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Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Box 353120 University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-3120 phone: (206) 543-6033 fax: (206) 685-7936 http://depts.washington.edu/nelc
 

Summary: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Box 353120 University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-3120
phone: (206) 543-6033 fax: (206) 685-7936 http://depts.washington.edu/nelc
Education
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization (NELC) offers BA and MA
degree programs that investigate major literary and cultural traditions of the Near East
and Central Asia. Arabic, Persian, Tajik, Turkish (Modern and Ottoman), and Central
Asian Turkic (such as Uzbek, Kazak, Kyrgyz, and Uygur) are the languages of the most
significant manifestations of Islamic civilization. Hebrew and Aramaic are languages of
the Bible and are central to Judaism and Jewish culture. A rich and vast heritage from
other ancient Near Eastern cultures is explored through study of languages and literatures
such as Egyptian (Hieroglyphic, Coptic), Akkadian, Ugaritic, Phoenician, and Syriac. Un-
dergraduates can select from degree options concentrating in Languages and Civilization;
Culture and Civilization; Comparative Islamic Studies; and Hebrew Bible and Ancient
Near Eastern Studies.
NELC serves a broad spectrum of undergraduates, including those with plans to acquire
specific linguistic and cultural proficiencies and those simply interested in the histories
and cultures of these regions. NELC graduates have pursued further study in the humani-
ties or social sciences, professional degree programs in law or medicine, employment with
government or non-governmental organizations, and other careers.
The Department participates actively in exchange programs, sending UW students for

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

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