Arabic is the native language of over 400 million people in more than 22 nations that spread across North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula; ranking as the 5th most spoken language in the world. As the language of the Qur'an, it is also widely used throughout the Muslim world. Further, it is one of the official languages of the United Nations. The Arabic language belongs to the Semitic language family, which also includes Hebrew and Amharic.
What do we offer?
The Department currently offers a four-semester sequence of instruction in beginning and intermediate Arabic. Credits earned in Arabic courses will fulfill the requirements to complete the Certificate in Languages and Cultures of North Africa and/or the Certificate of Middle East and Central Asian Studies.