Courses and Syllabi

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Arabic Spring 2021

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 110: Elementary Arabic (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Equivalent to ARAB 101, ARAB 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

200-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 201: Intermediate Arabic I (3 Credits)

Further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Advanced level of vocabulary. Grammar covers past tenses, subordinated conjunctions, and introduction to passive voice. Notes: Also introduces Arabic dictionary. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 101, 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

ARAB 202: Intermediate Arabic II (3 Credits)

Emphasis on application of language skills to reading, composition, and discussion. Focuses on language structure, format of developing vocabulary from verbs, covering different derivations, and language patterns. Leads to learning the use of Arabic dictionary in depth. Grammar covers passive voice and verbal nouns. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 201.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Fulfills Frgn Lng requirment, Taught in Arabic

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 300: Advanced Arabic (3 Credits)

Introduces new complex syntactical and grammatical structures for critical enhancement of fluency in Modern Standard Arabic. Emphasis is plced on sentence structure and vocabulary enrichment. Students also gain additional exposure to linguistic diglossia, culture, and history. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 202 or equivalent, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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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. Notes: ARAB 330 and 331 must be taken in sequence. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 202 or equivalent, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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ARAB 331: Reading and Conversation II (3 Credits)

Continuation of ARAB 330. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 300, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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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. Notes: Some knowledge of Arabic is preferable. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. Notes: May be repeated when topic and texts are different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: Six credits of 300 level Arabic or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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1 Section Currently Scheduled