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  • Gabriel Ferreira Friedrich ('20) in Jordan

  • Students singing an Iraqi folksong at the 2014 MELA picnic

  • Arabic students with Language Associate Tamara Abuzneimeh

  • Seth Harris '18 and Gray Babbs '18 in Oman

  • Owen Solis '17 at al-Aqsa Mosque

  • Prof. Yaron Klein and students playing oud at the MIddle East Languages picnic

  • Celebrating the end of the year!

  • Tristan Pitt, '19 in Beirut

  • Arabic Night with Language Associate Asmaa Yazidi Alaoui, 2018

  • Carleton Arabic out for lunch at a Palestinian restaurant near the Twin Cities

Welcome to the Arabic program at Carleton!

Students in the Arabic program study language at all levels, and a variety of courses on Arabic literature, music and culture, taught both in English and in Arabic. Beyond the language sequence, we offer advanced Arabic courses, such as Arabic in Cultural Context, Arabic Media, Colloquial Arabic, and Reading in the Thousand & One Nights. We also teach courses in Arabic literature and culture, such as Arabs Encountering the West, Music in the Middle East, and The Creation of Classical Arabic Literature.  In addition to our curricular offerings, the Arabic program organizes cultural events, including Arabic evenings, film screenings, language tables, and occasional field trips.