ARAB  102   

 Elementary Arabic II

Dina Ramadan

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Cross-listed:  Africana Studies, Middle Eastern Studies  This course is a continuation of Arabic 101. Students are further trained through the use of the most current pedagogical developments of communicative, visual and narrative methods developed by primarily al-Kitaab fii Ta` allum al- `Arabiyya. Students will continue to enlarge their speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills in Modern Standard Arabic, the form of Arabic shared by all Arab countries. Classroom time is devoted to conversation (skits and discussions) and grammar exercises (including skim-reading tasks, spiraling and inference, analogy, problem solving, and educated guessing), stemming from the DVDs and other materials. The course will continue to introduce students to some Egyptian colloquial. Consistent emphasis is placed on authentic resources that derive from the most updated cultural contexts, realities and creative work of the Arab world. Students are expected to devote adequate time for homework, meet with a tutor every week to help them with homework and attend a session of Spoken Arabic.  Class size: 22



ARAB 202   Intermediate Arabic

Elizabeth Holt

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1:30 -2:50 pm



Cross-listed:  Africana Studies, Middle Eastern Studies  This course is a continuation of Intermediate Arabic 201.The course focuses on the functional use of Arabic in a natural communication setting.  The four linguistic skills will be dealt with simultaneously.  Vocabulary and grammatical structures are taught through exposure to a wide range of texts. Aspects of Arab culture and differences between Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken language will be highlighted. Students work in the language lab, watch movies, TV programs and have an additional two-hour session with the Arabic tutor for conversational practice. Conducted in Modern Standard Arabic.  Class size: 18



ARAB 302   Advanced Arabic

Dina Ramadan

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11:50am-1:10 pm



Cross-listed:  Africana Studies, Middle Eastern Studies  In this course, we will read selections from Arabic literary journals, with a particular focus on the history of the poetry and prose of the 1950s and 1960s.  Students will develop their literary and critical vocabularies in Arabic, will refine their writing and make it more idiomatic, and will be expected to present their work at the end of the semester.  We will use the textbook The Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic.