2016-17 Catalog

Arabic (ARAB)

Courses

ARAB 001 Elementary Arabic I 4 Credits

The general objective of this course is to familiarize students with the sounds and the letters of Arabic, along with basic communication skills. Students are required to use Arabic in class discussion. Attendance and class participation are necessary to achieve the above-stated goals. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to read, write, speak, and understand Arabic at the elementary level.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

ARAB 002 Elementary Arabic II 4 Credits

Continuation of ARAB 001. Emphasis on communicative ability in oral and writing skills and use of the language. Students develop ability to communicate with native speakers on a variety of everyday topics; introductions, descriptions of people and things, disseminating information, stating preferences, describing locations, etc. Students will be able to read, write, speak, and understand authentic materials on familiar topics, as well as recognize and understand various grammatical rules and their application in context, and expand their cultural awareness.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

ARAB 011 Intermediate Arabic I 4 Credits

Development of communication skills and cultural awareness through reading materials and viewing films. Grammar is presented in context. Emphasis on communicative ability in oral and writing skills, and on the use and cultural aspects of the language through authentic materials. Students learn how to communicate effectively and appropriately while satisfying their intellectual curiosity to learn about the civilization and culture, current as well as historical dimensions.
Prerequisites: ARAB 002
Attribute/Distribution: HU

ARAB 012 Intermediate Arabic II 4 Credits

Enhancement of communication skills, proficiency, competence, and use of the language. Students will enhance and develop their ability to understand the spoken word and to converse on a variety of topics; discuss, narrate, and read authentic materials that cover a variety of issues and topics; e.g., educational, cultural, and factual; write short paragraphs; recognize and use grammatical rules in context; and expand cultural awareness through class discussion and reading materials. Frequently taught in the target language to emphasize and reinforce classroom use. Students will be able to read, write, speak, and understand Arabic at the upper intermediate level.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

ARAB 099 Special Topics 1-4 Credits

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

ARAB 190 Special Topics I 1-4 Credits

Develop communication skills, emphasize and reinforce classroom use. Translate articles from newspapers, write short stories, and converse on a variety of topics. Directed study, reading, and writing. Periodic consultations and reports.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

ARAB 191 Special Topics II 1-4 Credits

Continuation of ARAB 190. Literary and linguistic topics not covered in regular classes.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

ARAB 231 Third Year Arabic I 4 Credits

Enhance fluency, particularly conversational Arabic. Emphasis on comprehension of written and spoken language. Dialogue, reading, and analysis of texts to enhance critical thinking, as well as promote mastery of the language. Immersion in overall increase in fluency. Advanced level geared towards command and comprehension of conversation and written texts, textbooks, and media (i.e., newspaper, magazine).
Attribute/Distribution: HU

ARAB 232 Third Year Arabic II 4 Credits

Continuation of Third Year Arabic I. Emphasis on comprehension of written and spoken language. Dialogue, reading, and analysis of texts to enhance critical thinking, as well as promote mastery of the language. Immersion in overall increase in fluency. Advanced level geared towards command and comprehension of conversation and written texts, textbooks, and media (i.e., newspaper, magazine).
Attribute/Distribution: HU

ARAB 300 Apprentice Teaching 1-4 Credits

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

ARAB 341 Fourth Year Arabic I 4 Credits

Enhance fluency, particularly conversational and written Arabic. Reading and analysis of texts to enhance critical thinking, and promote mastery of the language. Immersion and overall increase in fluency. Students will be expected to communicate with classmates and the instructor in Arabic and to make presentations in Arabic pertaining to current events. Increased use of Arabic during classroom instruction. Students expected to come prepared to present something that utilizes the language: poems, personal stories or experiences, current event articles etc.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

ARAB 342 Fourth Year Arabic II 4 Credits

Continuation of Fourth Year Arabic I. Enhance fluency, particularly conversational and written Arabic. Emphasis on reading and analysis of texts to enhance critical thinking, promote mastery of the language. Immersion and overall increase in fluency. Students will be expected to communicate with classmates and the instructor in Arabic and to make presentations in Arabic pertaining to current events. Increased use of Arabic during classroom instruction. Students expected to come prepared to present something that utilizes the language: poems, personal stories or experiences, current event articles etc.
Attribute/Distribution: HU