Middle Eastern and Islamic World Studies

The Middle East has been, is still, and will be playing a significant role in the geopolitical and economic developments of the world. The minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic World Studies is a multidisciplinary course of study that combines the Arabic and Hebrew languages, with courses related to Middle Eastern and Islamic World civilizations, cultures, history, politics and religion. The program is designed to equip the students with the language skills, and introduce them to the cultures and historical backgrounds needed to understand and interact with citizens of the Middle Eastern countries both in the international community and at home.

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Arabic - Arabic is among the most widely spoken languages in the world and continues to be designated as a critical need and strategic language. National security and a sharp increase in both public and private sector employment opportunities for Arabic speakers have made Arabic one of the most popular offerings in foreign language studies. Students of a variety of educational backgrounds and programs of study will benefit from the study of Arabic at the College of Charleston.