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Arabic Language and Culture

Studying Arabic is one step to joining the ranks of international business men and women…Learning (Arabic) is becoming part of a world-class education. - Jacob Lumbroso, Cultural Writer  

Why Study Arabic Language and Culture?

Arabic is spoken by 250 million people and is the official language of 22 countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Syria, Libya and Morocco. It is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, as well as one of the oldest. Known for making significant contributions in mathematics, science, architecture and literature, Arabic Culture gave us, among other things, the numerals we use today and the Alexandria Library, the grandest in the ancient world, from which modern libraries continue to derive their design and function.

Arabic Language and Culture Courses at Macomb

In Macomb’s Arabic Language and Culture Courses, you will gain a working knowledge of the Arabic Language and a greater understanding of Arabic Culture.  In addition to Modern Standard Arabic, you will also have the opportunity to learn the spoken dialects: Egyptian, Levantine or Moroccan, and to expand your knowledge of Arabic Culture through exposure to Arabic media, video and audio.        

The Arabic Language and Culture Courses at Macomb are:

  • Introduction to Arabic Language and Culture
  • Elementary Arabic 2
  • Intermediate Arabic 1    

Career Opportunities with Advanced Degrees in Arabic Language and Culture

Career Opportunities for those who master a second language include those in education, government, international business and as a language translator or interpreter, with those holding advanced degrees better positioned to take advantage of the opportunities available.   

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Language and Culture

Credits earned in Macomb’s Arabic Language and Culture Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and may be applied to a Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Language and Culture.   

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Language and Culture or another field, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Arabic Language and Culture Courses?

For more information on Macomb’s Arabic Language and Culture Courses, contact the Associate Dean at South Campus: 585.445.7251 or AandSsouth@macomb.edu, or at Center Campus: 586.286.2282 or AandScenter@macomb.edu.  

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