Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis is located in St. Louis, Missouri, and was founded in 1853. The university serves over 7,000 undergraduate students, and its campus is 169 acres. The university is best known for its sciences programs and focuses heavily on science research.
The University's Arabic program is housed in the Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages Department. The department is devoted to the study of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern languages and literatures; the history and cultures of the Near East; and the Jewish and Islamic civilizations, both individually and comparatively. Its integrated curriculum offers a focal point for cross-cultural academic exchange that highlights the shared experiences and mutual influences of the two civilizations while paying close attention to the historical context of social change and cultural production.
The Arabic program consists of two years of language study, in addition to coursework in Arab and Jewish civilization, and multiple upper-level courses in language, literature, society, and culture, culminating in a capstone project.