Courses

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Beginning Arabic I (ARAB-111)
This is an introductory course to Arabic language and culture. It aims at developing the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course follows the integrated approach, which integrates the teaching of formal (Modern Standard Arabic) and spoken Arabic (Levantine) simultaneously. This integration is essential for using Arabic language and understanding Arabic culture.
Beginning Arabic II (ARAB-112)
This course builds on its prerequisite (Arabic 111). It continues to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. While this course continues with the integration of both MSA and spoken Arabic, it offers more focus on grammar and modern standard Arabic.
Introductory Topics in Arabic (ARAB-199)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Intermediate Arabic I (ARAB-211)
This course continues building upon the linguistic foundations started in Arabic 111 and 112. It aims at developing the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing at a more advanced level. Students will read and comprehend authentic texts. They will write on the paragraph level. Listening and speaking will be more advanced and reflective of what Arabs actually use in real life interactions. In addition, the course continues the practice of introducing Arab society, history and culture.
Intermediate Arabic II (ARAB-212)
This course builds on the linguistic foundations started in Arabic 211. It aims at developing a higher level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Arabic through the extensive use of graded materials on a wide variety of topics. The material in this course will be theme-based. Each theme is introduced for a week. This increases both quality and quantity of students' vocabulary that gives them more fluency and facility in understanding the language and communicating ideas with it. The themes covered include: the Arab world, Arab cities, Arabic language, education, food and drink, health and sport, weather and travel, love and marriage, women and religion.
Intermediate Topics in Arabic (ARAB-299)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Special Topics in Arabic (ARAB-300)
This course will further develop students' linguistic skills in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Specific topics will vary according to the interests of students and faculty. Prerequisite: Arabic 211 or equivalent.
Advanced Arabic I (ARAB-311)
The goal of Advanced Arabic I is to introduce students to authentic, unedited Arabic language materials ranging from short stories, poems, songs to newspaper articles dealing with social, political, and cultural issues. While, this course continues to build upon the linguistic skills of Intermediate Arabic II, it aims at developing fluency in oral expression through discussions of issues presented in the reading selections. There will be more forms on the development of native-like pronunciation and accurate use of grammatical structures in Modern Standard Arabic. A primary objective of the course is the development of the writing skill through free composition exercises in topics of interest to students. Prerequisite ARAB 212 or equivalent is required.
Culture of the Arab World (ARAB-315)
This course is an introduction to the culture of the Arab world. It aims at giving a comprehensive picture about Arabs and their culture. Students will read books and articles on a wide range of disciplines: history, geography, linguistics, anthropology, economy, women studies, politics and international relations, media, environment and religion. In addition, the course addresses the relationship between the Arab world and the West and issues like stereotyping (on both sides), anti-Americanism, and Islamic fundamentalism.
Directed Study (ARAB-361)
Directed Study (ARAB-362)