Arabic (ARAB)

Courses

ARAB 101. Elementary Arabic I. 4 hours.

Introduction to and practice in speaking, reading, and writing Arabic and comprehending spoken arabic. Course Information: Credit is not given for ARAB 101 if the student has credit for ARAB 115. Prerequisite(s): For students who have not studied Arabic or placement as determined by test score or consent of the instructor.

ARAB 102. Elementary Arabic II. 4 hours.

Continues Arabic 101. Course Information: Credit is not given for ARAB 102 if the student has credit for ARAB 115. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ARAB 101 and appropiriate score on the placement test or consent of the instructor.

ARAB 103. Intermediate Arabic I. 4 hours.

Continuation of practice in speaking, reading, and writing Arabic and comprehending spoken Arabic. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ARAB 102; or Grade of C or better in ARAB 115; or appropriate score on the department placement test; or consent of the instructor. Credit is not given for ARAB 103 if student has credit for ARAB 116.

ARAB 104. Intermediate Arabic II. 4 hours.

Continuation of practice in comprehending spoken Arabic and reading Arabic with some work in speaking and writing Arabic. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ARAB 103; or appropriate score on the department placement test; or consent of the instructor. Credit is not given for ARAB 104 if the student has credit for ARAB 116.

ARAB 115. Intensive Elementary Arabic. 8 hours.

This course provides an intensive introduction to Modern Standard Arabic with emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing. Course Information: Five additional hours each week in the language laboratory. Equivalent to Arabic 101 and 102 combined. Offered during selected summers only. Prerequisite(s): For students who have not studied Arabic. No credit given if the student has credit in ARAB 101 or ARAB 102.

ARAB 116. Intensive Intermediate Arabic. 8 hours.

Intermediate Arabic with emphasis on speaking, reading and writing. Course Information: Credit is not given for ARAB 116 if the student has credit for ARAB 103 or ARAB 104. Five additional hours each week in the language laboratory. Offered during selected summers only. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 101 and ARAB 102; or ARAB 115; or the equivalent.

ARAB 201. Advanced Literary Arabic. 4 hours.

Reading texts and advanced Arabic grammar focusing on the weak verbs and complex syntax. Texts include passages from the Qur'an, Kalila wa Dimna, and other stories, novels, newspaper articles, and academic articles. Course Information: One additional hour each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 104 or appropriate score on the departmental placement test and consent of the instructor.

ARAB 202. Qur'an/Advanced Literary Arabic. 4 hours.

Readings in the Qur'an, including further advanced Arabic grammar focusing on the weak verbs and complex syntax. Course Information: One additional hour each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 201 or appropriate score on the placement test and consent of the instructor.

ARAB 230. Arabic Literature in Translation. 3 hours.

Introduces students to the genres and themes of classical and modern Arabic literature in translation. Course Information: Taught in English. World Cultures course.

ARAB 250. THe Heritage of Muslim Iberia. 3 hours.

Examines the history, culture and scientific achievements associated with the Muslim presence in Iberia from 711 CE to the fall of Grenada in 1492 CE, and the interplay of Arab and non-Arab cultures in the Western Mediterranean. Course Information: Taught in English. Past course, and World Cultures course.

ARAB 255. Greek Science, Islamic Culture. 3 hours.

Traces the reception and development of the ancient sciences in medieval Islamic culture. Course Information: Same as CL 255. Taught in English. Past course, and World Cultures course.

ARAB 270. The Reel Arab. 3 hours.

Examination of how Arabs are portrayed in the cinema. Exploration of popular films (both Western and Arab) and their prominent conventions. Focus on gender issues, racial and ethnic representations, and analysis of patriarchal attitudes. Course Information: Same as MOVI 270. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 160; or any 100- or 200-level film course. Creative Arts course.

ARAB 298. Topics in Arabic Studies. 3 hours.

Selected Topics at an intermediate level in Arabic Studies. Course Information: May be repeated. Taught in English.

ARAB 299. Independent Reading. 1-3 hours.

Individually planned readings on selected topcis under faculty supervision. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

ARAB 310. Aristotle and the Arabs. 3 hours.

Traces the major topics of ancient Greek philosophy, especially those of Aristotle, and their transformation into the philosophy developed in the Arabic classical period. Course Information: Same as CL 310 and PHIL 310. Prerequisite(s): CL 221 or PHIL 221 or RELS 230.