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Hassan Saleh

Course List: Arab Immersion Camp


ARAB 391, 3 credit hours

1 year of Arabic language instruction, knowledge of reading and writing OR placement exam

Dr. Abla Hasan is an Associate Professor of Practice of Arabic Language & Culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her PhD in Philosophy of Language in 2013 and MA in Philosophy in 2009 as a Fulbright grantee from Nebraska. Dr. Hasan obtained her BA in Philosophy from Damascus University/Syria in 2000, followed by a Diploma of High Studies from Damascus University in 2001. She is a native speaker of Arabic. She teaches Arabic language and culture at UNL, and she is the program's coordinator. Her teaching and research focus on Qur'anic Studies, Qur’anic Hermeneutics, Islamic feminism, and Arabic studies. She has published with Brill, Analize, Ar-Raniry, JIL, Disputatio, Al-Manarah, E-logos and other peer- review international journals. She is the author of: Decoding the Egalitarianism of the Qur'an: Retrieving Lost Voices on Gender (Lexington: 2019), On Pain and Suffering: A Qur’anic Perspective (Lexington: 2022), and The Qur’anic Dilemma: A Hermeneutical Investigation of al-Khidr (Routledge: 2022). A teacher, a researcher, and a public speaker. In addition to teaching for Nebraska University, Hasan’s course “Women in the Qur’an” was offered to Maryland University, Rutgers University, Penn State University (through DISC), and to Nizwa University in Oman (through Nebraska’s Global Virtual Project). Dr. Hasan’s scholar engagement includes numerous national and international presentations including more than 50 invited talks and more than 40 media interviews and citations. More can be found at, and she can be contacted at

Hassan Saleh is a lecturer for the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He obtained his MA in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2013), Post Graduate Psychology-Education Diploma from Damascus University, Syria (1999), and BA in English Literature from Damascus University, Syria (1997). He speaks Arabic (native speaker), Turkish (heritage speaker) and English. He can be contacted at


Sunday, July 30th: Depart from City campus in a UNL van, time TBA
Monday, July 31st: Orientation, group meeting, CPBS campus tour
Tuesday, Aug 1st: Instruction begins
Sunday, Aug 13th: Depart CPBS for Lincoln after breakfast


This intensive summer Arabic language course provides an experiential learning opportunity to students. This 2-week field class will be held at the University of Nebraska's Cedar Point Biological Station (CPBS). It introduces students to an immersion-based Arabic language learning experience for a firsthand approach to Arabic language and culture. Carefully designed curricular activities - based on singing, acting, and interaction with peers and with zoom guest speakers - will be used to help improve linguistic proficiency and cultural awareness. In addition, the camp provides students with an opportunity to work on individual research projects on a topic of their interest relevant to the Arabic and Islamic culture.

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