Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Arabic Fall 2017

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

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200-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 210: Intermediate Arabic (3 Credits)

Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Arabic-speaking regions. Equivalent to ARAB 201, ARAB 202.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 110 or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 004 — John A Samaha — 01:30 PM to 02:20 PM MWF — Thompson Hall L004
  • Section 005 — Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM TR — Innovation Hall 134
  • Section 002 — Nijmeh Saeed Zayed — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM MW — Innovation Hall 317

ARAB 250: Gateway to Advanced Arabic (3 Credits)

Integration of advanced intermediate-level Arabic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and the development of critical thinking and understanding authentic texts from the Arabic world. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Abdulmotalib Skooti — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Robinson A210

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
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ARAB 330: Reading and Conversation I (3 Credits)

Development of conversational fluency and reading skills in modern standard Arabic through class discussion, reports, and presentations. Includes readings from newspapers, journals, magazines, web sites, literary works, and other sources. Notes: ARAB 330 and 331 must be taken in sequence. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Seraje Assi — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Aquia Building 346

ARAB 380: Arabic Dialects (3 Credits)

Study of the structure of one Arabic dialect with comparison to Modern Standard Arabic and the classical Fus-ha. Includes study of literature, proverbs, and culture associated with that dialect. Notes: May be repeated when dialect covered is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ARAB 390: Translation Methods: Arabic to English (3 Credits)

Provides students with essential tools and techniques to translate Arabic texts to English. Includes practice applying these techniques to a variety of documents including literary, media, and legal texts. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 330 and 331 or appropriate placement score or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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: Taught in Arabic, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: Six credits of 300 level courses taught in Arabic or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM MW — David King Hall 2053

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
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ARAB 380: Arabic Dialects (3 Credits)

Study of the structure of one Arabic dialect with comparison to Modern Standard Arabic and the classical Fus-ha. Includes study of literature, proverbs, and culture associated with that dialect. Notes: May be repeated when dialect covered is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled