Elementary Arabic I,II (3,3)
Development of oral and written proficiency via writing, pronunciation, reading, and grammar.
For students with no knowledge of Arabic.
Intermediate Arabic I,II (3,3)
Continued development of oral and written proficiency. Elementary literary material and exposure to the culture.
Prerequisites: 21:074:101-102 or equivalent, as determined by a placement examination.
Contemporary Arabic Language and Cultures I,II (3,3)
Focuses on developing advanced oral and written fluency of modern Arabic through study of the cultures and histories of Middle Eastern nations. The course is taught in both Arabic and English, where emphasis is placed on broadening Arabic vocabulary and grammar; listening and speaking skills; and discerning the cultural context of complex readings and speech among Arabic nations/regions.
Prerequisites: 21:074:131-132 or equivalent, as determined by a placement examination.
Arab Society and Media (3)
This course is taught in English and explores social issues that have been central to the transformation of modern Arab societies in the modern period. Readings and recordings will address major topics such as democracy and development, nationalism, Islam, feminism, and the status of women and socialism.
Arabic Literature in English Translation I,II (3,3)
works of Arabic literature in translation, including poetry, the novel,
the short story, and plays. Emphasis on how new literary trends reflect
sociocultural change in the Arab world, including debates over
tradition, gender relations, and cultural pluralism. All readings
will be in English; no knowledge of Arabic is necessary.
Prerequisites: 21:350:101-102 or equivalent.
Independent Study in Arabic I,II (3,3)
Prerequisite: By permission of instructor only.