Courses for Spring 2016

  • First-Year Arabic

    Builds listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, at the low intermediate level of Arabic proficiency. Six 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
    Christoff
    ARAB 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
    ARAB 0200 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
    ARAB 0200 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
  • 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 a better understanding of the Arabic cultural traditions. Six 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. If ARAB 0300 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 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Christoff
    ARAB 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
  • 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. Five contact hours weekly. Prerequisite: ARAB 0500.
    ARAB 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
  • Advanced Arabic Language + Culture

    This advanced content course entitled "Arab Women’s Voices" invites students to delve into the female experience in Arab societies as articulated in stories, poems, films, interviews, and art work by and about women. Their multiple voices speak of old traditions and new realities, love and marriage, work and childbearing, war and freedom. They explore the male-female dynamics, question aged customs, and assert their own aspirations. The investigation of that complex theme promotes advanced linguistic capacity and cross-cultural awareness. Prerequisite: ARAB 0700, or an equivalent. Enrollment limited to 12. DPLL
    ARAB 0800 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Christoff
  • Modern Arabic Literature in Exile

    Modern Arabic Literature in Exile is a course that aims to improve the students’ skills in reading and critical writing through studying and analyzing narrative texts in their linguistic, cultural, historic and literary contexts. In this course, students will read short stories, critical essays, and chapters from novels written by some of the most important Arab writers living in exile, including but not limited to Taieb Salih, Gassan Kanafani, Hanan al-Sheick, Zakaria Tamer and Radhwa Ashour.

    Conducted in Modern Standard Arabic; designed for students with advanced language skills. LILE DPLL
    ARAB 1200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
  • 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