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Online Kurdish Kurmanji - Summer 2020

The University of Arizona (UA) Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Critical Languages Program, with institutional partner University of Texas-Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, are offering an online course of Elementary Kurdish Kurmanji during Summer 2020. The course, which meets online synchronously Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm (Arizona time), runs from May 18 to July 3 and is taught by Mutlu Çiviroğlu. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Domestic and international non-UA students interested in taking the course need to first register as undergraduate non-degree seeking students (deadline May 1) at https://admissions.arizona.edu/deadlines/non-degree-seeking.

Summer registration starts on April 6 (details). The course you will register for is CRL 101 - Elementary Language Study I, Section 325, Topic: Elementary Kurdish (details). Please contact the Critical Languages Program at critlang@email.arizona.edu in order to finalize registration. Make sure you give them your UA NetID and/or Student ID.

Information on Summer 2020 tuition and fees can be found at https://summer-winter.arizona.edu/summer/fees. Details about Critical Languages Program (CLP) fees are found at https://clp.arizona.edu/courses/fee-policy. Scholarships for CLP fees may be available.

Please direct all questions to the UA Critical Languages Program:
Phone: (520) 621-3387


Image credit: M. Masum Suer (photos) and Lukman Ahmad (design)

Montage of Kurdish dancers, Nemrut Dağı, ancient gates to a city, a bridge, and a monument