Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

1. Describe the world’s major religions

2. Identify attempts to combine religion and nation-state identity

3. Identify nation-states considered to be the Arab states

4. Describe what distinguishes Arab culture

5. Describe what distinguishes Saudi Arabia

6. Compare Arab and U.S. cultural values

7. Identify some of the difficulties in intercultural communication between Arab and Western cultures