FIRST YEAR COURSES IN ARABIC

Arabic 1. F: 9 Hour
Arabic 2. W: 9 Hour
Arabic 3. S: 9 Hour

An introduction to written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). In addition to mastering the basics of grammar, emphasis is placed on active functional communication in the language, reading comprehension, and listening comprehension. Drill sessions meet four times/week (4 hours/week) for beginning Arabic language classes.


21-22-23. INTERMEDIATE ARABIC

21. 03F, 04F: 11
22. 04W, 05W: 11
23. 04S, 05S: 11

Intermediate level of Modern Standard Arabic. Continuation of presentation of fundamentals of grammar and development of proficiency in reading, writing, and spoken communication skills and aural comprehension, including much authentic cultural material. WCult: NW.


31-32-33. ADVANCED ARABIC

31. 04F: 10A
32. 05W: 10A
33. 05S: 10A

Students will make the transition to true proficiency in Standard Arabic by relying primarily on authentic Arabic texts and audiovisual materials to a much greater degree. Students will be exposed to, and expected to master a wide variety of different kinds of texts, including, but not limited to, excerpts of classical poetry, classical prose, excerpts from the Quran, current newspaper articles, modern fiction, and essays from journals. Prerequisite: Arabic 23 or equivalent. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.


24. FORMAL SPOKEN ARABIC

04W: 2 This course provides training in Formal Spoken Arabic (FSA) with some attention to divergences of certain Arabic dialects. FSA is a register which encompasses interdialectical features as well as features of modern Standard Arabic. The course emphasizes the functional and situational aspects of language. In addition to standard drills, students engage in structured and semi-structured speaking activities as well as content-based language activities built around regional topics. Prerequisite: Arabic 3 or equivalent. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.


59. INDEPENDENT ADVANCED STUDY IN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

All terms: Arrange

Available to students who wish to do advanced or independent study in Arabic. The student must obtain permission from the faculty member with whom he or she wishes to work. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.


For further information contact Hussein Kadhim.