Prof. Abdulkareem Said Ramadan earned his PhD in Arabic and Applied Linguistics at the University of Damascus where he also earned an MA in Arabic Syntax and Morphology. His research interests include Arabic syntax and morphology, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and foreign language education.
Said Ramadan’s course objectives aim to reinforce the College’s commitment to internationalization and creating greater global awareness for students. “One of my fundamental goals as a teacher is to inspire my students to make interdisciplinary connections and to develop the ability to think critically from diverse perspectives,” he said. “I believe that the integration of knowledge and the capacity to make connections across disciplines are at the core of the liberal arts education.”
Since coming to Gettysburg in 2011, Ramadan has enjoyed the opportunity to combine his research interests with teaching Arabic language and culture. “My work at Gettysburg College has been invaluable in developing and experimenting with new Arabic language pedagogy, which I made use of in my courses, and in providing a foundation for my research in second language learning and Arabic grammar,” he said.