The Arabic language and literature program in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations offers a range of courses in Arabic language, literature, and culture, from the medieval period to the modern era. Courses offered include an Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Islamic Culture and the Iberian Peninsula, The Arabic Novel, and Representing Islam. Our language program provides students with up to four years of Arabic language study, including elementary, intermediate, and advanced Modern Standard Arabic. This combination of courses offers students the opportunity to comprehensively explore the literatures and cultures of the Arabic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.





  • Arabic tutors
  • Study Abroad - The Department encourages Arabic Studies minors and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies certificate students to spend an academic year, semester or summer abroad. There are study abroad programs for all levels of Arabic, including programs that offer courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Colloquial Arabic or both. 
    Arabic Study Abroad Programs