Courses and Syllabi

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Arabic Spring 2020

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 110: Elementary Arabic (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Equivalent to ARAB 101, ARAB 102.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 003 — Nijmeh Saeed Zayed — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM TR — West Building 1001
  • - 004 — Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM MW — Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall 1111
  • - 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — 09:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Innovation Hall 207

200-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 201: Intermediate Arabic I (3 Credits)

Further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Advanced level of vocabulary. Grammar covers past tenses, subordinated conjunctions, and introduction to passive voice. Notes: Also introduces Arabic dictionary. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 101, 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Thompson Hall L004
  • - 002 — John A Samaha — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM TR — Aquia Building 346
  • - 003 — Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM MW — Thompson Hall L004

ARAB 202: Intermediate Arabic II (3 Credits)

Emphasis on application of language skills to reading, composition, and discussion. Focuses on language structure, format of developing vocabulary from verbs, covering different derivations, and language patterns. Leads to learning the use of Arabic dictionary in depth. Grammar covers passive voice and verbal nouns. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 201.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Omar Alkhonini — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124
  • - 002 — Abdulmotalib Skooti — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM MW — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 127

300-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 300: Advanced Arabic (3 Credits)

Introduces new complex syntactical and grammatical structures for critical enhancement of fluency in Modern Standard Arabic. Emphasis is plced on sentence structure and vocabulary enrichment. Students also gain additional exposure to linguistic diglossia, culture, and history. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 202 or equivalent, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Omar Alkhonini — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Aquia Building 346

ARAB 331: Reading and Conversation II (3 Credits)

Continuation of ARAB 330. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 300, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Aquia Building 346

ARAB 360: Topics in Arabic Cultural Production (3 Credits)

Focuses on major trends and issues in modern Arabic cultural production. In addition to material from the Middle East and North Africa, the course surveys works of art, cinema, media, and literature from across the global Arabic diaspora. Notes: Some knowledge of Arabic is preferable. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled