ARABIC (ARBC)

Spring 2012 Topic Course

FOLA 4931 "Formal Spoken Arabic" 3 sem. hrs.

ARBC 1001. Elementary Arabic 1

4 sem. hrs. Introduction to fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic, including basic grammar, pronunciation and writing system. Emphasis on development of basic language skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and comprehension. Offered fall term. Open to students with no previous study of Arabic or by
departmental placement.

ARBC 1002. Elementary Arabic 2

4 sem. hrs. Continuation of ARBC 1001. Introduction to spoken and written Modern Standard Arabic. The Course focuses on the fundamental language skills: speaking,
listening, reading and writing. Offered spring term. Prereq: ARBC 1001.

ARBC 2001. Intermediate Arabic 1

3 sem. hrs. Continuation of the study of Modern Standard Arabic, with emphasis on further development of all language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Offered fall term. Prereq: ARBC 1002; or by departmental placement

ARBC 2002. Intermediate Arabic 2

3 sem. hrs. Continuation of ARBC 2001. Study of Modern Standard Arabic, with emphasis on further development of all language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Offered spring term. Prereq: ARBC 2001; or by departmental
placement.

ARBC 3200. Culture and Civilization of the Middle east

3 sem. hrs. Introduction to the most important cultural aspects of the Middle East.
Topics may include historical, political and economical developments, social
issues, gender, religion, literature, music and art. Knowledge of Arabic language not required. Offered occasionally.

ARBC 3210. Arabic Literature in English Translation

3 sem. hrs. Readings in English translation of selected masterpieces of Arabic and Islamic literature. Knowledge of Arabic language not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature college requirement but not as part of the foreign language requirement. Offered occasionally.

 


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