CRN

90303

Course No.

ARAB 101

Title

Beginning Arabic

Professor

Hezi Brosh

Schedule

Mon 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm LC 210

Tu Th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm LC 118

Wed 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm LC 210

Distribution

D

The course is an introduction to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as it is used in Arab countries today. It presents Arabic script andpronunciation, and essentials of basic Arabic structures, syntax and vocabulary. All these are reinforced by reading graded texts. Differences between MSA and educated spoken Arabic as well as significant aspects of Arab culture will be highlighted. Open to students with no previous knowledge in Arabic and to others in consultation with the instructor.

CRN

90066

Course No.

ARAB 201

Title

Intermediate Arabic

Professor

Hezi Brosh

Schedule

Mon 10:00 am - 11:20 am LC 210

Wed 10:00 am - 11:20 LC 120

Distribution

D

The course focuses on developing a significant level of linguistic and communicative competence in the language. The four linguistic skills will be dealt with as well as a selection of texts from Arab media will be read to expand active and passive lexicon and grammatical structures. Differences between modern standard Arabic as well as aspects of Arab cultures will be highlighted. Open to students who have had Arabic 101, or at least one year of Modern Standard Arabic and the approval of the Arabic Coordinator.