The Certificate in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies


The Arabic language and literature program in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations provides students with a wide range of courses related to the language, cultures, and societies of the Arab world, including courses in language, literature, and civilization. Courses offered include an Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Modern Arabic Literature, and The Arabic Novel. Our language program provides students with three years of coursework, including elementary, intermediate, and advanced Modern Standard Arabic. This combination of courses offers students the opportunity to comprehensively explore the cultures, literature, and language of the Arabic speaking peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.


Courses Include:

Beginning Arabic 1 & 2

Intermediate Arabic 1 & 2

Advanced Arabic 1 & 2

Arabic Media

Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilizations

Islamic Culture and the Iberian Peninsula

The Arabic Novel

Representing Islam

Narrating the City: Literary Mappings of the Urban Landscape


Please see the ALC course directory and course schedule for more information.