ARABIC COURSES FOR SPRING 2014
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 102: Standard Arabic Level II Cr. 3. Continuation of ARAB 101.
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 202: Standard Arabic Level IV. Cr. 3.
continuation of ARAB 201.
ARAB 302: Standard Arabic Level VI. Cr. 3.
Continuation of ARAB 301.
Arabic Culture & Literature Courses
ARAB 230 Arabic Literature in Translation. Cr. 3.
Students will gain insights into 20th century and contemporary Arabic culture and literature through readings from novels, short stories, poetry and essays. Emphasis is on connections between literary works and modern social and political life. Subjects discussed will include: genres of Arabic literature, topics in modern fiction, and film. All readings are in English; no knowledge of Arabic required. No prerequisites.