(see also Arabic Studies page)
MODERN STANDARD ARABIC I (ARAB 101) (.pdf, 357.2 KB)
MODERN STANDARD ARABIC II (ARAB 102)
Begins the process of training the student to read, and to respond orally to, simple Modern Standard Arabic, the form of Arabic taught in the Arabic-speaking world from Morocco to the Arab Gulf, and the language of polite conversation, formal speeches, lectures and media broadcasts, and the press, including newspapers, short stories and novels. Writing in Arabic is also taught and drilled, but only to the extent that it allows students to reinforce reading and speaking Arabic. Through the memorization of "basic texts" and drilling on sounds, structures and vocabulary, the student develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills that provide the proper foundation for going on to more extensive study of Standard Arabic. Also invaluable for the study of spoken dialectal Arabic (e.g., Egyptian). For majors and non-majors.
EGYPTIAN SPOKEN ARABIC I (ARAB 115) (.pdf, 182.1 KB)
EGYPTIAN SPOKEN ARABIC II (ARAB 116)
Beginning-level training in the spoken Arabic of Cairo, a dialect widely used throughout Egypt for normal conversational purposes and almost universally understood in surrounding Arabic-speaking countries. A systematic explanation of the grammar and the building of vocabulary, with ample opportunities for listening and speaking. For majors and non-majors.
INTERMEDIATE MODERN STANDARD ARABIC I (ARAB 203) (pdf, 405.1 KB)
INTERMEDIATE MODERN STANDARD ARABIC II (ARAB 204)
A continuation of ARAB 101 and 102, building upon them with respect to grammar, vocabulary, nature of materials to be read and format of textbook. Develops the ability to read and comprehend higher levels of Modern Standard Arabic in a variety of fields and genres and listening comprehension of Modern Standard Arabic as it is spoken on the radio and at formal or polite occasions. Also stressed are the ability to converse and discuss and to write simple but correct, serviceable prose. For majors and non-majors.
ADVANCED STANDARD ARABIC I (ARAB 305) (.pdf, 293kb)
The sequel to 203-204, this course prepares students for reaching advanced proficiency. Reading and listening texts, video materials, and speaking, listening, and writing exercises for each lesson. Emphasis on consolidating vocabulary and grammar and building an active knowledge of words, expressions, and structures appropriate for an advanced level of Arabic.
ADVANCED MODERN STANDARD ARABIC III
Reinforces vocabulary and grammar from lessons previously studied in the al-Kitaab series, including all of Part 1 and at least the 3 or 4 chapters of Part 2. Newer material includes additional chapters of al-Kitaab Part 2 plus comparable material.n Goal of building proficiency to mid- or high-intermediate level.
MODERN ARABIC LITERATURE (ARAB 381A) (.pdf, )
This course is designed to give students a brief introductory survey of modern Arabic literature by way of English translations. This is a beginning to a very important field of study. All required readings are in English translation versions; students of Arabic will be encouraged from time to time to attempt to read for basic comprehension short passages.
PRACTICUM IN COLLEGE TEACHING
Gives practice in preparing lessons and teaching. Various assignments closely directed by the instructor in the course, including development of syllabi and other materials; construction and reading of examinations; lecturing and/or discussion leadership; and language supervision. Open to majors and nonmajors, although the credit cannot be applied to the major. Variable credits up to a maximum of 8, but no grade.
Designed by consultation between instructor and student.
Last Updated: 11/16/12