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Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, B.A.

Graduates earning a bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies from Hood College:

  1. Ability to read and write at the intermediate-mid level in Arabic according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines through:
    • Understanding non-complex texts that convey basic information and deal with basic personal and social topics as well as understand short connected texts featuring description and narration, and
    • Writing simple communications, compositions and requests for information that express personal preferences and talk about common events.
  2. Ability to speak and understand spoken discourse at the intermediate-mid level in Arabic according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines through:
    • Engaging in a variety of non-complicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations, and
    • Understanding simple sentence-length speech in a variety of basic personal and social contexts.
  3. Ability to do research effectively and evaluate sources of various kinds in both Arabic and in English through:
    • Analyzing, interpreting and presenting research in narrative form.
  4. Ability to understand and compare the values of the different cultures and ethnicities of the Arab world and the Middle East at large through:
    • Defining, understanding and interpreting cultural and/or social interactions between different cultures and ethnicities of the Arabic-speaking world and the Middle East at large.