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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.
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.
ARAB341
Filming War Zones: Representations of Wars in Iraq & Chechnya
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: CINE341.
Credit only granted for: ARAB341, CINE341 or FILM341.
Formerly: FILM341.
Comparative study of ideological and cultural discourses in war films covering military conflicts in Iraq and Chechnya in late 20th-early 21st centuries. Materials include American, Middle Eastern, and Russian feature films and documentaries; theories of propaganda, ideology and popular culture. Taught in English.
ARAB386
(Perm Req)
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARAB398I
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Secrets and Mysteries of Arabic Grammar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB204.

In-depth examination and application of the grammar of Arabic, including the structure and function of the basic building blocks of the language, the case system, and more advanced structures characteristic of higher proficiency language. Taught in Arabic.
ARAB399
Independent Study In Arabic
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARAB399B
Independent Study In Arabic; Moroccan Arabic: Foundation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be a student in the Arabic Flagship Program.
ARAB399C
Independent Study In Arabic; Moroccan Arabic: Daily Life
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be a student in the Arabic Flagship Program.
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.
ARAB499D
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Gender and Difference in the Arab World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An intersectional approach to the subject of gender in the Arab- speaking world, drawing on both creative and scholarly texts. The course will introduce students to key topics and debates while exploring how gender intersects with other manifestations of power and difference. Taught in English.
ARAB499L
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Social Issues in Contemporary Arab Societies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB305.

Engages students with pressing social issues in the contemporary Arab world: including language use and social identity; youth unemployment; citizenship, discrimination, and social cohesion; and the relationship between religion and politics. Taught in Arabic.