Spoken daily by over 300 million people worldwide, Arabic is one of the world's major languages. The programs in Arabic language and culture provide you not only with a good knowledge of the language itself, but also with an invaluable perspective into Arabic culture, history, literature, philosophy, religion and society. In addition, agreements between the University of Ottawa and other universities in the Arab world allow you to go on exchange programs in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt or another country.
If you wish to discover the world and learn Arabic at the same time, this major is for you. It includes a mandatory immersion stay abroad in an Arabic-speaking university, where you will be surrounded by the language and be required to take at least twelve units of courses. A mobility scholarship to help you cover the cost of your travel and stay is available.
Courses in this program are taught in Arabic, English or French.
The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.
|ARB 1911||Elementary Arabic I||3 Units|
|ARB 1912||Elementary Arabic II||3 Units|
|ARB 2101||Arabic Culture I||3 Units|
|ARB 2102||Arabic Culture II||3 Units|
|ARB 2911||Intermediate Arabic I||3 Units|
|9 optional course units in Arabic (ARB) from the list of optional courses||9 Units|
|6 optional course units in Arabic (ARB) at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses||6 Units|
List of Optional Courses
|ARB 2103||Pop Culture in the Arab World||3 Units|
|ARB 2912||Intermediate Arabic II||3 Units|
|ARB 3101||Arabic Cinema and Visual Media||3 Units|
|ARB 3102||Special Topics in Arab Canadian Studies||3 Units|
|ARB 3901||Introduction to Arabic Literature||3 Units|
|ARB 3902||Special Topics in Arabic Literature||3 Units|
|ARB 3911||Advanced Arabic I||3 Units|
|ARB 3912||Advanced Arabic II||3 Units|
|HIS 2160||History of the Middle East from World War I||3 Units|
|PHI 2381||Arab Philosophy||3 Units|
|SRS 3315||Islam||3 Units|
|SRS 3715||L'islam||3 Units|