Did you know?

  • Arabic is spoken by over 300 million people in the Middle East and North Africa, and is the liturgical language for over a billion Muslims, throughout the world.
  • “Coffee”, “alcohol”, “algebra”, “cotton”, “tariff”, “admiral”, “mattress”, all have  their origins in Arabic
  • Arabic is one of the six official languages of the United Nations

At Carleton we offer:

  • Courses in Arabic language, from elementary to advanced
  • Courses in literature in translation
  • Courses on Arab music
  • A minor in Arabic
  • A minor in Middle Eastern Studies
  • A special major in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

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