ARABIC COURSES FOR SUMMER 2013
LC 490 Introduction to Islamic Civilization and Culture May 13 - June 7, 2013
This course is an introductory survey of broad currents in the cultures, thought and civilizaion of the Muslim world. It emphasizes religious, intellectual and cultural trends, social and political structures and contemporary issues of Muslim societies within the current flobal cultural world. No prerequisites. All readings in English. Course counts towards the Arabic minor. Instructor: Profl Ahmed Idrissi Alami
ARABIC COURSES FOR FALL 2013
ARAB 101: Standard Arabic Level I. Cr. 3.
Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic: the writing and sound systems, and systematic presentation of basic grammatical structures. Reading, writing, and vocabulary building are emphasized throughout. The course also includes an introduction to Arab culture. No previous knowledge of Arabic required.
ARAB 111: Elementary Standard Arabic Conversation I. Cr. 1.
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Group discussions in Standard Arabic on practical topics. Corequisite: ARAB 101
ARAB 201: Standard Arabic Level III. Cr. 3.
This course is designed to allow students to use the grammar and vocabulary acquired in the first two semesters in dealing with specific social situations. Continued improvement of conversational, reading, and writing abilities and expansion of vocabulary. Prerequisite: ARAB 102
ARAB 301: Standard Arabic Level V. Cr. 3.
Continued development of Arabic speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials dealing primarily with the everyday life and civilization of Arabic-speaking countries, from various sources (newspapers, poetry, chapters from the Qu'ran). Conducted primarily in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 202.
Arabic Culture & Literature Courses
ARAB 239 Arab Women Writers. Cr. 3.
Survey of Arab women writers from North Africa, the Middle East, and Arab communities in the western world. Emphasis on issues of sexuality, marriage, work, travel, and immigration. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Arabic required. No prerequisites.
ARAB 280/ENGL 232/CMPL 230 Arabic Culture
This survey class serves as an introduction to Arab society and culture, including the Middle East and North Africa, to students with little or no background in the subject matter. No pre-requisites, taught in english. Course counts toward the Arabic Minor. Instructor: Prof. Ahmed Idrissi Alami