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Courses - Fall 2018
ARAB
ARAB104
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I-II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
An intensive course focusing on developing functional proficiency in th standard Arabic language, both written and formal spoken. Begins with script and phonology, and develops into a limited range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, general communicative competence and cultural awareness.
Seats will be opened gradually by the registrar's office, to a total of 15 seats per section.
ARAB204
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: ARAB105; and must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Covers topics related to contemporary Arabic society, literature and culture in standard written and formal spoken Arabic. Acquisition of more complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary, and reading, to develop a better understanding of the formal aspects of using MSA.
ARAB206
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB205; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Develops communicative skills and cultural knowledge in Egyptian Arabic. Focuses on various social interactions, work and school situations, as well as specifics of pronunciation and grammar of the Egyptian dialect. Designed for students who have completed two years of the regular Arabic sequence classes (104-105 and 204-205) or equivalent.
Prerequisite: ARAB205.
ARAB304
Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB205; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Formerly: ARAB301.
Advanced grammar, reading, writing, speaking in Arabic; study of contemporary Arabic society, politics, and culture.
ARAB499M
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Egyptian Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305.

Students will survey Egyptian cinema from different periods and will consider how cinema is used to explore themes such as national identity, war, gender and sexuality, poverty, urbanization, colonialism, censorship, language and religion. Taught in Arabic
ARAB499Q
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Ideology of Stereotyping: American and Middle Eastern Film and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for ARAB410 or ARAB499Q.

Exploration of cultural stereotyping, using examples from American and Middle Eastern cinema and television. Students will examine ideological constructs of Otherness and its history, including Orientalism; propaganda techniques; and audiovisual aspects of stereotyping. While the focus is on American and Middle Eastern cultural production, the course will engage broader issues of stereotyping in contemporary society and media. Readings include theories of propaganda and cultural ideology.
ARAB499X
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Yemen: Land of War and Peace
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305 and permission of department. Taught in Arabic.