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NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES & CIVILIZATION
ARABIC

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ARAB 101 Elementary Arabic (5)
Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Stresses communication skills and emphasizes the links between language and culture, using mainly Modern Standard Arabic, with exposure to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 105 or ARAB 411 taken for credit. First in a sequence of three.
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ARAB 102 Elementary Arabic (5)
Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Stresses communication skills and emphasizes the links between language and culture, using mainly Modern Standard Arabic, with exposure to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 105 or ARAB 411 taken for credit. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 101.
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ARAB 103 Elementary Arabic (5)
Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Stresses communication skills and emphasizes the links between language and culture, using mainly Modern Standard Arabic, with exposure to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 105 or ARAB 411 taken for credit. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 102.
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ARAB 105 Intensive Elementary Arabic (15)
Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Stresses communication skills and emphasizes the links between language and culture, using mainly Modern Standard Arabic, with exposure to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 101-ARAB 103, ARAB 411-ARAB 413 taken for credit. If Arabic is the student's language of admission only 10 credits count towards graduation
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ARAB 199 Study Abroad (1-15, max. 15)
Credit for elementary or intermediate Arabic in an approved Study Abroad program. Requires credit evaluation by department or faculty. Does not automatically apply to major or minor requirements. Offered: AWSpS.
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ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic (5) VLPA
Explores aspects of Arab culture and emphasizes all skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also learn more about Arab society in general and about features of Arab culture that influence the use of the language in daily life. Focuses on developing communication skills. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 205 taken for credit. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either ARAB 103 or ARAB 105.
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ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic (5) VLPA
Explores aspects of Arab culture and emphasizes all skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also learn more about Arab society in general and about features of Arab culture that influence the use of the language in daily life. Focuses on developing communication skills. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 205 taken for credit. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 201.
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ARAB 203 Intermediate Arabic (5) VLPA
Explores aspects of Arab culture and emphasizes all skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also learn more about Arab society in general and about features of Arab culture that influence the use of the language in daily life. Focuses on developing communication skills. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 205 taken for credit. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 202.
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ARAB 205 Intensive Intermediate Arabic (15) VLPA
Explores aspects of Arab culture and emphasizes all skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also learn more about Arab society in general and about features of Arab culture that influence the use of the language in daily life. Focuses on developing communication skills. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 201, ARAB 202, ARAB 203 taken for credit. Prerequisite: either ARAB 103 or ARAB 105.
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ARAB 399 Study Abroad (1-15, max. 15)
Credit for elementary or intermediate Arabic in an approved Study Abroad program. Requires credit evaluation by department or faculty. Does not automatically apply to major or minor requirements. Offered: AWSpS.
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ARAB 401 Current Issues in Arab Media (5)
Studies authentic, unedited Arabic language materials from Arabic media. Topics include politics, economics, business, sports, and women's issues. Emphasis on developing fluency in oral and written expression through discussions, debates, presentations, and written work. Taught in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 203 or 205. Offered: S.
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ARAB 402 Current Issues in Arab Media (5)
Studies authentic, unedited Arabic language materials from Arabic media. Topics include politics, economics, business, sports, and women's issues. Emphasis on developing fluency in oral and written expression through discussions, debates, presentations, and written work. Taught in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 401.
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ARAB 403 Current Issues in Arab Media (5)
Studies authentic, unedited Arabic language materials from Arabic media. Topics include politics, economics, business, sports, and women's issues. Emphasis on developing fluency in oral and written expression through discussions, debates, presentations, and written work. Taught in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 402.
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ARAB 404 Arabic Short Stories (5) VLPA
Introduces student to prominent twentieth-century Arab authors via selected examples of their short stories, read in Arabic. Emphasizes use of literature as a popular technique for teaching basic language skills (i.e. listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and language areas (i.e. vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation). Prerequisite: either ARAB 203 or ARAB 205.
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ARAB 405 Modern Arabic Poetry (3) VLPA
Neoclassical poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the development of modern verse. Prerequisite: either ARAB 203 or ARAB 205. Instructors: DeYoung
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ARAB 406 Development of Modern Arabic Prose (5) VLPA
Modern essays, fiction, and ideological writings. Prerequisite: either ARAB 203 or ARAB 205.
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ARAB 407 Grammatical and Lexical Arabic Texts (3) VLPA
Introduction to concepts and terminology of Arabic grammar and lexicography through readings from scholars such as Sibawayh, Ibn Aqil, and Ibn Manzur. Prerequisite: either ARAB 203 or ARAB 205.
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ARAB 408 Historical Texts (3) VLPA/I&S
Readings in Arab historians with particular reference to scholars such as Tabari, Ibn al-Jawzi, and Ibn al-Athir. Prerequisite: either ARAB 203 or ARAB 205.
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ARAB 409 Quran and Its Interpretation (3) VLPA
Reading of selected passages from the Quran in relation to their interpretation in classical commentaries (tafsir) and in legal texts (ahkam al-Quran). Focus on the various types of classical scholarship applied to the text of the Quran (ulum al-Quran). Prerequisite: either ARAB 203 or ARAB 205.
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ARAB 410 Islamic Theological and Mystical Literature (3) VLPA
Reading of selected texts representative of Islamic theological and mystical schools. Prerequisite: either ARAB 203 or ARAB 205.
