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 2017

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First-Year Arabic I

ARAB 111 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

An introductory course in written and spoken Arabic, focusing on basic grammar and speaking. Aspects of Arab culture introduced.

Second-Year Arabic I

ARAB 161 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

Building on basic grammar and vocabulary knowledge, this course emphasizes speaking and writing, as well as listening comprehension and reading. Students introduced with popular Arab culture.

Third-Year Arabic I

ARAB 211 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

This course expands on grammar concepts and vocabulary knowledge with practical applications of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Social and political aspects of Arab culture are introduced.

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.

Spring 2017

We do not offer any courses this term.


Winter 2017

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First-Year Arabic II

ARAB 112 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

This course builds communicative skills in written and spoken Arabic, emphasizing foundational grammar and speaking. Continued introduction to cultural practices of the Arab world.

Second-Year Arabic II

ARAB 162 - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

A continuation of Second-Year Arabic focused on speaking and writing, in addition to listening comprehension and reading. Increased familiarization with popular Arab culture.