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Fall 2015

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 .

Winter 2016

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 .

Space and Place in Arabic Literature

LIT 295-01 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

The course presupposes no previous knowledge of the Arabic language or the cultures of the Middle East. All readings are in translation. Class discussions are conducted in English. This course examines the making of historical, geographic, social, and political spaces in Arabic literature. We survey 1500 years of literary production and explore how different genres (poetry, prose, and so on) create and (re-)produce spaces across time. Readings are approached from an array of perspectives, considering space as a place, as a condition, and as a practice. (HL) Edwards.

Spring 2016

The Arab World through Film

LIT 295-01 -  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.