Arabic Studies

The Arabic Studies program offers classical and modern Arabic literature, Arabic language and linguistics, folklore, the Arab woman, the Maghreb and its peoples, as well as general courses on history and culture.

In the program, you will be able to gain a minor in Arabic Studies.

Students interested in a minor in Arabic language should contact Dr. Sayed Omran, Program Coordinator. For information on a major in Arab and Islamic Studies please see or contact Dr. Hibba Abugiedeire.


Barbara Romaine with Peter Strothard, of the Times Literary Supplement.

The 2011 Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

Arabic Professor Barbara Romaine is runner-up for her translation of Spectres by Radwa Ashour, published by Arabia Books in the UK and by Interlink Books in the USA. The Award Ceremony took place on Monday 6 February in London. 

Read more about Barbara Romaine




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Dr. Sayed Omran, Program Coordinator
Garey Hall 34