Arabic Studies

Browse course samples and faculty profiles for Arabic language study within our graduate programs.

Arabic language students meet with professor Abdalla.

Arabic Course Samples

Arabic Speaking Countries
ARLA 8254

A study of the basic information related to the Arab world and Middle East. Students become familiar with general topics about the Arab region's geography, history, and culture through the use of authentic materials and communicative tasks.

Society and Culture in Arab Countries
ARLA 8305
Introduces students to Arab and Muslim culture and civilization focusing on contemporary periods. Students explore diversified works through which they understand the relevance of earlier periods to contemporary Middle East and Arabic social, cultural and aesthetic issues.
Understanding the Arab World
ARLA 8332
Explores various aspects of Arab societies including history, literature and culture. Students address issues related to the changes in these societies and the internal and external elements that influence the future of the new generations. Arab customs and traditions as well as Arab relations with other countries in the region will also be discussed.

Arabic Studies Faculty

Mahmoud I. Abdalla

Associate Professor

Office: IIRC Building 7
Email: mabdalla@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4607

Expertise: 

Arabic language, Arab culture and media, linguistics, second language acquisition, language culture and identity.

Abdelkader Berrahmoun

Assistant Professor

Office: IIRC Building 2
Email: aberrahmoun@miis.edu
Phone: 831-647-6500

Expertise: 

Pedagogy of language acquisition, integration of technology and cultural studies into the language curriculum, conflict and peace in the MENA (Middle East-North Africa) region, the history of colonialism and its aftermath in North Africa, socio-political and economic roots of popular uprisings in the Arab world, and political Islam

Rana Issa

Lecturer

Office: McCone Building 235
Email: rissa@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4601

Expertise: 

Arabic language, Arabic culture