Succinct Analytical Writing
Write succinct analytical papers on Middle Eastern events or topics in which students situate the event or topic in its broader context (geographical, political, religious, historical, etc.)
Substantive Research Papers
Write substantive research papers which integrate extensive background knowledge and personal experience in the Middle East
Explain and analyze Middle Eastern events or topics in significant oral presentations.
Perform skilled library and internet research on Middle Eastern topics
Speak an Arabic dialect at the ACTFL Advanced Level, demonstrating an ability to negotiate both survival and basic professional situations
Read and understand Arabic newspapers fluently, specifically front page, international page and Arab World page news articles, without the use of a dictionary or other aids.
Arabic Research Sources
Research using Arabic sources.
Gospel principles of respect
Understand and apply gospel principles of appreciation and respect for cultural and religious differences and similarities.
Exhibit understanding of Middle Eastern culture, humanities, geography, history, politics and religion while studying and living in the Middle East for an extended period of time.