Arabic Courses (Spring)

ARA 102

Elementary Arabic na, npdf
Professor: staff

Description/Objectives: This course continues the study of Modern Standard Arabic commenced in Arabic 10l. Emphasis is placed on grammatical analysis; writing and reading of increasingly longer, unvocalized texts; further vocabulary acquisition, and continued practice in listening and speaking MSA.
Sample Reading List: Al Batal, et al., 'Al Kitab fi ta'allum al arabiyya'

Reading/Writing Assignments: Approximately 6-7 hours of preparation per week, consisting of written and reading exercises, in addition to approximately 1 hour of language lab per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Midterm Exam 17%
Final Exam 17%
Class/Precepts Participation 33%
Quizzes 33%

Prerequisites: ARA 101 or permission of instructor.

Other Information: This is the second semester of a two-term language course.


ARA 107

Intermediate Arabic na, npdf
Professor: N. Coffin

Description/Objectives: Study of Arabic grammar and syntax, and use of the language in functional contexts. Reading of extra material from articles, newspapers, short stories. Discussions are held in the Arabic language to enhance the students' speaking skills.

Sample Reading List: Al-Batal-Brustad-Al-Tonsi, 'Al-Kitaab fi ta'allum al-Arabiyya'
See Instructor for complete list.

Reading/Writing Assignments: Minimum of 8 hours of preparation per week, consisting of reading and written exercises, in addition to approximately 1 hour of language lab per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 20%
Paper in Lieu of Final 10%
Class/Precepts Participation 10%
Oral Presentation(s) 15%
Quizzes 25%

Prerequisites: ARA 105 or permission of instructor.

Other Information: This is the second semester of a two-term language course.

 

ARA 113

Colloquial Arabic na, npdf
Professor: N. Coffin

Description/Objectives: To develop students' communicating skills in the dialects of the Levant, mainly Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

Sample Reading List: Hussein, Lutfi, 'Levantine Arabic for non Natives, Prof. Oriented App.'
See Instructor for complete listing.

Reading/Writing Assignments: Reading from the textbook as well as selected material in order to reinforce morphology and syntax rules. Writing short sketches and compositions.

Requirements/Grading:
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 20%
Class/Precepts Participation 10%
Design Project(s) 25%
Oral Presentation(s) 25%

Prerequisites: ARA 111 or permission of instructor.

Other Information: Students who have not taken ARA 111 should see instructor prior to registering.


ARA 302

Advanced Arabic (III, LA) na
Professor: A. P. Hamori

Description/Objectives: Developing proficiency in reading modern prose; improving writing, listening, and speaking skills in modern standard Arabic.

Reading/Writing Assignments: Photocopied Arabic texts on various topics. Contemporary Arabic
Readers, vol. IV; short stories. Students spend about 2 hours a day on study.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam 30%
Class/Precepts Participation 45%
Quizzes 25%
Other (See Instructor)

Prerequisites: ARA 301 or permission of instructor.