Courses for Spring 2022

  • Special Topics in Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture

    Advanced level integrated skill course focusing on specific reading and writing topics derived from the traditions and arts of the Arabic language. Course prerequisites include advanced capacity in Arabic grammar and reading comprehension. Enrollment limited to 10.
    ARAB 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    ARAB 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Christoff
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    ARAB 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • First-Year Arabic

    Builds listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, at the low intermediate level of Arabic proficiency. Five contact hours per week, with an emphasis on grammar and communication, plus written, audio, and video assignments outside of class. This is the second half of a year-long course. Students must have taken ARAB 0100 to receive credit for this course. If ARAB 0100 was taken for credit then this course must be taken for credit; if taken as an audit, this course must also be taken as an audit. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by both the academic department and the Committee on Academic Standing. Enrollment limited to 18.
    ARAB 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
    ARAB 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
    ARAB 0200 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
  • Advanced Arabic: Language & Culture through Cinema

    This integrated-skill language and culture course stresses oral interaction in class. We will view and discuss films from the Arab World as vehicles to understanding the cultural and linguistic diversity of Arabic-speaking countries. Our selection of films will focus on issues of economic inequality, family dynamics, and gender, as well as the effects of war and immigration on society. By engaging the complex representation of these themes in contemporary cinema, this course will enhance students' understanding of Middle Eastern culture, while building a content-specific lexicon and advanced communicative ability. Prerequisite: ARAB0600, or an equivalent. Enrollment limited to 12.
    ARAB 0800 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
  • Third-Year Arabic

    Offers comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with grammar review as needed. Broadens students' perspective of Arabic culture with selections from the classical and modern traditions of Arabic writing and various art forms. Four contact hours weekly. Prerequisite: ARAB 0500.
    ARAB 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
    ARAB 0600 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
  • Second-Year Arabic

    Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at the intermediate level of language proficiency through extensive use of various texts and multimedia. Promotes better understanding of Arabic cultural traditions. Five contact hours weekly, plus written, audio, and video assignments outside of class. Prerequisite: ARAB 0300. This is the second half of a year-long course. Students must have taken ARAB 0300 to receive credit for this course.
    ARAB 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Belmont Flores
    ARAB 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Belmont Flores