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Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies | School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Arts & Sciences Building 152

100 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Email: arabic@uwyo.edu

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Arabic & The Middle East

School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Arabic Program

With over 400 million speakers worldwide and one of the United Nations official working languages, Arabic opens the door to an exciting world. Students can acquire strong language skills while also learning in-depth about the region and culture they read about daily in global news headlines. Offering small classroom settings and a native-speaking staff, UW provides students with a unique Arabic experience in Wyoming. Arabic students are highly encouraged to study abroad to enrich their learning, and UW supports this by providing an abundance of opportunities abroad.

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Middle East Studies Program

Beyond language acquistion, through the Middle East Studies Program, students can explore various topics allowing for a better understanding and appreciation of the Middle East. The University of Wyoming offers a variety of courses, from foreign policy to the history of Islam. Note: Courses may be cross-listed with other departments.

Example Courses Include:

  • ARBC 1010: First Year Arabic I
  • ARBC 3050: Modern Arabic and its Dialects
  • GWST 4335: Women and Islam
  • HIST 2320: History of Islam
  • RELI 3090: Middle East and Israel in Film
  • RELI 2330: Islam in the Modern World

Why Study Arabic?

Arabic is an ample field that offers many benefits. The expertise one gains through this program are boundless. Through the Arabic/Middle East Studies Program, UW students will attain these skills and benefits:

 

  • Gain Interdisciplinary Skills: Current UW students take Arabic and major in other fuled such as Education, Math, International studies, and Political Science

 

  • Cross-cultural Experience: Be exposed to other culutres, ideas, and langues through classes, study abroad experiences, and UW extracurriculars.

 

  • More Competitive Candidate: Less than 1% of college students study Arabic, and thus helping you stand out in any progressional field.  

 

  • High Demand: In recent years, U.S government agescies have expressed their need for citizens to be versatile in critical languages, especially Arabic because of U.S-Arab relations

 

 

Arabic in Wyoming

At first galace one would assume that Arabic is nonexistent in the state of Wyoming. However, Arabic is a growing field and new opportunities are bubbling up at University of Wyoming! There are advantages to study Arabic and Middle East Studies here at UW:

  • Funded Study Abroad Programs: UW has the LARGEST study abroad endownment of any Land Grant university in the U.S. UW has many other scholasrships to helps studnet fully fund their time abroad. 

 

  • Institutional Relationships: UW has unique relationships with institutions across the Middle East, specifically in Jordan, Tunisia, and Morocco. Look at our study abroad page to learn more about UW abroad opportunities.

 

  • Low Student-Teacher Ratio: Learn one of the most challenging languages in the world in intimate classroom settings. 

 

  • Importance of Arabic to the State of WY: The Wyoming National Guard (WNG) partners with the Republic of Tunisia, working under the U.S Department of Defense State Partnership Program. UW assists the WNG in facilitating translation and cultural-political awareness.

Career Paths

Arabic is a gateway into growing job markets and offers many attractive jobs. Given the U.S' relations with the Middle East, there are many jobs with U.S agencies but also numerous other job in varying fields:

  • Deperatment Of Defense, NSA, FBI,
  • IGO's: USAID, U.N,
  • Domestic/International Business
  • Engineering/Petroleum
  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Non-proft/NGO mangement

 

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Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies | School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Arts & Sciences Building 152

100 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Email: arabic@uwyo.edu

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