Course Offerings

Fall 2019

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First-Year Arabic I

ARAB 111 - Shehata, Asmaa

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 - Shehata, Asmaa

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.

Special Topics in Arabic Literature and Culture

ARAB 395A - Edwards, Anthony (Antoine)

An advanced seminar on a particular author, period, or genre. Topics may include Arab Short Stories, Classical Arabic Poetry, Travelogues in Arabic Literature, Arabic Pop Culture and Music, and Arabic Media. The subject changes annually. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Fall 2019, ARAB 395A-01: Special Topic in Arabic Literature and Culture: Shabab Talk (3). Prerequisite: ARAB 211 or instructor consent. An advanced-level Arabic language course about shabab (youth) and the political, social, and religious issues that they face in the 21st-century Arabic-speaking world. Hosted by Jaafar Abdul Karim and television on DW Arabia, Shabab Talk is an Arabic, talk show addressing topics such as women's rights, homosexuality, unemployment, politics, and atheism. Students watch episodes of Shabab Talk and develop their linguistic and analytical abilities in order to engage critically with these discourses. Students continue to improve their Arabic skills in listening comprehension, speaking, writing, and reading and broaden their cultural understanding of the region, specifically from the perspective of their peers: the Arab shabab . Edwards.

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 2019

We do not offer any courses this term.


Winter 2019

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First-Year Arabic II

ARAB 112 - Abdelmonem, Hala A.

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 - Abdelmonem, Hala A.

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

 

Special Topics in Arabic Literature and Culture

ARAB 395A - Abdelmonem, Hala A.

An advanced seminar on a particular author, period, or genre. Topics may include Arab Short Stories, Classical Arabic Poetry, Travelogues in Arabic Literature, Arabic Pop Culture and Music, and Arabic Media. The subject changes annually. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2019, ARAB 395A-01: Special Topics in Arab Literature and Culture: Arabic Music and Politics (3). Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ARAB 211 or instructor consent. Conducted in Arabic. This introduction to music from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) explores the role of music and the performed, spoken word as an instrument of social and political change in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Students listen to songs written in all registers of Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and the various dialects) and read selected literary pieces, editorials, and news reports. Abdelmonem.