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SUMMER 2022 - CREDIT COURSE - Kurdish 101 

This for-credit course, which meets online synchronously on Fridays from 2-4pm (Arizona time/PT), runs from May 16 through July 1  (Seven Week - First, Summer Session) and is taught by Mutlu Çiviroğlu.

Domestic and international non-UA students interested in taking the course need to first register as undergraduate non-degree seeking students (deadline May 2) at https://admissions.arizona.edu/deadlines/non-degree-seeking. Even though the course is online, it is taught through the Main Campus and not UA Online. Thus, you will need to be admitted through the Main Campus and not through UA Online. Once you are admitted, you will need to work with your assigned advisor to waive immunization requirements and, if applicable, international student orientation requirements before you can register for the course.

Summer registration starts on April 4 (details). The course you will register for is CRL 101 – Elementary Language Study I, Section 325, Topic: Elementary Kurdish (details).

Information on Summer 2022 tuition and fees can be found at https://summer-winter.arizona.edu/summer/fees.

SUMMER 2022 - NON-CREDIT COURSE - Kurdish 101 

Interested in taking Summer 2022 Kurdish 101 for non-credit? (details)

Seats are limited to 12 people. Please note - in order to hold the class, a minimum of 4 people must be enrolled. 


This non-credit course, which meets online synchronously on Fridays from 2-4pm (AZ/PT), runs from July 5 through August 19 (Seven Week - Second, Summer Session) and is taught by Mutlu Çiviroğlu. Details to follow.

Mutlu Civiroglu is a Washington, DC based Kurdish instructor, translator, editor, tester, content writer, material developer and broadcaster.

Civiroglu is a native Kurdish Kurmanji speaker who is expert in speaking and understanding all regional dialects spoken in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria.

He teaches Kurdish in basic, intermediate and advanced level to college students and working adults including government employees, and trains them on the cultural, social and political aspects of the Kurdish speaking regions.

Civiroglu is also a well-known journalist and analyst whose expertise spans a variety of topics including Kurdish affairs, human rights and freedom of the press in Turkey and the Middle East.

He frequently speaks at the academic conferences and panel discussions about the Kurdish regions and regularly consulted for his expertise by think tanks and non-governmental organizations.

Civiroglu has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in education.




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