Courses and Syllabi

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Arabic Fall 2018

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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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 002 — 01:30 PM to 02:20 PM MWF — West Building 1004
  • Section 003 — 08:45 PM to 10:00 PM TR — Robinson B103
  • Section 001 — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM MW — Robinson B203

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 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D005

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — Aquia Building 347

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 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.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, 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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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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.
Additional Course Details: Taught in English, Title varies by section and/or semester

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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.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, 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 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — Enterprise Hall 274

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.
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

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

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.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, 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 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — Enterprise Hall 274