Introductory Arabic language, a new course offered for the first time this fall is the first step towards the establishment of an interdisciplinary program and research centre on Islam and multicultural societies at Queen’s. The research centre will be the first of its kind in North America, and will emphasize the connections between the history of religious and ethnic diversity in traditionally Islamic societies and the modern experience of Muslim minority communities in Europe and North America.
This new course offers an introduction to modern standard Arabic, the native literary language of nearly two hundred million Arabs and the language of approximately one billion Muslims around the world. Second and third year levels of Arabic language along with new courses in Arab literature and culture will be offered over the next several years.
To arrange an interview with course instructors contact Molly Kehoe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613.533.2877 or Alissa Clark, email@example.com, 613.533.6000 ext 77513, Queen’s News & Media Services.
Source: Queen's University, News Centre