Learning Goals

  • Demonstrate broad comprehensive knowledge of the Arab World, and the ability to integrate it, through multidisciplinary study of language, culture, politics, history and economics.
  • Demonstrate expertise in one of the following concentrations: Politics, Economics and Business, Development, History, Culture and Society and Women and Gender.
  • Understand and engage critically with the theoretical and methodological paradigms most appropriate for the study of the Arab World.
  • Develop skills of analytical and integrative thinking, and learn to communicate effectively and creatively for different audiences and purposes.
  • Acquire basic and advanced research skills, including fluency with relevant print and virtual bibliographic and research guides on the Arab World.
  • Demonstrate superior research, writing and speaking abilities on Arab, Islamic and Middle Eastern affairs.
  • Acquire the cultural skills sufficient to function professionally in the region.
  • Display deep understanding of the Arab World in its contemporary global environment—political, economic and cultural, with particular attention to relations to its complex interactions with the United States.
  • Attain proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic through the utilization of fundamental reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, and be able to communicate clearly and concisely in written and spoken form.
  • Uphold the values of Georgetown University’s founding traditions and its principled commitments to intellectual openness and diversity, justice and the common good.