Arabic (ARAB)

Head of Department: Associate Professor Gustavo Nanclares

Department Office: Room 207, Oak Hall

1101. Elementary Arabic Level I

1103. Intermediate Arabic Level I

Please refer to the Critical Languages course descriptions. Consult the Program Director in Oak Hall 207 for more information.

1111. Elementary Arabic I

Four credits each semester. Four class periods and additional laboratory practice. Not open for credit to students who have had three or more years of Arabic in high school.

Development of ability to communicate in Arabic, orally and in writing.

1112. Elementary Arabic II

Four credits each semester. Four class periods and additional laboratory practice. Not open for credit to students who have had three or more years of Arabic in high school. Prerequisite: ARAB 1111.

Development of ability to communicate in Arabic, orally and in writing.

1113. Intermediate Arabic I

Four credits each semester. Four class periods and additional laboratory practice. Prerequisite: ARAB 1112.

Development of ability to communicate in Arabic, orally and in writing.

1114. Intermediate Arabic II

Four credits each semester. Four class periods and additional laboratory practice. Prerequisite: ARAB 1113.

Development of ability to communicate in Arabic, orally and in writing.

1121. Traditional Arab Literatures, Cultures, and Civilizations

Three credits. Taught in English.

Representative works from the cultures of the Arab world. Pre-Islamic poets to later writers and thinkers. Relation of literary and artistic forms to their historical contexts. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

1122. Modern Arabic Culture

Three credits. Taught in English.

Introduction to modern Arabic culture from Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign to modern Islamism. Survey of institutions, philosophy, and social customs seen through the medium of literature. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

1193. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head required, normally to be granted prior to the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3212. Arabic Composition and Conversation

Three credits. Prerequisite: ARAB 1114 or by instructor consent. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

In-depth development of speaking and writing skills.

3293. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head required, normally to be granted prior to the student’s departure. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3295. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

3299. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

 

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