ARAB - Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 101 Beginning Arabic I

Credits 4. 4 Lecture Hours.

(ARAB 1411) 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) 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.

(ARAB 1411 and 1412) Intensive Beginning Arabic. 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 ARAB 104, 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.

(ARAB 2311 and 2312) Intensive Intermediate Arabic. 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 ARAB 104, 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 or ARAB 204, or equivalent; 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.
Prerequisites: ARAB 202 or ARAB 204, or equivalent; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

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.
Prerequisites: ARAB 202 or ARAB 204, or equivalent; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

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.
Prerequisites: ARAB 202 or ARAB 204, or equivalent; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

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.