The Arabic and Middle East Studies major includes foreign language courses and those highlighting Middle East politics and culture. The importance of the Middle East in world affairs has grown in the past decade, and so has the need for workers who are trained in Arabic language and culture. Courses include:
Quranic Arabic and Related Texts
Media and Popular Culture in the Arabic-Speaking World
Classical Arabic Texts
Governments and Politics of the Middle East
Many graduates find jobs in journalism, international business and industry, government and foreign service. Others find jobs in translating, interpreting or consulting. A number of students have also gone on to complete graduate studies in similar areas.
Students are encouraged study abroad. Arabic and Middle East Studies majors have a unique opportunity to study abroad at the American University in Cairo.
Living-Learning Centers are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together. The Baylor and Beyond Living-Learning Center is ideal for students interested in language and culture.