What is the Arabic major like at Notre Dame?
"In addition to just the language requirement, you're also getting a feel for the culture, the literature classes on the modern Middle East, and Middle Eastern politics," said Arabic major Natalie Armbruster. "You will be amazed how quickly you really do learn this."
In Arabic, you'll take classes like:
- The 1001 Nights
- Modern Middle East
- Modern Arab Poetry
- Islamic Theology
- Justice and Peace-building
- Islamic Law and Ethics
- Modern Arab Thought
- Arab Society and Culture
Arabic majors pursue their passions while developing skills such as language proficiency, intercultural competence, critical thinking, and analysis.
After graduation, students go on to top graduate and professional schools and work in a variety of professions and industries. First jobs include:
- Middle Eastern studies intern, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
- Military analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Operational support technician, FBI
- Case manager, U.S. House of Representatives
- Library technician, Library of Congress
“The Arabic language is integral to political science, to history, to commerce, and definitely to religion," said Arabic major Brian Conlon. "There's just so much that it has to offer."
“The Arabic language is integral to political science, to history, to commerce, and definitely to religion. There's just so much that it has to offer.”