UZBEK

COURSES IN ARIZONA:
1st-Year Uzbek (SLC 194)
Location: ASU Main Campus
For beginning students. No prerequisites
2nd-Year Uzbek (SLC 294)
Location: ASU Main Campus
Prerequisite: Placement exam
3rd-Year Uzbek (SLC 394)
Location: ASU Main Campus
Prerequisite: Placement exam
PROGRAMS IN UZBEKISTAN:
Summer study abroad in Samarqand (SLC 494)
Location: Samarqand, Uzbekistan
Prerequisite: Successful completion of any of the courses listed above.

ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS: 
1st-Year Uzbek (SLC 194)
2nd-Year Uzbek (SLC 294)

ABOUT THE LANGUAGE: 

Related to Turkish, Uzbek is the official language of Uzbekistan, where about 15 million speak it as their first language. Uzbek was declared the official language of Uzbekistan in October 1989. Popular and scientific texts are published in Uzbek as well as newspapers. Uzbek is also used on radio and television, as well as in the theater. Education in Uzbek is available from primary school through university level.

Uzbek was written with a Cyrillic script during the Soviet era. It is now written with a Latin script in Uzbekistan. (The Cyrillic script is still used in Uzbek communities outside Uzbekistan, for example in Tajikistan.) Here is a sample of modern Uzbek:

Barcha odamlar erkin, qadr-qimmat va huquqlarda teng bo'lib tug'iladilar. Ular aql va vijdon sohibidirlar va bir-birlariga birodarlarcha muomala qilishlari zarur.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as cited by http://omniglot.com, amend by CLI staff. Description (adapted) by UCLA Language Materials Project (http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/Profile.aspx?LangID=70&menu=004).