Middle Eastern Languages/LiteraturesPrint
Topics of Study
This major focuses on one or more of the Middle, Near East and Semitic languages of Western Asia, North Africa, and Europe. This includes Classical and Modern Arabic, Biblical and Modern Hebrew, Iranian and Persian languages, and may include Maltese, Berber languages, Modern Assyrian, and Cushitic languages. You will learn to speak, listen to, read, and write a language. You will learn the grammar, syntax, punctuation, and pronunciation of the language you are studying. You will also learn about the culture, history, and literature of the country.
- A certificate program might prepare you for occupations such as customs official or travel agent.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required to enter occupations such as teacher, translator, researcher, or interpreter.
- A graduate degree may qualify you to become a professor, scientific linguist, or work in other fields such as international law, business, diplomacy or medicine.