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Arabic for Journalism

This concentration is designed for students interested in careers in Journalism in the Arab world or working with Arab populations.  This concentration complements a major in Journalism and Broadcasting.  Course work focuses on the requisite Arabic language proficiency, terminology associated with media, current events, crises and regional issues, as well as writing and speaking skills tailored for news publication and broadcasting.  Students also take courses in English in Journalism to provide requisite background knowledge.

Required core courses: (33 hours)

  • ARBC 102 (3 hours) Elementary Arabic II
  • ARBC 201, ARBC 202 (6 hours) Intermediate Arabic I & II
  • ARBC 301, ARBC 302 (6 hours) Advanced Arabic I & II
  • ARBC 321 (3 hours) Colloquial Arabic
  • ARBC 437 (3 hours) Advanced Media Arabic
  • ARBC 438 (3 hours) Topics in Media Arabic
  • SJB 102 (3 hours) Media Content, Collaboration and Community
  • JOUR 202 (3 hours) Introduction to News Writing
  • JOUR 323 (3 hours) Multiplatform News Presentation


Elective Courses: (6 hours)  Any 300- or 400- level ARBC courses for a total (including the core courses) of 39 or more credit hours.


Although not required, students in this concentration are highly encouraged to participate in WKU's Model Arab League team.  This activity offers the opportunity to participate in national conferences on issues in the Arab world and meet students, teachers and diplomats working in the field.





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 Last Modified 10/8/18