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.