Arabic at Trinity is taught non-intensively
through an Advanced Intermediate level over three years, with
the possibility of independent study tutorials continuing on into
the fourth year for advanced literary work.
Arabic over four semesters can fulfill language
requirements in African Studies (along with French) and Middle
Eastern Studies (along with Hebrew). However, a formal minor
or major in Arabic at Trinity is not currently available.
The variety of Arabic offered is Modern Standard.
However, over the course of the program students are exposed to
Egyptian colloquial. Those students wishing to master a
variety of colloquial Arabic are urged to consider Study Abroad
options in North Africa or the Middle East. Those wishing
to add Classical or Qur'anic Arabic to their linguistic repertoire
can avail themselves of Independent Study offerings such as "Readings
in the Qur'an" and "Readings in the Hadith".