Languages and Cultures

 

Arabic Course Descriptions

ARABIC 101: Arabic I Seeks to develop novice proficiency with emphasis on intercultural communication in the context of the Arabic world. Language laboratory activities required. Not offered every semester. This course satisfies one additional course requirement from the approved list of communication courses for general education requirements/This course counts as a Group A, Humanities and The Arts General Education Requirements. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: None.

ARABIC 102: Arabic II Develops further the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing to a proficiency level regarded as basic communication in Arabic. ARABIC.102 is for students who wish to continue studying Arabic at the second level. Arabic language study is taught in its cultural context, including history, culture, diversity, and comparison with students' native culture. Practice in language laboratory and/or use of electronic language-learning media is required. ARABIC.102 is offered every semester. This course earns one GEP toward Goal 4 Cultures and Diversity and two GEPs toward Goal 8 Second Language in general education. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: ARABIC.101 or equivalent proficiency level. This course is generally appropriate for students with one or two years of high-school ARABIC.

ARABIC 203: Arabic III Continuation of the development of the four language skills in Arabic, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing, together with the study of Arabic cultures. The third course in the sequence of Arabic courses continues to develop communicative proficiency in the Arabic language at the intermediate level, as well as develop the ability to understand and appreciate Arabic cultures. Taught in Arabic. This course satisfies one additional course requirement from the approved list of communication courses for general education requirements/This course counts as a Group A, Humanities and The Arts General Education Requirements. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: ARABIC.102.

ARABIC 204: Arabic IV Continuation of the development of the four language skills in Arabic, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing, together with the study of Arabic cultures. The fourth course in the sequence of Arabic courses continues to develop communicative proficiency in the Arabic language at the intermediate level, as well as develop the ability to understand and appreciate Arabic cultures. Three hours lecture per week. Taught in Arabic. This course satisfies one additional course requirement from the approved list of communication courses for general education requirements/This course counts as a Group A, Humanities and The Arts General Education Requirements. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: ARABIC.203.

ARABIC 211: Arabic Cultures Provides an understanding and appreciation of the Arab world through geography, history, current events, arts and customs. Taught in English. This course counts as a Group A, Humanities and The Arts General Education Requirements. Three hours lecture per week.

ARABIC 212: Euro-Arab Cinema taught in English this course seeks to introduce students to Euro-Arab cinema and culture through the analysis of films that portrays both Arab and European characters. The course investigates the cultural, social and political issues that these films discuss as it also aims to introduce key concepts in transnational cinema. Students will study the political, social, cultural and religious diversity as they are reflected in a number of movies. The course will also address women's representations in films. The course is for students seeking General Education Points in Arts and Humanities and Communication and is taught in English. The course is based on movie screening, readings and students' contributions through oral as well as written assignments. Open to all students and counts for a minor or a major in Languages and Cultures: Arabic Studies Track. No prerequisite. Offered every other year.

ARABIC 305: Arabic for Advanced Conversation 1 Develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing through extensive and intensive practice. The course concentrates on the language used in fields that include, but are not limited, to media, politics and journalism in the Arab-speaking world. The course aims at developing students' knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic as well as their cultural awareness. The course aims also at refining students' use of grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure. The course is taught in Arabic. Applicable toward a major in Languages and Cultures: Arabic Studies Track. Prerequisites: ARABIC 204 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Offered every other year.

ARABIC 306: Arabic for Advanced Conversation 2 Focuses on achieving a higher level of fluency in speaking, writing, reading and listening. The course develops students' communication skills in the fields that include, but are not limited to, language and cultural diversity, social issues and stereotypes. The course continues to expand students' knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic as well as cultural awareness. Particular attention will be given to grammar and sentence structure. Applicable toward a major in Languages and Cultures: ARABIC Studies Track. Prerequisites: ARABIC 305 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Offered every other year.

 


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