The courses below are offered through the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Departmental Office: 401 Knox Hall
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/

Language Placement

African Languages: Mariame Sy, 310 Knox
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/african/

Arabic: Taoufik Ben-Amor, 308 Knox
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/arabic/

Hebrew: Rina Kreitman, 413 Knox
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/hebrew/

Hindi-Urdu: Rakesh Ranjan, 411 Knox
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/hindiurdu/

Persian: Ghazzal Dabiri, 313 Knox
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/persian/

Sanskrit: Guy Leavitt, 311 Knox
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/sanskrit/

Tamil: Sam Sudanandha, 309 Knox
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/tamil/

Turkish: Zuleyha Colak, 313 Knox
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/turkishottoman/

Placement Test

Enrollment in language courses is, in some cases, determined by placement examinations. Contact the department or visit the department's Web site for additional information. Please note: language courses may not be taken Pass/Fail nor may they be audited.

Directory of Classes

The course information displayed on this page relies on an external system and may be incomplete. Please visit Zulu on the Directory of Classes for complete course information.

After finding your course in the Directory of Classes, click on the section number to open an expanded view. The "Open To" field will indicate whether the course is open to School of Professional Studies students. If School of Professional Studies is not included in the field, students may still be able to cross-register for the course by obtaining permission after being admitted to an academic program.

ZULU UN1101 Elementary Zulu I. 4 points.

Introduces students to the basic structures of Zulu, a Bantu language spoken in South Africa, especially in the Zululand area of KwaZulu/Natal province.

Fall 2019: ZULU UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ZULU 1101 001/55393 M T W Th 11:35am - 12:25pm
Room TBA
4 1/15

ZULU UN2101 Intermediate Zulu I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: ZULU W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

Provides students with an in-depth review of the essentials of the Zulu grammar. Students are also able to practice their language skills in conversation.

Fall 2019: ZULU UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ZULU 2101 001/55405 M T W Th 9:25am - 10:15am
Room TBA
4 0/15

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