articulates Marquette’s Jesuit values and mission through enhancing students’ skills and awareness of world religion, language, and cultures, and thus prepares them as global citizens. Students in this program will acknowledge their role as peace and interfaith messengers and educators who willingly contribute to and promote understanding between American and Arab cultures through outreach and collaboration at local, national and international levels with communities, organizations and study abroad programs.


Ms. Ibtisam Abujad

Dr. Enaya Othman


International Education at Marquette

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