Middle East Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Arabic Spring 2017

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 110: Elementary Arabic (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — Robinson A349
  • Section 003 — Nijmeh Saeed Zayed — Robinson A349
  • Section 004 — Abdulrazzak Aldhobhani — Robinson A249

200-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 210: Intermediate Arabic (3 Credits)

Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Arabic-speaking regions. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Nijmeh Saeed Zayed — Robinson A208
  • Section 002 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — Robinson A101
  • Section 003 — Abdulrazzak Aldhobhani — Krug Hall 204

ARAB 250: Gateway to Advanced Arabic (3 Credits)

Integration of advanced intermediate-level Arabic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and the development of critical thinking and understanding authentic texts from the Arabic world. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Abdulmotalib Skooti — Enterprise Hall 275

300-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 330: Reading and Conversation I (3 Credits)

Development of conversational fluency and reading skills in modern standard Arabic through class discussion, reports, and presentations. Includes readings from newspapers, journals, magazines, web sites, literary works, and other sources. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — Robinson B120

ARAB 331: Reading and Conversation II (3 Credits)

Continuation of ARAB 330. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ARAB 350: Media Arabic I (Written Media) (3 Credits)

Develops advanced reading skills through work with current written media in Arabic. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Nathaniel Greenberg — Aquia Building 347

ARAB 351: Media Arabic II (Spoken Media) (3 Credits)

Develops advanced listening and speaking skills through work with current broadcasts in Arabic TV and Radio. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Nathaniel Greenberg — Innovation Hall 316

ARAB 360: Topics in Arabic Cultural Production (3 Credits)

Focuses on major trends and issues in modern Arabic cultural production. In addition to material from the Middle East and North Africa, the course surveys works of art, cinema, media, and literature from across the global Arabic diaspora. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ARAB 380: Arabic Dialects (3 Credits)

Study of the structure of one Arabic dialect with comparison to Modern Standard Arabic and the classical Fus-ha. Includes study of literature, proverbs, and culture associated with that dialect. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 440: Topics in Arabic Religious Thought and Texts (3 Credits)

Survey of the religious and intellectual heritage of the Arab world. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in ARAB

ARAB 325: Major Arab Writers/Stories (not currently offered) (3 Credits)

Studies works of major Arab writers or collections such as The Arabian Nights.

ARAB 380: Arabic Dialects (3 Credits)

Study of the structure of one Arabic dialect with comparison to Modern Standard Arabic and the classical Fus-ha. Includes study of literature, proverbs, and culture associated with that dialect. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled