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Courses - Fall 2017
ARAB
ARAB104
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I-II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
An intensive course focusing on developing functional proficiency in th standard Arabic language, both written and formal spoken. Begins with script and phonology, and develops into a limited range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, general communicative competence and cultural awareness.
Seats will be opened gradually by the registrar's office, to a total of 15 seats per section.
ARAB204
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: ARAB105; and must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Covers topics related to contemporary Arabic society, literature and culture in standard written and formal spoken Arabic. Acquisition of more complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary, and reading, to develop a better understanding of the formal aspects of using MSA.
ARAB206
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB205; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Develops communicative skills and cultural knowledge in Egyptian Arabic. Focuses on various social interactions, work and school situations, as well as specifics of pronunciation and grammar of the Egyptian dialect. Designed for students who have completed two years of the regular Arabic sequence classes (104-105 and 204-205) or equivalent.
Prerequisite: ARAB205.
ARAB253
The Arabian Nights and the Art of Storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: ARAB 298B or ARAB253.
Formerly: ARAB298B.
One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic Kitab alf laylah wa laylah; English The Arabian Nights) is a collection of stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age, and explores how this text has shaped Western perceptions of the Arabic-Islamic world as well as its impact on the literary production of similar works in Europe and the Middle East. Taught in English.
ARAB304
Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB205; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Formerly: ARAB301.
Advanced grammar, reading, writing, speaking in Arabic; study of contemporary Arabic society, politics, and culture.
ARAB499E
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; New Arab Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB 305. Taught in Arabic. This course introduces the students to the language of the Arabic news. This is done by using the text book by Elgibali and Korica, Media Arabic to be the guide for the themes in Media and a guide for the vocabulary. Students are reading and listening to fresh news from different Arabic media. In addition to that, they will also be reading and listening to analytical articles, editorials and excerpts from talk shows. Students have both reading and listening assignments that they will working on and responsible for at home. The course further develops the students' ability for both reading and listening comprehension that will be demonstrated through writing and speaking. It also enhances and widens the students range of vocabulary. Students are asked to write news based on the themes they are covering in the book and based on the fresh news they are reading and listening to. This is a content course that works on receptive and productive skills of the students.
ARAB499N
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Arabic Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB 305 Taught in Arabic. By permission only.
ARAB499O
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; The Syrian Conflict
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB 305. Taught in Arabic. By Permission Only. Background and coverage of the Syrian conflict from 2011 to present day. Weekly readings in English and Arabic. Weekly writing in Arabic.