Arabic Studies & Arab World Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Arabic Studies

Gain an edge in a vast variety of fields by learning to speak, listen, read and write in Arabic — a language in critical global demand.

Distinguish yourself in fields including diplomacy, intelligence, engineering, business and international development.

Bucknell's program includes both Modern Standard Arabic and Spoken Arabic (colloquial Levantine dialects). Your faculty will bring cultural context alive with authentic materials such as Arabic newspapers and magazines, songs and videos, Middle Eastern cuisine and video conferences with native speakers.

The program is designed to get you speaking the language as quickly as possible — by the end of the first year, your classes will be conducted almost entirely in Arabic.

Minor in Arabic Studies

The Arabic studies minor consists of five interdisciplinary courses. For assistance with class sequencing, contact:

Professor Martin Isleem, director of the Arabic Studies Program
martin.isleem@bucknell.edu

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Study Abroad

The Sphinx in Egypt

Immerse Yourself in the Language

Students majoring in Arabic are strongly encouraged to participate in an approved study abroad program in any Arabic-speaking country. Consult with an Arabic faculty member for planning assistance.

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Arabic Studies

Location

172 Coleman Hall