Courses and Syllabi

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Arabic Spring 2019

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.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — Nijmeh Saeed Zayed — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM TR — Robinson B442
  • Section 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — 09:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Innovation Hall 209
  • Section 004 — Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM MW — Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall 1109

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 101, 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM MW — Krug Hall 210
  • Section 002 — John A Samaha — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM TR — West Building 1008
  • Section 001 — Omar Alkhonini — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — East Building 121

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 201.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Fulfills foreign language requirement., Taught in Arabic

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Abdulmotalib Skooti — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Innovation Hall 207

300-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 325: Major Arab Writers/Stories (3 Credits)

Studies works of major Arab writers or collections such as The Arabian Nights. Notes: Knowledge of Arabic helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in English

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ARAB 331: Reading and Conversation II (3 Credits)

Continuation of ARAB 330. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Robinson B222

ARAB 350: Media Arabic I (Written Media) (3 Credits)

Develops advanced reading skills through work with current written media in Arabic. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 330 and 331 or appropriate placement score or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Nathaniel Greenberg — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Innovation Hall 205

ARAB 351: Media Arabic II (Spoken Media) (3 Credits)

Develops advanced listening and speaking skills through work with current broadcasts in Arabic TV and Radio. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 350 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Nathaniel Greenberg — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Innovation Hall 205

400-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 420: Survey of Arabic Literature (3 Credits)

A survey of Arabic literature from its genesis to the present day. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: Six credits of 300 level courses taught in Arabic or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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

Topics in ARAB

ARAB 325: Major Arab Writers/Stories (3 Credits)

Studies works of major Arab writers or collections such as The Arabian Nights. Notes: Knowledge of Arabic helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in English

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1 Section Currently Scheduled