Course Offerings

The Arab World through Film (Spring 2016)

LIT 295-02 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

The geopolitical importance of the Arab world and the legacy of Orientalism reduce "the Arab" and the region to stereotypes and misrepresentations. In order to challenge these depictions, we start by asking how Arab cinema represents contemporary Arab society'. This course introduces the student to the vibrant societies and dynamic cultures of the Arab world through the medium of film. This course analyzes, upholds, and challenges issues of social and cultural significance in the region. (HL) Edwards.

Fall 2016

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First-Year Arabic I

ARAB 111 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

An introduction to fuSHaa "formal Arabic" along with shaami , "the Arabic variety spoken in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine." Preparation to function in a range of situations and to understand the varieties of Arabic and the ways they, interact in real-life communication. The course embraces a dynamic view of Arabic reflecting authentic communication with and among native speakers across various contexts and geographical areas in the Arab world. Questions? Contact Prof. Antoine Edwards at edwardsa@wlu.edu .

First-Year Arabic I

ARAB 111 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

An introduction to fuSHaa "formal Arabic" along with shaami , "the Arabic variety spoken in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine." Preparation to function in a range of situations and to understand the varieties of Arabic and the ways they, interact in real-life communication. The course embraces a dynamic view of Arabic reflecting authentic communication with and among native speakers across various contexts and geographical areas in the Arab world. Questions? Contact Prof. Antoine Edwards at edwardsa@wlu.edu .

Second-Year Arabic I

ARAB 161 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

This course is designed to develop proficiency in the Arabic language and culture through the skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Coursework focuses on helping students master and activate large amounts of vocabulary through active use of the root-and-pattern system, as well as develop reading strategies and listening skills. Communicative skills remain a priority; active, cooperative participation in group activities is expected. By the end of the term, students are expected to reach at least the mid-intermediate level of proficiency. Questions? Contact Prof. Antoine Edwards at edwardsa@wlu.edu .

Spring 2016

We do not offer any courses this term.


Winter 2016

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First-Year Arabic II

ARAB 112 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

This course builds communicative skills in formal and spoken Arabic, as well as culture, through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities inside and outside of class. The course focuses on intermediate level tasks and topics, which involve daily life, as well as developing efficient reading strategies and listening skills. By the end of the term, students should expect to have reached intermediate proficiency. Questions? Contact Prof. Antoine Edwards at edwardsa@wlu.edu .

First-Year Arabic II

ARAB 112 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

This course builds communicative skills in formal and spoken Arabic, as well as culture, through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities inside and outside of class. The course focuses on intermediate level tasks and topics, which involve daily life, as well as developing efficient reading strategies and listening skills. By the end of the term, students should expect to have reached intermediate proficiency. Questions? Contact Prof. Antoine Edwards at edwardsa@wlu.edu .

Second-Year Arabic I

ARAB 161 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

This course is designed to develop proficiency in the Arabic language and culture through the skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Coursework focuses on helping students master and activate large amounts of vocabulary through active use of the root-and-pattern system, as well as develop reading strategies and listening skills. Communicative skills remain a priority; active, cooperative participation in group activities is expected. By the end of the term, students are expected to reach at least the mid-intermediate level of proficiency. Questions? Contact Prof. Antoine Edwards at edwardsa@wlu.edu .

Directed Individual Study

ARAB 403 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

Advanced study in Arabic. May include formal writing and conversational Arabic, and literary study of texts in Arabic. The nature and content of the course is determined by the students' needs and by an evaluation of their previous work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.