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ARAB 411 Arabic Through Song (5) VLPA/I&S
Emphasizes history, language, and culture explored, learned, and analyzed via songs. Considers how song reflects and portrays language and its usage; current and past events; and cultural nuances. Prerequisite: either ARAB 203 or ARAB 205.
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ARAB 412 Introduction to Classical Arabic (5) VLPA
Reading the Qur'an, Hadith, and poetry in Classical Arabic (CA). Students study selected texts, listen to Qur'anic recitations, and poetry, mastering many advanced grammatical structures and acquiring a working vocabulary in CA. Prerequisite: ARAB 203 or ARAB 205.
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ARAB 490 Supervised Study (1-6, max. 18)
Special work in literary texts for graduates and undergraduates. Prerequisite: ARAB 423.
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ARAB 496 Special Studies in Arabic (3-5, max. 15) VLPA
Topics vary. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
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ARAB 499 Undergraduate Research (1-6, max. 18)
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ARAB 511 Elementary Arabic (5)
Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, reading, and writing. Stresses communication skills and emphasizes the links between language and culture, using mainly Modern Standard Arabic, with exposure to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 515 or ARAB 411, ARAB 412, ARAB 413 taken for credit. First in a sequence of three.
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ARAB 512 Elementary Arabic (5)
Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, reading, and writing. Stresses communication skills and emphasizes the links between language and culture, using mainly Modern Standard Arabic, with exposure to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 515 or ARAB 411, ARAB 412, ARAB 413 taken for credit. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 511.
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ARAB 513 Elementary Arabic (5)
Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, reading, and writing. Stresses communication skills and emphasizes the links between language and culture, using mainly Modern Standard Arabic, with exposure to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 515 or ARAB 411, ARAB 412, ARAB 413 taken for credit. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 512.
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ARAB 515 Intensive Elementary Arabic (15)
Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, reading, and writing. Stresses communication skills and emphasizes the links between language and culture, using mainly Modern Standard Arabic, with exposure to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 511, ARAB 512, ARAB 513, or ARAB 411, ARAB 412, ARAB 413 taken for credit. Offered: S.
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ARAB 521 Intermediate Arabic (5)
Explores aspects of Arab culture and emphasizes all skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also learn more about Arab society in general and about features of Arab culture that influence the use of the language in daily life. Focuses on developing communication skills. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 525 taken for credit. Prerequisite: either ARAB 515 or ARAB 513.
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ARAB 522 Intermediate Arabic (5)
Explores aspects of Arab culture and emphasizes all skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also learn more about Arab society in general and about features of Arab culture that influence the use of the language in daily life. Focuses on developing communication skills. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 525 taken for credit. Prerequisite: ARAB 521.
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ARAB 523 Intermediate Arabic (5)
Explores aspects of Arab culture and emphasizes all skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also learn more about Arab society in general and about features of Arab culture that influence the use of the language in daily life. Focuses on developing communication skills. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 525 taken for credit Prerequisite: ARAB 522.
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ARAB 525 Intensive Intermediate Arabic (15)
Explores aspects of Arab culture and emphasizes all skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also learn more about Arab society in general and about features of Arab culture that influence the use of the language in daily life. Focuses on developing communication skills. Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 521, ARAB 522, ARAB 523 taken for credit. Prerequisite: either ARAB 513 or ARAB 515. Offered: S.
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ARAB 541 Current Issues in Arab Media (5)
Studies authentic, unedited Arabic language materials from Arabic media. Topics include politics, economics, business, sports, and women's issues. Emphasis on developing fluency in oral and written expression through discussions, debates, presentations, and written work. Taught in Arabic.
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ARAB 542 Current Issues in Arab Media (5)
Studies authentic, unedited Arabic language materials from Arabic media. Topics include politics, economics, business, sports, and women's issues. Emphasis on developing fluency in oral and written expression through discussions, debates, presentations, and written work. Taught in Arabic.
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ARAB 543 Current Issues in Arab Media (5)
Studies authentic, unedited Arabic language materials from Arabic media. Topics include politics, economics, business, sports, and women's issues. Emphasis on developing fluency in oral and written expression through discussions, debates, presentations, and written work. Taught in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 542
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ARAB 544 Arabic Short Stories (5) VLPA
Introduces student to prominent twentieth-century Arab authors via selected examples of their short stories, read in Arabic. Emphasizes use of literature as a popular technique for teaching basic language skills (i.e. listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and language areas (i.e. vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation). Prerequisite: either ARAB 203 or 205.
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ARAB 546 Development of Modern Arabic Prose (5) VLPA
Modern essays, fiction, and ideological writings. Prerequisite: ARAB 523.
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ARAB 551 Arabic Through Song (5)
Emphasizes history, language, and culture explored, learned, and analyzed via songs. Considers how song reflects and portrays language and its usage; current and past events; and cultural nuances. Prerequisite: either ARAB 523 or ARAB 525
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ARAB 552 Introduction to Classical Arabic (5)
Reading the Qur'an, Hadith, and poetry in Classical Arabic (CA). Students study selected texts, listen to Qur'anic recitations, and poetry, mastering many advanced grammatical structures and acquiring a working vocabulary in CA. Prerequisite: Completion of ARAB 523 or ARAB 525.
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ARAB 596 Special Studies in Arabic (3-5, max. 15)
Topics vary. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
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ARAB 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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