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Courses - Summer 2024
ARAB
Arabic Department Site
Open Seats as of
06/15/2024 at 09:30 AM
ARAB101
(Perm Req)
Elementary Arabic I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Introduction to modern standard Arabic in both its spoken and written form. Equal emphasis on all four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Registration limited to students accepted into the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB104
(Perm Req)
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I-II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate World 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.
Registration limited to students accepted into the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB105
(Perm Req)
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic III-IV
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ARAB104; or must have appropriate World 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.
Registration limited to students accepted into the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB204
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ARAB105; and must have appropriate World 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.
Registration limited to students accepted into the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB205
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ARAB204; or must have appropriate World 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.
Registration limited to students accepted into the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB315
(Perm Req)
Intensive Advanced Arabic I
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ARAB205; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not have completed ARAB304.
Intensive training in written and spoken Arabic at the Advanced-low level of proficiency. Additional intensive training in effective listening and reading skills. Substantial cultural component exploring traditions and customs of the Middle East in addition to current social issues.
Registration limited to students accepted into the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB316
(Perm Req)
Intensive Advanced Arabic II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ARAB304 or ARAB315; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not have completed ARAB305.
Credit only granted for: ARAB305 or ARAB316.
Intensive training in written and spoken Arabic at the Advanced-mid level of proficiency. Additional training in effective listening and reading skills. Substantial cultural component exploring traditions and customs of the Middle East in addition to current social issues.
Registration limited to students accepted into the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB499T
Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Middle Eastern Cinema: Comedy, Horror, Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A close look at transregional genres in contemporary Middle Eastern cinemas, with the focus on comedy, horror, and political cinema. Taught in English. Taught online, asynchronous format.

Cross-listed with CINE429T. Credit only granted for ARAB499T, CINE429T, or FILM429T.