Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages

 Department Chair Dr. Raymond Farrin
 E-mail rfarrin@auk.edu.kw

The Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages aims to develop the skills of students in languages other than English. In addition, it seeks to introduce students to the extraordinarily rich Arabic literary heritage and to develop skills of close reading, critical thinking, and analytical and creative writing.

The department offers courses to satisfy the general education requirements for Arabic language and Arabic culture. It also offers a minor in Arabic for those who wish to delve more deeply in the study of the language of this region and its literature. Furthermore, the department offers courses in French, Italian, and Spanish for students drawn to European languages, and who wish to strengthen the international component of their education.

The Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages recognizes the importance of proficiency in languages besides English for citizens of the modern world. It aims to develop skills that will enable students to function better in our increasingly interconnected and global society.

List of Arabic Courses:

ARAB 101

Arabic as a Second Language I

once/year

ARAB 114

Arabic Basic Language Skills

every semester

ARAB 150

Human Development in the Arab World

every semester

ARAB 201

Arabic as a Second Language II

occasionally

ARAB 205

Survey of Arab-Islamic Civilization

occasionally

ARAB 215

Arabic Composition I

every semester

ARAB 220

Readings in Arabic Heritage

every semester

ARAB 221

Creative Writing

occasionally

ARAB 301

Arabic as a Second Language III

occasionally

ARAB 303

Literature of the Arabian Gulf

every semester

ARAB 304

Arabic Drama

occasionally

ARAB 308

Arab Women in History

occasionally

ARAB 310

Classical Arabic Prose

occasionally

ARAB 312

Modern Arabic Literature

once/year

ARAB 313

Arab Women and Literature

occasionally

ARAB 314

Classical Arabic Poetry

occasionally

ARAB 315

Literature of Al-Andalus

occasionally

ARAB 316

Literature in the Abbasid Era

occasionally

ARAB 318

Modern Arabic Novel

occasionally

ARAB 369

Short Course

occasionally

ARAB 388

Independent Study

occasionally

ARAB 389

Special Topics     

occasionally


Minor

Foreign Languages