The Arabic Major and Minor at Davidson

The Arab Studies Department adheres to the philosophy that the study of the Arabic language cannot be separated from the study of the rich Arabic culture.

Students may apply for a major in Arab Studies through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Elementary and Intermediate Arab Studies courses, which are highly interactive, focus on giving students a strong foundation in the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Courses You Might Take

HIS 176

The Middle East 1453 - Present


History of the Middle East from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Cultural aspects of contact and conflict between the Middle East and the West and of Islam's response to the challenge of modernity. …

ARB 334

Contemp Arab Cinema(in transl)


This course will examine the contemporary Middle East and North Africa through documentary and film. Students will gain a better understanding of the mosaics of history, culture(s) and politics of the region. We will explore an assortment of…

ARB 202

Intermediate Arabic II


Continuation of Intermediate Arabic I. 

ARB 201 or placement.  (Spring)