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Courses - Spring 2019
ARAB
ARAB105
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic III-IV
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB104; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Continuation of ARAB104, developing further linguistic proficiency in Standard Arabic, both written and formal spoken. Covers an extended range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, general communicative competence and cultural awareness.
ARAB205
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: ARAB204; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Continuation of ARAB204, with exposure to a wide range of Arabic texts from different domains. Focus on vocabulary, more complex grammatical forms, and a better understanding of the formal aspects of using MSA as well as the cultural aspects of using the language.
ARAB207
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB206; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Further develops communicative skills and cultural knowledge in Egyptian Arabic, extending range of contexts and types of social interaction. Focuses on various aspects of Egyptian popular culture.
ARAB253
The Arabian Nights and the Art of Storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: ARAB 298B or ARAB253.
Formerly: ARAB298B.
One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic Kitab alf laylah wa laylah; English The Arabian Nights) is a collection of stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age, and explores how this text has shaped Western perceptions of the Arabic-Islamic world as well as its impact on the literary production of similar works in Europe and the Middle East. Taught in English.
ARAB298K
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Reformers, Radicals, and Revolutionaries: The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST245 and RELS219K. Credit granted for HIST245, ARAB298K, or RELS219K.

The 20th century was a period of dramatic changes in the Middle East. Within the global context of the two World Wars and the Cold War, countries in the region struggled with the effects of colonialism and painful processes of decolonization. The course offers a thematic-comparative approach to issues such as social and political reform, nationalism, the colonial experience, independence struggles, models of governance, political violence, and Islamism. Course lectures and the analysis and discussion of primary sources will lead students to understand that the peoples of the Middle East found answers to the challenges posed by Western dominance based on their specific historical, cultural and socio-economic circumstances.
ARAB305
Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB304; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Further advanced grammar, reading, writing, speaking in Arabic; study of current issues within the Arab World.
ARAB386
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Pre-professional experience in research, analysis and writing in a work setting. Project proposal approved by faculty and internship sponsor. Junior standing.
ARAB398I
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Secrets and Mysteries of Arabic Grammar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB205. Taught in English.
ARAB401
Readings in Arabic Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
A survey of Modern Arabic literature is given through a range of selected texts. Texts are studied as literature with constant reference to the social, cultural and political contexts in which they were written. Taught in Arabic.
ARAB499V
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Business Arabic
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305 or permission from the department. Taught in Arabic.