Middle East Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Arabic Spring 2018

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

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — 09:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — West Building 1004
  • Section 003 — Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM TR — Krug Hall 209
  • Section 004 — Nijmeh Saeed Zayed — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM MW — Innovation Hall 336

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. Equivalent to ARAB 201, ARAB 202.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 110 or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — Nijmeh Saeed Zayed — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM MW — Robinson A210
  • Section 001 — Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM TR — Robinson B105
  • Section 002 — Omar Alkhonini — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — East Building 121

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Abdulmotalib Skooti — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — West Building 1008

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — John A Samaha — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — Robinson A123

ARAB 325: Major Arab Writers/Stories (3 Credits)

Studies works of major Arab writers or collections such as The Arabian Nights. Notes: Knowledge of Arabic helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ARAB 331: Reading and Conversation II (3 Credits)

Continuation of ARAB 330. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Naglaa F Mahmoud Hussein — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Aquia Building 347

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: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. Notes: May be repeated when dialect covered is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — John A Samaha — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — West Building 1004

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: Taught in Arabic, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: Six credits of 300 level Arabic or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in ARAB

ARAB 325: Major Arab Writers/Stories (3 Credits)

Studies works of major Arab writers or collections such as The Arabian Nights. Notes: Knowledge of Arabic helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. Notes: May be repeated when dialect covered is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — John A Samaha — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — West Building 1004