Departments & Programs

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures


The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) offers a major leading to the B.A. degree with tracks in Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian, as well as minors in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Islamic Studies, and Near Eastern Civilization. Courses are also available to students in other disciplines who wish to acquire a working knowledge of a Near Eastern language or satisfy a foreign language requirement. Courses in Near Eastern literatures and cultures, many of which are open to students with no knowledge of these languages, may be used in conjunction with other disciplines such as linguistics, English, comparative literature, and folklore to satisfy Breadth of Inquiry requirements. All courses can also be taken as electives.

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Indiana University
GB 219, Goodbody Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

(812) 855-5993
nelc [at] indiana [dot] edu