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Courses - Spring 2020
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.
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
Cross-listed with HIST245 and RELS219K. Credit granted for HIST245, ARAB298K, or RELS219K.
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.
ARAB398I
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Secrets and Mysteries of Arabic Grammar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB205. Taught in Arabic.
ARAB398T
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Arabic Literature in Translation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course covers a variety of Arabic literary, cinematic, visual, virtual and other cultural material that is based on autobiographical storytelling. We will explore the issues of personal and collective identities in these works, focusing on the relationship between the individual and their society. Questions of nationalism, religious fundamentalism, Islamic feminism, and various socio-cultural movements will be discussed from the perspective of individual identity-making. Taught in English.
ARAB499R
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; The New Arab Gulf: Weirdos, Migrants, and Rebels
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305. Taught in Arabic.
ARAB499Z
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Moroccan Society and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305.

Taught in Arabic.