Arabic Language and Literature
The study of Arabic at W&L offers six continuous semesters of Arabic coursework designed to reflect the rich linguistic, literary and cultural diversity of the Middle East, as well as advanced-level coursework. In the classroom, we adopt a learner-centered approach that encourages students to actively engage with speaking, listening, reading and writing Arabic.
Why Study Arabic at W&L?
The Arabic Program at W&L adopts a communicative approach to language learning, training students in Modern Standard Arabic and the Levantine vernacular simultaneously. In this globalized century, proficient students can pursue careers in diplomacy, education, business, law, interpretation/translation, journalism, intelligence and more.
The Arabic Program partners with the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) Studies minor. Students may focus on Arabic language if they minor in Middle East and South Asia Studies with Language Emphasis (MESAL).
In addition to first-, second- and third-year Arabic, courses include Special Topics in Arabic Culture and Literature, as well as Directed Individual Study.
ARAB 111, 161, 211
Special Topics in Arab Lit & Culture
Arab World Through Film
LIT 295B 01
Arab Spring in Literature & Media
Meet Professor EdwardsAt W&L, students enjoy small classes and close relationships with professors who educate and nurture.
Anthony (Antoine) Edwards Assistant Professor of Arabic
Edwards teaches courses in Arabic at all levels as well as a course on the Arab world through film. His research centers around Arabic language and grammar as well as the histories and ideologies of Arabic.
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