ARAB - Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 101 Beginning Arabic I

Credits 4. 4 Lecture Hours.

(ARAB 1411, 1511) Beginning Arabic I. Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic in its written and spoken forms; emphasis on conversation, rudimentary vocabulary, simple grammar, and reading.

ARAB 102 Beginning Arabic II

Credits 4. 4 Lecture Hours.

(ARAB 1412, 1512) Beginning Arabic II. Introduction of more complex grammatical constructions; vocabulary building; emphasis on putting acquired vocabulary and grammar to conversational use.
Prerequisite: ARAB 101 or equivalent.

ARAB 104 Intensive Beginning Arabic

Credits 8. 8 Lecture Hours.

Accelerated elementary language study, with oral, listening, reading and writing practice. Equivalent to ARAB 101 and ARAB 102.

ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(ARAB 2311) Intermediate Arabic I. Practice of listening, speaking, and writing skills; vocabulary building; discussion of topics related to daily life and general aspects of Arab culture.
Prerequisite: ARAB 102 or equivalent.

ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(ARAB 2312) Intermediate Arabic II. Emphasis on comprehending printed material, perfecting pronunciation, and attending to more complex grammar; discussion of topics holding general and professional interest; knowledge of Arab culture and history.
Prerequisite: ARAB 201 or equivalent.

ARAB 204 Intensive Intermediate Arabic

Credits 6. 6 Lecture Hours.

Accelerated intermediate language study, with oral, listening, reading and writing practice. Equivalent to ARAB 201 and ARAB 202.
Prerequisite: ARAB 102 or ARAB 104.

ARAB 221 Introduction to Arabic Language and Society

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examination of critical linguistic issues in the Arab world from a sociolinguistic perspective, including language and religion; language and power; language and nationalism; and language and education.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

ARAB 222 Field Studies I: Language, Culture, and Society

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Arabic language and culture taught in an Arabic-speaking country; living with a host family; supervised travel of cultural interest; participation in activities of host institution.
Prerequisite: ARAB 102 or equivalent.

ARAB 285 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Individual supervision of readings or assigned projects in an Asian Language, selected for each student individually; written or oral reports.
Prerequisite: Approval of Arabic and Asian Language Office Director.

ARAB 289 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of Arabic studies. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

ARAB 301 Reading and Composition

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Advanced Arabic grammar and readings of average difficulty and of different genres, including literary and journalistic texts and other culturally-enriched materials in order to develop awareness of cultural products, perspectives, and practices found in the Arab world.
Prerequisites: ARAB 202; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

ARAB 302 Reading and Composition II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Readings of average difficulty and of different genres, including literary and journalistic texts and other culturally-enriched materials; development of writing skills with emphasis on grammatical constructions; expansion of vocabulary and oral expression.
Prerequisites: ARAB 301; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

ARAB 321 Business Arabic

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Business and financial terminologies useful in the Arab World; cultural etiquette for effective communication in Arabic business settings; oral and written business reports from a variety of authentic sources; language skills and communication strategies for traveling, shopping and conducting financial transactions in the Arab World.
Prerequisite: ARAB 202 or equivalent.

ARAB 322 Field Studies II: Language, Culture, and Society

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Arabic language and culture taught in an Arabic-speaking country; living with a host family; supervised travel of cultural interest; participation in activities of host institution.
Prerequisite: ARAB 202 or equivalent.

ARAB 323 Media Arabic

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Analysis of current events in the Arab World; use of print and electronic materials in Arabic from variety of media sources; discussion of different points of view in media representation/coverage; issues pertaining to business, politics, culture and entertainment in the Arab World.
Prerequisite: ARAB 202 or equivalent.

ARAB 475 Media and the Middle East

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examination of how media (e.g., literature, news, film, television) contribute to our understanding of historical events in the Middle East; analysis of cultural, social, political and historical circumstances of media representation of events; exploration of various media genres’ techniques and narrative structure. May be taken two times for credit with a focus on different medium.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

ARAB 485 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Individual supervision of readings or assigned projects selected for each student individually; written or oral reports.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and Director of AALO.

ARAB 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of Arabic studies. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

ARAB 491 Research

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Research in Arabic studies conducted under the direction of faculty member approved by the Director of AALO. May be taken 2 times for credit.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.