Courses - Spring 2020
ARAB 10200 - Standard Arabic Level II
Section 1: MTWR (10:30-11:20)
Section 2: MTWR (1:30-2:20)
Further study of Modern Standard Arabic. Continued presentation of the basic structures of Arabic grammar and expansion of vocabulary. Reading and writing will be emphasized. 3.000 Credit hours
ARAB 11100 - Elementary Standard Arabic Conversation I
Section 1: Wednesday (4:30-5:20)
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Group discussions in Standard Arabic on practical topics. Credit hours: 1.000. Highly recommended for students taking ARAB 101.
ARAB 11200 - Elementary Standard Arabic Conversation II
Section 1: Thursday (4:30-5:20)
Section 2: Wednesday (3:30-4:20)
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Small group discussions in Standard Arabic on practical topics. May be taken concurrently with ARAB 10200.
ARAB 20200 - Standard Arabic Level IV
(MWR – 9:30-10:20)
Increased mastery of the four language skills, with emphasis on reading and translation using materials from literary classical and modern Arabic. The course includes a study of some parts of the Koran.
ARAB 281 - Introduction to Islamic Civilization and Culture
(MTR - 2:30-3:20)
This course is a survey of broad currents in the cultures, thought and civilization of the Muslim world. It emphasizes religious, intellectual and cultural trends, social and political structures and contemporary issues of Muslim societies within the current global cultural world. Taught in English. 3.000 Credit hours
ARAB 587 Modern Arab Thought
(TR – 12:00-1:15)
Prominent and critical issues in modern Arab thought. Identity, historical meaning, the Arab-Islamic cultural legacy, and tradition vs. modernity are engaged through Arab encounters with the West. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Arabic required. 3.000 Credit hours
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