The Certificate in Languages and Cultures of North Africa provides students with a broad knowledge, giving them cultural keys for a better understanding of the Arab World in its global interactions. One cannot really understand a culture without being exposed to the languages that are shaping it and one cannot really understand the political dynamics of Arab societies without knowing their cultural foundations. An expertise in Arabic language and/or French is the cornerstone of the certificate. It is designed with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective, taking into account the complex dynamics between North Africa and the Arab diaspora in Europe and in the US. With a particular emphasis on languages and culture, the certificate exposes students to North Africa through history, political science, gender studies, diaspora studies, literature and cinema.
The program is available to degree-seeking students and independently to non-degree-seeking students who already have the B.A. For more information click here.