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Welcome to the homepage for the Arabic Language Program at Purdue University! 

The Arabic program in SLC at Purdue offers Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic language courses. Besides giving access to rich cultural and educational experiences, command of Arabic will make you eligible for job opportunities in education, journalism, foreign service, intelligence, technology, consulting, banking and finance. 

The program combines language learning with study of Arab culture.  Students can take courses in English on Arabic literature such ARAB 230 Arabic Literature in TranslationARAB 239 Arab Women Writers and courses that focus on intellectual, literary, artistic and cultural themes in Arab and Muslim cultures, such ARAB 587 Modern Arab Thought, ARAB 334 North African Literature and Culture, and ARAB 281 Introduction to Islamic Civilization and Culture.

Students in the Arabic program can use the courses towards the Minor in Arabic and an Interdisciplinary Minor in Islamic Studies.

Students can also take Arabic language and culture classes through the Morocco Study Abroad program.

Students who are native speakers of Arabic cannot enroll in Arabic as a foreign language ARAB 101 through ARAB 302. If you have questions about the Arabic placement exam or would like more information about the Arabic program, please contact the director of the Arabic program: Professor Ahmed Idrissi Alami

Arabic Courses