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Courses - Fall 2019
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 the 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.
ARAB399
Independent Study In Arabic
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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.
ARAB499A
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Roots and Patterns: Verb Meaning in Arabic
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB205.

Exploration of the derivational morphology of Arabic focusing primarily on the verb patterns and the meanings they convey. Students who are curious about the roots and patterns of Arabic should take this course. Taught in English and Arabic.
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.

A survey of cultural history of Yemen, including various modes of cultural production such as literature, media, film, music, popular art,and material culture. The course also offers the basics of the Yemeni dialect of Arabic. Taught in Arabic.