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Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

The department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies offers courses in Middle Eastern and South Asian studies, Islamic civilization, Iraqi literature, Arabic literature, Indian civilization and culture, and Zionism. The department also offers language courses in Arabic, Akkadian, Armenian, Bengali, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Turkish.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department.

 

Language Placement

African Languages: Mariame Sy, 310 Knox
212-851-2439
sms2168 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (sms2168[at]columbia[dot]edu)
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/african/

Arabic: Taoufik Ben-Amor, 308 Knox
212-854-2895
tb46 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (tb46[at]columbia[dot]edu)
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/arabic/

Hebrew: Rina Kreitman, 413 Knox
212-854-6519
rk2617 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (rk2617[at]columbia[dot]edu)
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/hebrew/

Hindi-Urdu: Rakesh Ranjan, 411 Knox
212-851-4107
rr2574 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (rr2574[at]columbia[dot]edu)
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/hindiurdu/

Persian: Ghazzal Dabiri, 313 Knox
212-854-6664
gd2287 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (gd2287[at]columbia[dot]edu)
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/persian/

Sanskrit: Guy Leavitt, 311 Knox
212-854-1304
gl2392 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (gl2392[at]columbia[dot]edu)
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/sanskrit/

Tamil: Sam Sudanandha, 309 Knox
212-854-4702
dss2121 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (dss2121[at]columbia[dot]edu)
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/tamil/

Turkish: Zuleyha Colak, 313 Knox
212-854-0473
zc2208 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (zc2208[at]columbia[dot]edu)
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 website for additional information. Please note: language courses may not be taken Pass/Fail nor may they be audited.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department.

Courses