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.
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
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- News & Events
Recent ALC Graduate
Passes Highest Level of
Proficiency Test (JLPT)
CU Boulder Alumna passes the N1 Level of JLPT conducted in December 2014.
JLPT is the largest standard test that measures and certifies the Japanese-language proficiency of non-native Japanese speakers. Read more about this achievement here.
Three ALC Students Win
To Study Abroad This Summer
Three of ALC's students have been selected by the The Critical Language Scholarship Program to study in China and India this summer. This is an extremely competitive national scholarship; read more about this here.
Prof. Matthias L. Richter,
whose recent book
The Embodied Text: Establishing Textual identity in Early Chinese Manuscripts
has received honorable mention for the 2015 Levenson Book Prize from the
Association for Asian Studies.
Details of this honor can be found here.
Dr. Michiko Kaneyasu,
recipient of the Association For Asian Studies' Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching for 2014
Dr. Laurel Rodd,
awarded the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation for 2014 in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the promotion of mutual understanding and goodwill between the people of Japan and the United States.
More about this well-deserved recognition can be found here.