Arabic

Arabic courses provide students with knowledge of a language that is becoming increasingly important in modern social, economic and humanitarian settings.

From energy production and the realignment of international politics, to life-changing questions of religion and philosophy and new uses for scarce natural resources, Arabic and those who speak it are poised to remain at the center of inquiry for years to come.

Arabic studies are connected with multiple departments and major programs, including the Department of Modern Languages and International Studies. W&J offers several Arabic language courses, as well as the course Arabic Literature in Translation. Additional course information is available in the College Catalog.

For more information, please contact the Coordinator of the Arabic, Chinese and Russian programs, Han Ye, Ph.D..

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The mission of the Department of Modern Languages is to impart to all W&J students the skills, knowledge, and qualities necessary to communicate and interact in culturally appropriate ways with speakers of languages other than their own. The Department of Modern Languages is, therefore, a key component of a liberal arts education and serves the mission of the College by preparing students to become observant, responsive, and knowledgeable actors in our increasingly multicultural and global society.

Arabic Faculty

Modern Languages Department Chair

Amparo Alpanes, Ph. D.

Amparo Alpañés, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Spanish at Washington & Jefferson College.

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Abdullah Alsaffar, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Arabic

Arabic

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Bernard Brooks, M.Ed.

Instructor, English Language Institute

Arabic

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Mark Petrovich, M.A.

Instructor, English Language Institute

Arabic

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