Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Sydney has an established program which offers a well-integrated curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, combining units of study on Arabic language and literature (ARBC) with units on Islam and the societies, cultures and politics of the modern Arab world and the Middle East (ARIS).
Whether you are interested in learning Arabic for basic communication skills, or in order to use it effectively in business, education, law, health, media, translation or community work, we have appropriate Arabic courses for beginners as well as for post-HSC Arabic students. Any student can take units on the Arab world, Islam and the Middle East (tuition in these ARIS units is conducted in English). Combining ARBC and ARIS units will give students a strong foundation of expert knowledge of the language, history, politics, society and culture of the Arab world and Islam, and of the Middle East as an important region in the modern world.