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Courses - Spring 2018
ARAB
ARAB105
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic III-IV
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB104; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Continuation of ARAB104, developing further linguistic proficiency in Standard Arabic, both written and formal spoken. Covers an extended range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, general communicative competence and cultural awareness.
ARAB205
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: ARAB204; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Continuation of ARAB204, with exposure to a wide range of Arabic texts from different domains. Focus on vocabulary, more complex grammatical forms, and a better understanding of the formal aspects of using MSA as well as the cultural aspects of using the language.
ARAB207
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB206; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Further develops communicative skills and cultural knowledge in Egyptian Arabic, extending range of contexts and types of social interaction. Focuses on various aspects of Egyptian popular culture.
ARAB305
Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB304; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Further advanced grammar, reading, writing, speaking in Arabic; study of current issues within the Arab World.
ARAB398F
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FILM335 and ISRL349V. Credit granted for FILM335, ARAB398F or ISRL349V. How does the Arab-Israeli Conflict represent itself? How do the actors within this conflict (and some from outside) come to understand this conflict by representing it to themselves? The prism of film will touch on many of the various discourses (history, society, culture). The course will investigate whether the medium of film represents and formulates this Conflict in a particular way. Taught in English.
ARAB398I
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Secrets and Mysteries of Arabic Grammar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB205. Taught in English.
ARAB401
Readings in Arabic Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
A survey of Modern Arabic literature is given through a range of selected texts. Texts are studied as literature with constant reference to the social, cultural and political contexts in which they were written. Taught in Arabic.
ARAB499V
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Business Arabic
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305 or permission from the department. Taught in Arabic.
ARAB499Y
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; 1948 and the Transnational Struggle for Palestine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305 or HEBR313 (or permission from instructor.) Also offered as JWST429O, ISRL448W, HEBR498M, and HIST419Y. Credit granted for ARAB499Y, JWST429O, ISRL448W, HEBR498M, or HIST419Y. An exploration of the 1948 War for Palestine/Israel and its reverberations throughout the Middle East and North Africa. For students who have advanced proficiency in EITHER Hebrew or Arabic, this class offers a unique perspective on this seminal war through readings of original documents written by the war participants, both Jewish and Arab. Students can expect to improve their translation and reading comprehension skills in Hebrew or Arabic. Class discussions as well as a final research paper will be in English.