Arabic is one of the most important languages in the world.
the official language of twenty-six countries
the first language of nearly 300 million native speakers
one of the six international languages of the United Nations
the language of the Qur’an and Muslim prayer, used by more than a billion people in worship
in the Middle Ages, the most widespread language of scholarship, philosophy, and science in the world
the living medium of a vibrant and constantly developing modern literature
Arabic provides opportunities for research and communication from NW Africa to Iraq and the Persian Gulf and beyond.
We offer a three-year (six semester) sequence of Arabic courses as well as modular courses in colloquial Arabic dialects, media Arabic, and classical Arabic.
Want to be more fluent and more literate? We place heritage learners like you in our higher-level classes. To find out more, contact the Arabic language coordinator, Sozan Wali.
MDES 122: Arabic I
MDES 152: Arabic II
MDES 222: Arabic III
MDES 252: Arabic IV
MDES 334: Media Arabic
MDES 322: Advanced Arabic I
MDES 352: Advanced Arabic II