Courses and Syllabi

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Arabic Fall 2020

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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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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2 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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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 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
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 350 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 355: Advanced Arabic Media: Debates & Context (3 Credits)

Multilevel open-source media analysis and advanced language acquisition class. In addition to developing effective strategies for discourse analysis in Arabic, students will gain exposure to core issues and debates within the current Arab world. Secondary source readings and lecture material focus on issues of rhetorical and aesthetic persuasion, propaganda, censorship, media bias and fake news. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 300
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: ARAB 202C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Arabic

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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.
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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400-Level Courses in ARAB

ARAB 430: Advanced Arabic Grammar (3 Credits)

Introduction to traditional Arabic grammar. Covers parts of speech, sentence structure, case marking, and verb structure. Combines traditional with modern approaches to Arabic grammar and includes practical drills. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 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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ARAB 470: Special Topics in Modern Arabic Studies (3 Credits)

Addresses core topics in the study of the Arab world through the lens of literature, language and aesthetics. Topics may include the Nahdha or ‘Renaissance’ period of the late nineteenth century, Black and minority cultural productions, diaspora studies, post-colonialism or literary movements of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Topics will vary. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 325
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading: This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections 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.
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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1 Section Currently Scheduled