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The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at James Madison University offers a major and a minor in Arabic. The Arabic minor is a program that began in the academic year 2009-2010. The program has been successful and has resulted in the formation of an Arabic major which has been offered from the academic year 2012-2013. Students completing either of these programs will have a better knowledge of Arabic language and a broad perspective on literature and culture of the Arabic-speaking world.

Why Take Arabic Courses?
- To satisfy the 2-year foreign language requirement.
- To satisfy 3 years of a foreign language requirement.
- To obtain a minor in Arabic.
- To major in Arabic.
- Arabic courses may be counted towards the following programs:
          (1) the International Business major (;
          (2) the Middle East track in the International Affairs major (;
          (3) the minor in Middle Eastern Communities and Migrations (;
          (4) the minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (;
    and (5) the minor in World Literature (


Name E-mail
Shahin, Aram

Alhassani, Israa

Al Saadun, Nasser

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