Summer Sessions | Courses | Arabic Summer Program

Arabic Summer Program

First, Second, and Third Year Arabic 1 are offered in Session G: May 23–June 17
First, Second, and Third Year Arabic 2 are offered in Session J: June 21–July 15

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course information.

Apply

To apply, follow the Summer Sessions application instructions for your admissions category:

 

Please check back frequently for updates as Summer 2022 courses are added on a rolling basis. Registration opens on March 1.

Description

Students are encouraged to take courses in both sessions, but with permission from the director may take one session.

The Columbia Arabic Summer Program (CASP) offers intensive instruction in the Arabic language through texts, multimedia materials, and activities designed to situate the language in the context of cultures in which it is spoken. The program uses Al-Kitaab series published by Georgetown University Press.

The language of instruction is Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), but students also have the opportunity to take a course in Spoken Arabic offered in the afternoon if they wish.

Experienced instructors use a proficiency-based approach that emphasizes all five skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture. Arabic is the main language of instruction. 

The program also includes:

  • Daily office hours held by the instructors to advise students
  • Daily free tutoring provided by an experienced Teaching Assistant
  • Integrated weekly virtual events to acquaint students with the culture

Students in the Columbia Arabic Summer Program follow the Summer Session application and registration procedures.

Apply

To apply, follow the Summer Sessions application instructions for your admissions category:

Applicants should select “Arabic Summer Program” under “Program” on the application and then complete a questionnaire within the application to indicate the level they plan to take.

Note: Students applying for any course other than First-Year Arabic, I, must take a placement exam.
Students who have taken Elementary or Intermediate Arabic at Columbia University are not required to take the placement exam.

Courses
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CRITICAL THEORY:G.P.-DISC
MDES1002W002 0 points.

Corequisites: MDES UN1001. Discussion sections (TWO) to accompany the course MDES UN1001, Critical Theory: A Global Perspective.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
MDES1002W002 002/11578 Session A Mo 01:10 PM–02:00 PM
We 01:10 PM–02:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Laina Dawes
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
CRITICAL THEORY:G.P.-DISC
MDES1002W003 0 points.

Corequisites: MDES UN1001. Discussion sections (TWO) to accompany the course MDES UN1001, Critical Theory: A Global Perspective.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
MDES1002W003 003/12216 Session A Tu 01:10 PM–02:00 PM
Th 01:10 PM–02:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Karim Malak
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
FIRST YEAR ARABIC I
MDES1210S001 5 points.
Prerequisites: Students that are not registering for MDES S1211 will be required to request professor permission (tb46@columbia.edu) to enroll.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
MDES1210S001 001/10257 G Summer Session Mo 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Tu 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
We 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Th 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Fr 09:00 AM–01:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Ouijdane Absi
5 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
FIRST YEAR ARABIC II
MDES1211S001 5 points.
Prerequisites: MDES S1210, or the equivalent.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
MDES1211S001 001/10277 J Summer Session Mo 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Tu 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
We 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Th 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Fr 09:00 AM–01:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Reem Faraj
5 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
SECOND YEAR ARABIC I
MDES1214S001 5 points.
Prerequisites: MDES UN1211-UN1212, or the equivalent.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
MDES1214S001 001/10278 G Summer Session Mo 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Tu 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
We 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Th 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Fr 09:00 AM–01:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Rym Bettaieb
5 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
SECOND YEAR ARABIC II
MDES1215S001 5 points.
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MDES UN1211-UN1212 and UN1214 or the equivalent.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
MDES1215S001 001/10279 J Summer Session Mo 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Tu 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
We 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Th 09:00 AM–01:00 PM
Fr 09:00 AM–01:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Youssef Nouhi
5 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person