To learn about the Arab World in all its complexities;
Because there are 22 Arab countries across two continents that have a history beyond being Middle Eastern;
To learn the difference between the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, and the Levant;
Because it infuses multiple disciplines towards understanding Arab literature, film, history, politics, economics, and culture;
Because it brings together in a coherent program the expertise from across the campus: College of Arts, Kogod School of Business, School of International Service, School of Public Affairs, and the School of Communication;
Because it is designed to cater to students interested in the Arab World from an emergent market, international relations, human rights, or social movements approach ;
To learn about ones heritage or place of origin in an academic setting.