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. The Certificate in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies provides students the opportunity to formally explore the cultural, political, and religious diversity of the Middle East and the Islamic worlds.


Courses Include:

ARAB 1010/1020   Beginning Arabic 1 & 2

ARAB 2110/2120   Intermediate Arabic 1 & 2

ARAB 3110/3120   Advanced Arabic 1 & 2

ARAB 4200   Advanced Readings in Arabic

ARAB 4250   Arabic Media


Arabic Courses in English

ARAB 1011   Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilizations

ARAB 3230   Islamic Culture and the Iberian Peninsula

ARAB 3330   The Arabic Novel

ARAB 3340   Representing Islam

ARAB 3350   Narrating the City: Literary Mappings of the Urban Landscape


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