Area Studies Instruction

Arabic language area studies program at AlBaher integrates the study of the Arabic language with a broader examination of the cultural, historical, social, and political aspects of the Arab world. This program aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the Arab region, allowing them to navigate linguistic, cultural, and professional contexts more effectively.

This program is suitable for students interested in pursuing careers in international relations, diplomacy, journalism, business, and other fields where knowledge of the Arabic language and the Arab world is valuable. The goal is to produce well-rounded individuals with a deep understanding of the language and its cultural context.

Here are key components typically covered in the Arabic Language Area Studies program at AlBaher:

Language Proficiency:

Our students will develop their proficiency in the Arabic language, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The focus will be on Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and will include exposure to the Jordanian spoken dialect.

Cultural Studies:

Our students will explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Arab world, including customs, traditions, art, music, and literature. This helps students appreciate the cultural context in which the language is used.

Historical Overview:

Our students will study the historical development of the Arab world, from ancient civilizations to contemporary times. This includes exploring the Islamic golden age, the Ottoman empire, colonialism, and modern nation-state formations.

Political Science and International Relations:

Our students will examine the political structures, systems, and contemporary issues in Arab countries. This includes topics such as governance, political ideologies, conflicts, and international relations.


Our students will understand the geographical features and landscapes of the Arab world. This includes exploring the diverse regions, climates, and natural resources.

Sociology and Anthropology:

Our students will learn the social structures, norms, and practices in Arab societies. This involves studying family dynamics, gender roles, urbanization, and other sociocultural aspects.


Our students will analyze the economic systems, development, and challenges in Arab countries. This could include studying topics like trade, finance, and economic policies.

Religious Studies:

Our students will learn about the role of Islam in Arab societies, including religious practices, traditions and the influence of Islamic principles on various aspects of life.

Media and Communication:

Our students will learn about the role of media in the Arab world, including print, broadcast, and digital media. This includes analyzing how language is used in the media and its impact on public discourse.