Sections

Arabic

Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.

Faculty

See Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

Courses of Instruction

(1-99) Primarily for Undergraduate Students

ARBC 10a Beginning Arabic I
Six class hours per week.
A first course in literary Arabic, covering essentials of grammar, reading, pronunciation, translation, and composition. A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 10a is required to take ARBC 20b. Usually offered every year.
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ARBC 20b Beginning Arabic II
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 10a or the equivalent. Six class hours per week.
Continuation of ARBC 10a. A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 20b is required to take a 30-level ARBC course.Usually offered every year.
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ARBC 30a Intermediate Arabic I
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Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 20B or the equivalent. Six class hours per week.
Continuation of ARBC 10a and 20b. Study of more advanced grammatical and syntactical forms, reading, speaking, composition and translation. A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 30a is required to take any higher-level course. Usually offered every year.
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ARBC 40b Intermediate Arabic II
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Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 30a or the equivalent. Six class hours per week.
Continuation of ARBC 30a. A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 40b is required to take ARBC 103a. Usually offered every year.
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ARBC 98a Independent Study
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(100-199) For Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students

ARBC 103a Lower Advanced Arabic
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Prerequisite: ARBC 40b or the equivalent. Four class-hours per week.
Designed to help the student attain advanced proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding. The syllabus includes selections from modern texts representing a variety of styles and genres, advanced composition, and sustained development of oral-aural proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic. A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 103a is required to take ARBC 103b. Usually offered every year.
Mr. El-Tobgui

ARBC 103b Middle Advanced Arabic: Contemporary Arab Media
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Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 103a or the equivalent. Four class hours per week.
Continuation of ARBC 103a. Intensive honing of all four language skills and vocabulary building with concentration on the written and spoken media of the contemporary Arab world. Special emphasis on the use of connectors for effective oral and written communication. Systematic review and reinforcement of major grammatical topics. Usually offered every year.
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ARBC 106a Advanced Arabic I: Contemporary Arabic Literature
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Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 103b or the equivalent. Four class hours per week.
Develops advanced reading competence through a variety of modern literary texts focusing on contemporary Arab society, culture, and intellectual life. Continued solidification of advanced grammar and style with application through frequent writing assignments, both analytical and creative. Class conducted entirely in Arabic. Usually offered every year.
Mr. El-Tobgui

ARBC 106b Advanced Arabic II: Classical Arabic & Islamic Literature
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Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in ARBC 106a or the equivalent. Four class hours per week.
Continuation of ARBC 106a. Develops advanced competence in reading and understanding classical texts, including a systematic introduction to some of the grammatical features typical of this genre. Readings include a variety of materials – including poetry – related to classical Arabic and Islamic literature, religion, history, and culture. Class conducted entirely in Arabic. Usually offered every year.
Mr. El-Tobgui

Courses of Related Interest

NEJS 193a Societies in Conflict: Exploring the Middle East through Authentic Materials
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Prerequisites: A 30-level Hebrew and 30-level Arabic course.
An upper-level language course to help advanced learners of Hebrew and Arabic to deepen their understanding of the relationship between conflicting societies, Arab and Israeli, through implementation of their knowledge of the languages. Materials include excerpts from literature, film, and other media. Usually offered every year.
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