Arabic at Iowa

The Department of French and Italian offers courses in Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic. It also offers both a French and Arabic Track, for students who which to combine the study of French and Arabic language and culture, and a Minor in Arabic.

Kiswahili at Iowa

For more than twenty years, the University of Iowa has offered instruction in Kiswahili, a language spoken by more than sixty million people in eastern and central Africa. Currently, Kiswahili courses at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels are offered by the Department of French and Italian.

Several established programs and unique resources at The University of Iowa contribute to the rich resources for African studies students on the UI campus, including the following:

International Writing Program

Learn about the many African writers in the IWP.

University Libraries’ strong Africana collection

Specialist Librarian: Lisa Gardinier
African Studies Subject Guide

African Diaspora Programs

African American Studies

UI Museum of Art

Curator of African Arts: Cory Gundlach
Stanley Collection of African Art

Through a FIPSE grant, ASP faculty will bring UI's Stanley Collection to classrooms throughout the world, via a website. At least two faculty teach African music; there is occasional attention to African dance; and African literatures are especially well represented, both through courses on both Anglophone and Francophone African literatures taught by several faculty, and by the regular presence of African participants in the International Writing Program. The Hancher Performing Arts Center regularly brings African performers to the greater community.