Arabic Courses

 

Course Descriptions

 

ARAB 1001. Beginning Arabic I. 4 Credits.

 

ARAB 1002. Beginning Arabic II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of ARAB 1001. Fundamentals of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing of Modern Standard Arabic. Laboratory Fee.

ARAB 1201. Intensive Elementary Arabic I–II. 6 Credits.

Fundamentals of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing of Modern Arabic. Laboratory fee.

ARAB 1202. Intensive Elementary Arabic I–II. 6 Credits.

Continuation of ARAB 1201. Fundamentals of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing of Modern Arabic. Prerequisite:ARAB 1201. Laboratory fee.

ARAB 2001. Intermediate Arabic I. 4 Credits.

Continuation of ARAB 1002. Further development of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing skills of Modern Standard Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 1002. Laboratory fee.

ARAB 2002. Intermediate Arabic II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of ARAB 2001. Further development of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing skills of Modern Standard Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 2001. Laboratory fee.

ARAB 2201. Intensive Intermediate Arabic I. 6 Credits.

Continuation of ARAB 1202. Prerequisite: ARAB 1202. Laboratory fee.

ARAB 3001. Advanced Arabic. 4 Credits.

Emphasis on development of speaking skills at the advanced level of proficiency. Discussion of cultural and social issues based on a selection of contemporary written and audiovisual materials from Arab media sources. Prerequisite: ARAB 2002 or permission of instructor. Laboratory fee.

ARAB 3105. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Topic announced in the Schedule of Classes may be repeated for credit provided the topic differs.

ARAB 3201. Intensive Intermediate Arabic II. 6 Credits.

Continuation of ARAB 2201. Prerequisite: ARAB 2201. Laboratory fee.

ARAB 3301. Modern Arabic Literature. 3 Credits.

Short stories, short plays, poems, formal speeches, and panel discussions in Modern Standard Arabic, with attention to linguistic and stylistic aspects. Prerequisite: ARAB 3001 and permission of instructor.

ARAB 3302. Media Arabic. 4 Credits.

Authentic scripted and audiovisual materials from various contemporary Arab media outlets including television and radio newscast and cultural programs; newspaper and magazine articles; films and documentaries; and the Internet. Prerequisite:ARAB 3001 or ARAB 3301 or permission of instructor.

ARAB 3311. Business Arabic. 3 Credits.

General and specific business language skills used in a variety of business operations and settings, such as making presentations, researching opportunities, conducting interviews, and negotiating. Prerequisite: ARAB 3001.

ARAB 3501. Arabic and Arab Identity. 3 Credits.

History of the Arabic language from pre-Islamic times and its subsequent spread into contiguous regions. The role of the Arabic language in formulating the ideology of Arab nationalism and identity. Course is conducted in English.

ARAB 3502. Arab Film & Culture in English. 3 Credits.

Historical survey of Arab cinema and its expression of Arab culture. Course is conducted in English.

ARAB 3503. Fundamentals of Arabic Linguistics. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the structures, functions, and varieties of Arabic from a descriptive linguistics perspective. The history of the language, including contributions of major medieval Arabic grammarians. Analysis of standard and dialectal varieties of Arabic. Course is conducted in English.

ARAB 4001. Genres in Modern Arabic Literature. 3 Credits.

Historical development of short Arabic stories or short Arabic plays throughout the twentieth century. Prerequisite: ARAB 3301 or permission of instructor.

ARAB 4002. Arabic Narratives Through the Ages. 3 Credits.

Reading and discussion of narratives, such as those found in stories of The Thousand and One Nights, or travel adventures, such as those of Ibn Battuta and his successors. Prerequisite: ARAB 3301 or permission of instructor.

ARAB 4501. Arabic-English Translation. 3 Credits.

Theoretical background and practical applications of translation strategies from Arabic to English that are necessary for professional translation tasks. Prerequisite: ARAB 3301 or ARAB 3302.

ARAB 4502. Arabic–English Advanced Translation and Editing. 1-3 Credits.

The professional translation and editing of various types of material. Prerequisite: ARAB 4501.