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Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages
 
 
Welcome
​One of the earliest academic units founded at the American University of Beirut, the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, groomed and has itself been groomed by an impressive number of some of the most celebrated writers and men of letters in the Arab world: professors, graduates, and intellectuals. Aware of the issues of cultural identity and cultural evolution, the department has always sought to disseminate knowledge in the finest liberal tradition: training students in the basic tools of the discipline (language and research skills), exposing them to the essentials of the field, and subjecting the exercise to the curiosity of the critical and inquiring mind.​
Contact Information:
Mailing Address:
American University of Beirut
Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages 
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh Beirut, Lebanon 1107-2020

Phone:
+9611350000 ext: 3850

Mission Statement
The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages has always possessed a leading role in its own field of learning in the Arab World, while being the only one maintaining a liberal tradition of education and research. The impressive number of diverse prominent scholars, writers and intellectuals who passed through the Department testifies to this remarkable historical achievement. The Department has always sought to train students in the basic tools of the discipline, namely language and research skills, while exposing them to the essentials of the field, and subjecting everything to the curiosity of the inquiring mind.


Important Deadlines
  • ​February 10, 2017(MS/PhD): Early Deadline for Summer 2016-17 & Fall 2017-18
  • April 1, 2017(MS/PhD): Regular Deadline for Summer 2016-17 & Fall 2017-18
  • April 29, 2017: Admissions & GA Decision Notification for Summer 2015-16 & Fall 2016-17 Early Applications.
  • ​For Masters and PhD theses deadlines click here
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